Transportation Advisory Board Meeting on Feb. 9 has Changed Location: B. C. Franklin Park
The Transportation Advisory Board has scheduled its next two public meetings for Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. These public meetings will be held as follows:
Sen. Bingman Named 2009 Legislator of the Year
TULSA, OKLA. – Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers, an association of industrial companies that employ thousands of Oklahomans, today honored state Sen. Brian Bingman as the 2009 Legislator of the Year for his dedication to ensuring a business-friendly environment for industries in Oklahoma. The announcement was made in Oklahoma City.
Bixby Leaders Welcome the New Year
Bixby has become a dynamic and enriching community that many businesses and individuals have been proud to call home. With previous accomplishments and future plans, the community boasts success. Mayor Ray Bowen, Director of Economic Development Trish Richey and Superintendent Dr. Kyle Wood are looking forward to what the New Year will bring.
B.A. Leaders Predict a Positive 2010
Broken Arrow has become a growing and energetic community that boasts both previous accomplishments and future plans. Mayor Mike Lester and Events Coordinator David Blue are looking forward to the possibilities that the New Year will bring.
Tulsans Predict a Positive Year
Tulsa has become a successful and lively community that boasts both previous accomplishments and future plans. Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools Dr. Keith Ballard, County Commissioner Karen Keith and Special Events Coordinator for Tulsa Parks Bob Hendrick look forward to the possibilities that the New Year will bring.
Tulsa’s Future Heading Vertical
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two part series looking into the past, present and future land use development and growth dynamics of Greater Tulsa.
Mayor and Victoria Bartlett To Kick Off Mentoring to the Max in 2010
Mayor Dewey Bartlett and First Lady Victoria Bartlett, who is the new spokesperson for the Mayor’s Mentoring to the Max initiative will hold a press conference to kick off Mayor’s Mentoring Month: Mentoring to the Max, at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 21 at Cleveland Middle School, 724 N. Birmingham Ave. Parking for the media will be available on the street in front of the school.
Jill Zink Tarbel Honored
Mayor Kathy Taylor and Councilor G. T. Bynum dedicated South 30th Place west of Peoria Avenue in the memory of Jill Zink Tarbel on Dec. 3. From left at the ceremony are Caroline Abbott, Nate Waters, Mayor Kathy Taylor, M. Brook Iwata, Jill Iwata, Brook Tarbel, Ann Tarbel and Rev. Dr. John Wolf.
LEADERSHIP: Inauguration ceremonies for the 2009-2011 Tulsa Mayor, Council and City Auditor were held Monday, Dec. 7 in the new Tulsa Ballroom of Tulsa Civic Center. The public was invited to the first event held in the newly remodeled Convention Center.
Tulsa County Web Site Gets A+ Grade
Everyday from every level of government there is talk about being an open, transparent and accessable government for the people. In days past the only way citizens could learn what their governments were doing, how money was being spent and decisions were being made was to spend time in the halls of government or attend a public meeting, something most citizens don’t have the time to do. But, with technology finding its place in every facet of government, it is incumbent upon government to provide this information quickly and timely. This is most commonly done through a government Web site.
The M.e.t. Serves as an Environmental Authority
In the 1980s, there was a prevalent thought around the nation that landfills were going to close and a solid waste crisis was inevitable. Several cities around the Tulsa metro met to address the issue. The group decided to form a plan to deal with Tulsa’s solid waste and to create a trust authority to manage the plan. The group was originally called the Northeast Oklahoma Solid Waste Management Association. In 1987 the Metropolitan Environmental Trust was formed.
Commissioner Fred Perry to Run for Re-election
Commissioner Fred Perry announced that he plans to run for re-election for county commissioner in 2010. He says, “It has been an honor to serve District 3 and all of Tulsa County these last three years. We’ve accomplished much, but there is more to do to make Tulsa County and Expo Square even more efficient, responsive and effective for the benefit of the constituents.”
Changing of the Guard
Mayor Kathy Taylor is working hard to help Mayor-elect Dewey Bartlett to transition into his new position Dec. 7. Mayor Taylor will assume the position of Chief of Education Strategy and Initiative for Oklahoma in January 2010.
United Way Makes Goal
The Tulsa Area United Way celebrated the official end of its 2009 campaign recently by projecting that it has reached this year’s campaign goal of $23,898,673.
Dewey Bartlett Ready to Lead Tulsa
Dewey Bartlett emerged the winner in what became the 2009 mayoral brawl in Tulsa, as he outdistanced rivals Tom Adelson, the Democrat, and Mark Perkins, the Independent.
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