Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sallee was recently appointed to the Oklahoma Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council, a group established in 2004 to coordinate statewide strategies that secure the state from public health emergencies, acts of terrorism, cyber crime and weapons of mass destruction.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve on this critical advisory council,” Sallee said. “Public safety and security for Tulsa County residents is my top priority in office, and this appointment grants me greater access to support a safer Tulsa County.”
Retired Oklahoma Army National Guard Col. Hiram Tabler, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHSD) director, appointed Sallee to a three-year term.
“These regional advisory councils are a critical link in the communication channel between local officials, first responders and our office,” Tabler said. “The input from members on issues pertaining to homeland security is extremely valuable, especially considering their involvement in their specific region. Through the councils, the entire state will be represented as we work to achieve the mission and goals of OKOHS: preventing terrorist attacks, reducing the state’s vulnerability to attacks, and response and recovery if such an attack should occur.”
The Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) issued a statement congratulating Sallee on his appointment.
“We are thankful for Commissioner Sallee’s willingness to serve on the council,” said Chris Schroder, ACCO executive director. “His wisdom and experience are well respected and will serve the citizens of Tulsa County and all Oklahomans well.”
Commissioner Sallee has been serving as Tulsa County Commissioner for District 1 since November 2018. Prior to this, he became a Collinsville City Councilor in 2002, serving for two years and Mayor for eight years. He also serves on many boards and organizations throughout the region. Sallee comes from a long line of family who have devoted their time to public service.
His grandfather, Lincoln Sallee, was the first republican Tulsa County Commissioner for District 1 in 1938 and served as Mayor in Collinsville. Sallee’s maternal grandfather, Col. Sol H. Bayouth, was a community leader and served on the Tulsa County Fair Board for many years and founded Bayouth Dept. Stores in northeastern Oklahoma.