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Gov. Stitt Appoints Tulsan Sean Kouplen to Serve As Sec. of Commerce and Workforce Development

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Tulsan Sean Kouplen as the next Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, a cabinet position that will require Senate confirmation. “Sean Kouplen is a proven business leader and entrepreneur, full of vision, energy and passion for seeing our state thrive and achieve Top 10 status. His reputation and network, both in the state and nationwide, will help propel Oklahoma forward to achieve a robust recruitment agenda,” said Stitt.“

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CEO Aaron Darden Brings RAD, CNI to Tulsa

By DJ Morrow Ingram

Editor’s Note: Greater Tulsa Personalities is a new feature in GTR Newspapers to highlight and focus on interesting people making important contributions in the Greater Tulsa region.

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Energy Assessment Districts to Help with Costs

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

As an elected official I believe it makes sense to look for opportunities that couple together economic development with energy conservation. Helping commercial property owners lower their energy costs with redevelopment or retrofit projects can be a winning combination for the entire county.

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State of the City: Becoming Globally Competitive

From Tulsa's Mayor by G. T. Bynum

Last November, I was privileged to present our State of the City’s report to one of the largest audiences in Tulsa history! My administration’s focus is to become globally competitive: creating equal opportunities for all Tulsans, improving public safety and further developing the city we want for us and for those who come after us.

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‘You’re Looking Good, Broken Arrow’

By BOB LEWIS

While some communities might find it virtually impossible to surpass a year filled with laurels –  including a couple of national Most Livable City awards – City Manager Michael Spurgeon says Broken Arrow is on track to do exactly that.

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B.A. City Attorney Living His Childhood Dream

By BOB LEWIS

Broken Arrow City Attorney Trevor Dennis is living proof that childhood dreams can come true.

Maybe it was because he grew up in the generation when ‘LA Law’ was the hottest show on television, he quips, “but I knew at any early age that I wanted to be a lawyer.”

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Jenks Fire Department Introduces New Fire Engine in Push Ceremony

Jenks Fire & Rescue (Jenks Fire Department) held a Push Ceremony Dec. 7 at Station 2 located at 1115 W. 12th St. South in Jenks.

The Jenks Fire Department received a new fire engine that is replacing the current unit, a 1988 model.

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Stock the Station Food Drive Helps Those in Need

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

 Here at the City of Tulsa we are committed to making an amazing difference in our community, especially for at-risk Tulsans who have fallen on hard times this holiday season.

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Tulsa Police, Rotary Combine Efforts to ‘Shop with a Cop’

Tulsa FOP Lodge 93 partnered with the Rotary Club of Tulsa to host Shop with a Cop in early December at the Target store at 1701 S. Yale Ave in Tulsa. A few dozen students from Celia Clinton Elementary School were selected to participate in the program.

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Methods Vary in Tulsa County Construction Projects

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

The citizens of Tulsa County understand that from time to time the county, school districts, and cities need to rebuild, restore, or construct new facilities to better serve the public.

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B.A. Mayor Thurmond Attends White House Meeting; Parks Director Scott Esmond to Retire

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was invited to the White House for the fourth time in 2018, this time to be part of a Roundtable on Housing Affordability on Friday, Nov. 16.

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B.A.’s Rose District Receives National Honor

Broken Arrow’s downtown renovation that led to the creation of the Rose District has been honored again, this time by being selected as a finalist for the Route Fifty Navigator Awards.

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The City of Tulsa is a Veteran Friendly Community

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM

November is the month of Veterans Day, and I’m grateful for all the men and women who faithfully served and defended our country with bravery, integrity, distinction and honor. Every veteran has made sacrifices to ensure the freedom of all American citizens and I deeply appreciate their dedicated service to this country. It’s also humbling to know that many veterans gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms that we all hold dear.

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Tulsa County’s Legislative Agenda Began Last Summer

From Tulsa County By COMMISSIONER RON PETERS

While the 2019 Legislative Session will officially begin Feb. 4, the work to finalize Tulsa County’s legislative agenda began last summer.

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Michael Spurgeon Manages State’s 4th Largest City

By BOB LEWIS

Editor’s Note: Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 To Watch in Greater Tulsa” honorees as announced in its January 2018 issues. GTR was the first news group to develop a “10 to Watch” program which was launched in 2009. Throughout the year, GTR has been publishing feature articles spotlighting this year’s honorees.
 
“Federal and state officials usually receive most of the media attention, but local government has the most direct impact on the daily lives of citizens in the community and the local economy.”

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