Councilor Kara Joy (KJ) McKee is a 4th generation Oklahoman with a passion for making our city and state better. While studying Botany and Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, McKee came to the world of public policy as a citizen advocate for public transportation, underserved populations, and sustainability.
KJ's career has included assisting low-income families in balancing their household budget; serving as general manager of a first-of-its-kind online farmers market; leading Kendall Whittier Inc., a non-profit that operates a food pantry and community gardens in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood; and training Oklahomans how to advocate for a better state with Oklahoma Policy Institute and Together Oklahoma.
Throughout her career, KJ is most proud of the times she has been a part of something that inspires people to believe that they can do better. As District 4 city councilor, KJ's goal is to engage all members of the community to know what's happening with our city government and how they can be active in our Tulsa community.
KJ lives in the Fair Heights neighborhood with her husband, Gene, and their daughter, Tsula.
The best way to contact her is by emailing Dist4@tulsacouncil.org or calling 918-596-1924.
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