Councilor District 7
Anna America has long been committed to helping make Tulsa an
even better place to raise her family, and has worked toward that
goal in both her professional and personal life.
A University of Tulsa graduate, Anna has spent most of her
professional career working in communications. She started as a
newspaper reporter with the Tulsa Tribune, where among other beats
she covered City Hall. Over the next two decades her work included
stints writing for the Newspaper Association of America and doing
communications for political campaigns and the City of Tulsa, where
she worked in the Public Works Department, the Parks Department and
in the Mayor's Office.
In 2007, she became executive director of Tulsa non-profit Up
With Trees, where under her leadership, the organization
dramatically increased its budget, staff and programming before she
left in 2013. She most recently was the director of the Tulsa
office of Communities in Schools, a national non-profit that works
with at-risk kids to help them be successful in school.
In 2010, Anna was elected to represent East Tulsa on the Tulsa
Public Schools Board of Education. She served on the board through
the challenging Project Schoolhouse school closing initiative,
becoming vice president before leaving in 2012 when she and her
family moved out of her district.
A believer in the importance of community involvement, Anna has
served many years as a youth soccer coach, a Girl Scout leader, and
a PTA officer. She was president of the White City Neighborhood
Association for a decade, was a member of the 11th Street Corridor
Task Force, and worked on the PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan and the
Tulsa Parks Comprehensive Plan. She has also been a volunteer for
Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels, and many other Tulsa
Anna is married to Michael Patton, executive director of Legacy
Land Trust. They have two children, Eva, 12, and Braden, 16, both
in Tulsa Public Schools. Much of their family time is spent at a
sports field of one kind or another - both kids play competitive
soccer, and Braden plays football and soccer for Booker T
Washington High School and Eva plays soccer and volleyball for
Carver Middle School. Anna and her family live with two dogs and a
cat in the Sungate Neighborhood.
Contact Councilor America via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.