Councilor District 8
Phil Lakin, Jr. has lived in District 8 since he was 9 years
He graduated from Jenks High School in 1985 and went on to
obtain his BBA and MBA from Baylor University. He also is a
graduate of Leadership Tulsa.
Lakin is C.E.O. of the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and has
been since 1999. TCF is the largest community foundation in the
United States. Lakin is known for working with donors, community
leaders and elected officials to improve the Tulsa area. Before
working for TCF, Lakin worked for Baylor University's Office of
Councilor Lakin is an active member of many community and
governmental organizations. Before running for office, Lakin served
on the State Board of Education, Metropolitan Tulsa Transit
Authority and the Transportation Advisory Board. He resigned these
positions in order to serve as City Councilor for District 8. He
also recently served as president of the board for the Tulsa Zoo
and helped during the zoo's privatization efforts. Lakin still
serves on the boards of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Tulsa Area
United Way, Jenks Publics Schools Foundation and the Tulsa
Community College Foundation, to name a few. The Lakins are members
of Southern Hills Baptist Church, where Councilor Lakin serves as a
He has been married to his wife, Adriane, for 16 years. The
couple has three sons, Brooks, Alex and Cooper. In his free time,
Lakin likes to spend time with his wife and kids. Lakin has been to
the last 30 Indy 500 races, and his eldest son Brooks recently
became the fourth generation to join this family tradition. Lakin
is also an avid hiker and climber. He has reached the summit of all
54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks.
Lakin said he loves Tulsa, and wants to see it thriving.
"I see and am part of the positive influence that the
charitable and corporate sectors have on the city each day," Lakin
said. "I want the governmental sector to become more of a positive
and driving force, leading our city to places it should be,
respectful of its past traditions and successes. "
Contact Councilor Lakin via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.