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About Tulsa City Council

The City of Tulsa was incorporated in 1898, nine years before statehood. In 1908, Tulsa adopted its first city charter that outlined the processes of the city government. Under this charter, a board of commissioners including a mayor and four city commissioners enacted local policies for about 80 years. In 1989, Tulsans voted to change to a strong mayor-council form of government in an effort to create a more effective and representative city government.

Today, the elected officials of Tulsa include the mayor, the city auditor and nine city councilors. These separate offices allow for a checks and balances system that affirms responsible governance. Together, they serve the community's interests through adopting local laws, establishing and maintaining infrastructure and city funds and offering services and programs to benefit the public.

Tulsa's City Government Branches Overview

3 Independent Branches

Mayor G.T. Bynum

Administrative

MAYOR

Elected by the whole city

  • Manage all administrative departments

  • Manage the day-today operations of the City

  • Execute Municipal laws

  • Submit annual budget to the City Council

  • Appoint citizens to Authorities, Boards, and Commissions

Councilors sitting in Council chambers during a City Council Meeting

Legislative

CITY COUNCIL

9 members, elected by district

  • Adopt municipal laws and policies

  • Approve the City's annual budget

  • Listen to the concerns of the citizens

  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of City operations

  • Confirm citizens to Authorities, Boards, and Commissions

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Investigative

CITY AUDITOR

Elected by the whole city

  • Provide government oversight

  • Ensure adequate protections are in place to mitigate risk

  • Serve as an independent eye on City operations and resources

  • Regularly review the City's financial activities

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, & COMMISSIONS

Appointed by the Mayor, Confirmed by City Council

  • The advice from these groups helps create city policy and programs

  • Authorities acquire and manage or oversee the management of assets

  • Boards and Commissions review and recomend policy changes to the Mayor and City Council

THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

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City of Tulsa Government Guide

Ready to learn even more about how the City of Tulsa's government works? Our Government Guide will provide you with information on the local government structure, the legislative process, meeting and agenda information, and more!

  • I would like to speak on an agenda item during an upcoming City Council meeting. How do I sign up to speak?
    During Regular Council Meetings, interested residents may sign up and speak to the Council regarding an item on the agenda. Before doing so, an individual must sign a Request to Speak form in person at the meeting before that item is read, provide their names and addresses and indicate whether they support or oppose that item. A speaker may sign up to speak on multiple items, but speaking time is limited to five minutes total for all items. The exceptions are Public Hearings under Section 3 and Public Comments under Section 11, which do not count against a speaker’s total five minutes. Public input is not received on agenda items during Committee meetings as these meetings are designed for information gathering and in-depth discussion amongst the Councilors. Residents may comment about any issue affecting the City of Tulsa to the Council on the Regular Council Agenda under Section 11, titled “Public Comments.” To do so, they must follow these guidelines: 1. Timing of Request Submission: A topic for the comment must be received no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on the preceding Thursday before the Council Regular Meeting. 2. Language and Content: The language of the submitted topic will be reviewed and revised to guarantee agreement with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. Comments must regard new issues affecting Tulsa and refrain from political, commercial or similar subjects. Citizens are asked to keep comments in good taste and refrain from profanity or crude language. 3. Limitations: Only two public comment items are allowed per agenda per person to ensure the review of all agenda items. Individuals shall be limited to a total of five minutes per meeting. Re-addressing a topic previously discussed within 180 days is not permitted. More information, including the proper forms, contacts and rules, can be found here.
  • How long do I have to speak during a City Council meeting?
    You will have a total of 5 minutes to speak for the agenda items you sign up to speak on. When your 5 minutes is up, a timer will buzz. This 5 minutes does not apply to Public Hearing items. For Public Hearing items, you will have 5 minutes to speak on each Public Hearing item. This time does not count against your 5 minute limit for other agenda items.
  • I would like to speak on a topic that is not apart of the agenda. Can I do that?
    Residents may comment about any issue affecting the City of Tulsa to the Council on the Regular Council Agenda under Section 11, titled “Public Comments.” To do so, they must follow these guidelines: 1. Timing of Request Submission: A topic for the comment must be received no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on the preceding Thursday before the Council Regular Meeting. 2. Language and Content: The language of the submitted topic will be reviewed and revised to guarantee agreement with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. Comments must regard new issues affecting Tulsa and refrain from political, commercial or similar subjects. Citizens are asked to keep comments in good taste and refrain from profanity or crude language. 3. Limitations: Only two public comment items are allowed per agenda per person to ensure the review of all agenda items. Individuals shall be limited to a total of five minutes per meeting. Re-addressing a topic previously discussed within 180 days is not permitted. More information, including the proper forms, contacts and rules, can be found here.
  • Is there another way to share my comments with the Council?
    Yes! To submit comments to your City Councilor directly, call or email using the contact information here. To find your City Councilor, use the District Finder.
  • Where can I find a meeting agenda?
    Generally, agendas will be posted on the Council website 48 hours before the scheduled meeting. Addenda, or changes and additions, will appear no later than 24 hours before the meeting. These agendas are not official postings and are only for informational purposes. Past agendas and minutes can be found in this archive. Official agenda postings are available for in-person viewing Mondays on the 2nd floor of City Hall at the window to the left of the public entrance, catty-corner from the public entrance security desk. If you cannot find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact the Council Office via phone at 918-596-1990 or email secretary@tulsacouncil.org.
  • If I am not able to attend a meeting in person, is there another way for me to watch City Council meetings?
    Yes! All City Council meetings are televised live on Wednesdays (with the exception of the 4 p.m. pre-meeting) onTGOV - Tulsa Government Access Television, on Cox Digital Cable channel 24. Meetings are also streamed on tgovonline.org and on our Facebook page.
  • What are standing committee meetings?
    The Council holds its standing committee meetings on Wednesdays in Conference Room 411 on the 4th Floor of City Hall at 175 E. 2nd St. The meeting times for standing committees are: 10:30 a.m. Urban and Economic Development Committee 1:00 p.m. Budget & Special Projects Committee (seasonally) 2:30 p.m. Public Works Committee Committee meetings are where the Council receives reports from City staff and discusses proposed legislation items. Public feedback is not received during these meetings as they are designed for information gathering and in-depth discussion amongst the Councilors.
  • What are regular meetings?
    Regular meetings of the Council are held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 175 E. 2nd St. This is the business meeting of the Council where feedback from the public is received and votes on legislation are cast.
  • Where can I park if I plan to attend a City Council meeting?
    All street parking downtown is free after 5 p.m. In addition, the City of Tulsa has an arrangement with S.P.+ Parking so that people who attend the 5:00 p.m. City Council meetings on Wednesdays may park free of charge, with some exceptions, in the PAC Parking Lot (on the southeast corner of 2nd and Cincinnati). If you wish to park at the PAC Parking Lot, inform the parking attendant that you are joining the meeting and provide the attendant with your tag number. When the lot attendant leaves at 6:00 p.m., those who did not provide the attendant with their tag number will have a “pay” envelope placed on their windshield. If a person who attended the Council meeting receives a “pay” envelope, they should contact City Hall Security, who will work with S.P. + Parking to solve this issue. NOTE: When there is an event at the Performing Arts Center at the same time as a City Council meeting, the PAC Parking Lot is never free.
  • What are the rules during a City Council meeting?
    All individuals and groups addressing the Council must limit their remarks to the specific agenda topic they have signed up to discuss. Speakers should remain courteous and respectful at all times. As determined by the Council Chair, any violation of these provisions will initially result in a warning. If there is any further violation, the Council Chair shall direct the individual or group to vacate the podium and forfeit the remainder of their time available to address the Council. Likewise, the Council Chair may expel the individual or group from the meeting. No weapons, including pocket knives, are allowed at public meetings. Persons who require a special accommodation to participate in any Council meeting should contact Tulsa City Council Secretary Lori Doring, 175 East Second Street, Fourth Floor, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 918-596-1990 or via email at loridoring@tulsacouncil.org, as far in advance as possible and preferably at least 48 hours before the date of the meeting. Persons using a TDD may contact OKLAHOMA RELAY at 1-800-722-0353 and voice calls should be made to 1-800-522-8506 to communicate via telephone with hearing telephone users and vice versa.
  • What is the difference between Public Input, Public Hearings, and Public Comments?
    Public Input: The public can provide feedback on items placed on the agenda by City Councilors, the Mayor’s Office or Authorities, Boards, and Commissions. Public Hearings: Sometimes, the Council addresses topics that have legally required public hearings, such as the annual budget. When the Council addresses this type of item, the Council will place a public hearing on the Council agenda under Section 3. Public Comment: The public may place their own agenda item on the Council agenda. The Council cannot take immediate action on that item. However, they can add it to a future agenda for further consideration.
  • What is first and second reading on the council agenda?
    By City Charter, no ordinance can be adopted until the subject thereof has been on the agenda of the Council for two meetings. This gives the public more time to learn about ordinances and provide input before they are passed. This requirement may be waived by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the entire Council (6 votes). However, this is a rare occurrence and is included as a safeguard should there be an urgent matter.
  • What is the emergency clause?
    An ordinance or resolution can be adopted as an emergency measure when there is a need to provide for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, or safety. The vote of at least two-thirds of the entire Council (6 votes) is required to adopt any ordinance or resolution as an emergency measure. Ordinances or resolutions adopted as an emergency measure take effect at the time stated in the measure. All other ordinances and resolutions take effect not less than 30 days from the date of first publication.
  • I'd like to give the invocation or lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a City Council meeting. Can I do that?
    Yes! We always welcome community members to participate in our meetings. If you'd like to give the invocation or lead the Pledge of Allegiance, please email the Council Secretary at secretary@tulsacouncil.org
  • How can I find out more about how the City Council works?
    Check out our handy Government Guide.

City Council History

LEGEND:
*: Deceased
D: Democrat
R: Republican
  • Term 1990-92: B.S. Roberts (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: B.S. Roberts (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Joe Williams (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Joe Williams (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Joe Williams (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Joe Williams (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Joe Williams (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-012: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Jack Henderson (D)

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Jack Henderson

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Jack Henderson

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Vanessa Hall-Harper

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Vanessa Hall-Harper

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Vanessa Hall-Harper

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Vanessa Hall-Harper

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Darla Hall (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Darla Hall (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Darla Hall (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Darla Hall (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Darla Hall (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Randi Miller (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Randi Miller (R) 11/14/02 & Chris Medlock (R) 2/18/03

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Chris Medlock (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Rick Westcott (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Rick Westcott (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Rick Westcott (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-012: Jeannie Cue (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Jeannie Cue

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Dorothy DeWitty (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Michael Patrick (D) 4/5/93 & Darrell Gilbert (D) 5/4/93*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Darrell Gilbert (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: David Patrick (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: David Patrick (D)* 8/5/98 & Roscoe Turner (D) 11/12/98

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

    • Roscoe Turner was elected in November 1998 in a special election to replace David Patrick. Due to state nepotism laws, David Patrick resigned so his son could become a Tulsa Firefighter. Roscoe Turner was sworn in on November 12, 1998.

  • Term 2000-02: Roscoe Turner (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: David Patrick (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Roscoe Turner (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Roscoe Turner (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: David Patrick (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Roscoe Turner (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: David Patrick (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: David Patrick*

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: David Patrick*

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: David Patrick*

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: David Patrick* 9/14/18 & Karen O'Brien 10/3/18

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

    • David Patrick dies unexpectedly on September 14, 2018. Interim Councilor Karen O'Brien, who served on the Sales Tax Overview Committee, was sworn in on October 3, 2018 to fill the vacancy. The appointment ensured the approximately 44,000 residents in the district were represented and provided the City Council the ability to continue to conduct business due to majority vote requirement. The Tulsa City Charter, Article VI Section 8 states, "If a vacancy shall occur in the office of a Councilor less than one year prior to the next general election, the Council, by a majority vote of the remaining membership of the Council shall appoint a qualified elector of the election district in which the vacancy exists to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term."

  • Term 2018-20: Crista Patrick

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Crista Patrick

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Crista Patrick

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Gary Watts (D)

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Gary Watts (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Gary Watts (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Gary Watts (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Anna Falling (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Gary Watts (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Tom Baker (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Tom Baker (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Maria Barnes (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Eric Gomez (D)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Maria Barnes (D)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: Blake Ewing (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Blake Ewing

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Blake Ewing

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Blake Ewing

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Blake Ewing

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Kara Joy McKee

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Kara Joy McKee

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Laura Bellis

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Robert Nelson (R)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Robert Nelson (R)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Robert Nelson (R)* 10/31/94 & Mel Rive* 1/19/95

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

    • Robert Nelson dies unexpectedly in office on October 31, 1994. Mel Rice was elected following Nelson's death and attended his first meeting on January 19, 1995. He chose not to seek re-election.

  • Term 1996-98: Sam Roop (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Sam Roop (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Sam Roop (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Sam Roop (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Sam Roop (R) 2/18/05 & Bill Martinson (R) 5/17/05

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

    • Sam Roop resigns effective 2/18/2005 to join Mayor Bill LaFortune's cabinet as Chief Administrative Officer. Bill Martinson was elected to the Council in a special election on May 10, 2005. Martinson was sworn in on May 17, 2005.

  • Term 2006-08: Bill Martinson (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Bill Martinson (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Chris Trail (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: Karen Gilbert (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Karen Gilbert

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Karen Gilbert

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Karen Gilbert

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Karen Gilbert

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Cass Fahler

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Mykey Arthrell-Knezek

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Grant Miller

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: James Hogue (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: James Hogue (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: James Hogue (D)* 1/9/95 & Art Justis (D)* 2/21/95

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

    • James Hogue resigned after winning election as a judge. Art Justis replaced him by special election on February 14, 1995. Jusis completed the last 13 months of Hogue's term. 

  • Term 1996-98: Art Justis (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Art Justis (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Art Justis (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Art Justis (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Jim Mautino (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Dennis Troyer (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Dennis Troyer (D)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Jim Mautino (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: Skip Steele (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Skip Steele

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Skip Steele

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Connie Dodson

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Connie Dodson

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Connie Dodson

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Connie Dodson

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Christian Bengel

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: John Benjamin (R)*

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: John Benjamin (R)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: John Benjamin (R)*

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Terry Doverspike (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Terry Doverspike (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Clay Bird (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Randy Sullivan (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Randy Sullivan (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: John Eagleton (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: John Eagleton (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: John Eagleton (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: Thomas Mansur (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Arianna Moore

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Arianna Moore

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Arianna Moore

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Anna America 8/22/18 & Arianna Moore 10/3/18

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

    • Anna America resigns on August 22, 2018 to become the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. Former Councilor Arianna Moore was sworn in on October 3, 2018 to fill the vacancy.

  • Term 2018-20: Lori Decter Wright

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Lori Decter Wright

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Lori Decter Wright

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Richard Polishuk (D)

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Vickie Cleveland (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Vickie Cleveland (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Vickie Cleveland (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Vickie Cleveland (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Todd Huston (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Bill Christiansen (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Bill Christiansen (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Bill Christiansen (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: Bill Christiansen (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: Bill Christiansen (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: Phil Lakin, Jr. (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-92: Dewey Bartlett, Jr. (R)

    • Inauguration Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1992-94: Dewey Bartlett, Jr. (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1994-96: Robert Gardner (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/5/94

  • Term 1996-98: Robert Gardner (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1998-2000: Brady Pringle (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/98

  • Term 2000-02: Brady Pringle (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2002-04: Susan Neal (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2004-06: Susan Neal (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/6/04

  • Term 2006-08: Cason Carter (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2008-09: G.T. Bynum (R)

    • Inauguration Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009-11: G.T. Bynum (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2011-12: G.T. Bynum (R)

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: G.T. Bynum 

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: G.T. Bynum 

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/13

  • Term 2014-16: G.T. Bynum 

    • Inauguration Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2016-18: Ben Kimbro

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2018-20: Ben Kimbro

    • Inauguration Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2020-22: Jayme Fowler

    • Inauguration Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2022-24: Jayme Fowler

    • Inauguration Date 12/5/22

  • Term 1990-91: Chair: Gary Watts; Vice-Chair: Richard Polishuk

    • Election Date 5/8/90

  • Term 1991-92: Chair: Richard Polishuk; Vice-Chair: Robert Nelson

    • Election Date 5/2/91

  • Term 1992-93: Chair: Robert Nelson; Vice-Chair: James Hogue

    • Election Date 4/6/92

  • Term 1993-94: Chair: James Hogue; Vice-Chair: Dewey Bartlett, Jr. until 3/3/94, John Benjamin from 3/10/94 onward

    • Election Date 4/8/93

  • Term 1994-95: Chair: John Benjamin; Vice-Chair: Darla Hall

    • Election Date 4/4/94

  • Term 1995-96: Chair: Darla Hall; Vice-Chair: Robert Gardner

    • Election Date 4/6/95

  • Term 1996-97: Chair: Vickie Cleveland; Vice-Chair: Joe Williams

    • Election Date 4/1/96

  • Term 1997-98: Chair: Joe Williams; Vice-Chair: Terry Doverspike

    • Election Date 4/3/97

  • Term 1998-99: Chair: Terry Doverspike; Vice-Chair: Art Justis

    • Election Date 4/6/98

  • Term 1999-00: Chair: Art Justis; Vice-Chair: Sam Roop

    • Election Date 4/1/99

  • Term 2000-01: Chair: Sam Roop; Vice-Chair: Roscoe Turner

    • Election Date 4/3/00

  • Term 2001-02: Chair: Roscoe Turner; Vice-Chair: Brandy Pringle

    • Election Date 4/5/01

  • Term 2002-03: Chair: Randi Miller until 6/27/02, Bill Christiansen from 6/27/02 onward (1); Vice-Chair: David Patrick

    • Election Date 4/1/02

  • Term 2003-04: Chair: David Patrick; Vice-Chair: Randy Sullivan

    • Election Date 4/3/03

  • Term 2004-05: Chair: Randy Sullivan; Vice-Chair: Tom Baker

    • Election Date 4/5/04

  • Term 2005-06: Chair: Roscoe Turner; Vice-Chair: Susan Neal

    • Election Date 4/7/05

  • Term 2006-07: Chair: Bill Martinson; Vice-Chair: Roscoe Turner

    • Election Date 4/10/06

  • Term 2007-08: Chair: Roscoe Turner; Vice-Chair: John Eagleton

    • Election Date 4/5/07

  • Term 2008-09: Chair: John Eagleton; Vice-Chair: Jack Henderson

    • Election Date 4/7/08

  • Term 2009: Chair: Jack Henderson; Vice-Chair: Rick Westcott

    • Election Date 4/9/09

  • Term 2009-10: Chair: Rick Westcott; Vice-Chair: Maria Barnes

    • Election Date 12/7/09

  • Term 2010-11: Chair: Maria Barnes; Vice-Chair: Jim Mautino

    • Election Date 12/9/10

  • Term 2011-12: Chair: G.T. Bynum; Vice-Chair: David Patrick

    • Election Date 12/5/11

  • Term 2012-13: Chair: David Patrick; Vice-Chair: Karen Gilbert

    • Election Date 12/3/12

  • Term 2013-14: Chair: Karen Gilbert; Vice-Chair: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Election Date 12/2/13

  • Term 2014-15: Chair: Phil Lakin, Jr.; Vice-Chair: Jeannie Cue

    • Election Date 12/1/14

  • Term 2015-16: Chair: Jeannie Cue; Vice-Chair: Anna America

    • Election Date 12/10/15

  • Term 2016-17: Chair: Anna America; Vice-Chair: David Patrick

    • Election Date 12/5/16

  • Term 2017-18: Chair: David Patrick until 9/22/18, vacant from 9/22/18 onward (2); Vice-Chair: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Election Date 12/6/17

  • Term 2018-19: Chair: Phil Lakin, Jr.; Vice-Chair: Ben Kimbro

    • Election Date 12/3/18

  • Term 2019-20: Chair: Ben Kimbro; Vice-Chair: Vanessa Hall-Harper

    • Election Date 12/4/19

  • Term 2020-21: Chair: Vanessa Hall-Harper; Vice-Chair: Lori Decter Wright

    • Election Date 12/7/20

  • Term 2021-22: Chair: Lori Decter Wright; Vice-Chair: Crista Patrick

    • Election Date 12/8/21

  • Term 2022-23: Chair: Crista Patrick; Vice-Chair: Jeannie Cue

    • Election Date 12/5/22

  • Term 2023-24: Chair: Jeannie Cue; Vice-Chair: Phil Lakin, Jr.

    • Election Date 12/6/23

      LEGEND:
      1:  Randi Miller decided to run for Tulsa County Commissioner and stated that, in accordance with Council Rules & Orders of Business, she can continue as a Councilor but cannot serve as Council Chair. 
      2:  Council Chair David Patrick died unexpectedly in office on 9/22/2018.

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