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This article was archived on 2/14/2017

2017 Council Chair and Vice-Chair

Get to know our Chair and Vice-Chair for 2017: Councilors Anna America and David Patrick.

Council Chair Anna America has spent most of her career in the communications field as a newspaper reporter covering City Hall and doing communications work for the City's Public Works Department, Parks Department and Mayor's Office. She has served as the executive director of Up With Trees and director of the Tulsa office of Communities in Schools, a national nonprofit that works with at-risk kids to help them be successful in school. She has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and many other community programs in Tulsa. Councilor America is an advocate for education and community & neighborhood involvement.

Council Vice-Chair David Patrick is a small business owner, operating an auto repair business in the same location for 46 years. He is currently the longest-serving public servant on the Council where his guidance and experience is frequently an asset. Councilor Patrick has been involved in his community for more than 30 years and was first elected to the Council in 1996. He has steadily worked to eradicate dilapidated buildings in his district and bring in new businesses. Councilor Patrick is also an advocate for aviation and manufacturing, industries that employ thousands of people in the Tulsa area.