2018 Conference Awards

2018 Award Winners

 
 

Don Rider Award

 

Innovations Award

 

Gerald Wilkins Award

 
 
  Honor’s States Most Outstanding Municipal official: Sand Springs Mayor, Mike Burdge

Honor’s States Most Outstanding Municipal official: Sand Springs Mayor, Mike Burdge

 
  Top Innovation Program: City of El Reno

Top Innovation Program: City of El Reno

 
  Gerald Wilkins City Manager of the Year recipient: Janice Cain, City Manager, Altus

Gerald Wilkins City Manager of the Year recipient: Janice Cain, City Manager, Altus

 
 

Mayor of the Year Awards

 
  Mayor of the Year – communities over 5,000: Bill Shewey, Mayor of Enid

Mayor of the Year – communities over 5,000: Bill Shewey, Mayor of Enid

 
  Mayor of the Year – communities under 5,000: Daniel Tarkington, Mayor of Checotah

Mayor of the Year – communities under 5,000: Daniel Tarkington, Mayor of Checotah

 

Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials 2018 inductees include:

 
  Craig Stephenson, City Manager, Ponca City

Craig Stephenson, City Manager, Ponca City

  George Fina, former Piedmont Councilman and Mayor, and former Oklahoma City Firefighter

George Fina, former Piedmont Councilman and Mayor, and former Oklahoma City Firefighter

  Mary Rupp, former Stillwater Deputy City Manager and former Perry City Manager

Mary Rupp, former Stillwater Deputy City Manager and former Perry City Manager

  David Weatherford, City Attorney, City of Coweta, Town of Mannford, City of Sand Springs, and City of Mounds

David Weatherford, City Attorney, City of Coweta, Town of Mannford, City of Sand Springs, and City of Mounds

 

Founded in 1999, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials Foundation recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements or contributions to city and town governments.  To be selected, an honoree must make significant contributions to Oklahoma local government, through their positive spirit of public service, and unquestioned ethics.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame began in 2001 and the new inductees become the 61st – 64th members.