Francisco said it was the first time he has ever received his award. The outstanding member award recognizes the contributions to the objectives of the association and to the improvement of city government, a nomination form reads. “I am very honored by the award, but the most humbling and flattering thing for me is that I was held in esteem by my colleagues at the city and throughout the state,” he said.
“She took the lead on pandemic-related policies and supported small business recovery incentives. Ms. Clark serves on both the OML and MCO boards and is consistently stepping up to assist wherever she is needed,” the statement reads. Clark was recognized for her numerous initiatives she began shortly after taking office in 2019. These include the Move with the Mayor initiative started to promote healthy living, creating and updating numerous ordinances including the Civil Rights Ordinance, a ban on conversion therapy, short-term rental ordinances and successfully passing a sales tax election to improve public transit, the statement reads.
“It was a true honor,” Clark said. “It was 2020 Mayor of the Year, which was a difficult year for me both professionally and personally, and to have my colleagues recognize that and value that accomplishment during a trying time is very, very special to me.” The Mayor of the Year award is based on a mayor’s accomplishments and work in the community, an Oklahoma Municipal League prepared statement reads. The league’s mayors council gives the award to one mayor in a town with a population of less than 5,000 and one to a mayor serving a town more than 5,000. Each winner was nominated by their community or one of their peers and then selected by the awards committee made up of OML board members and past winners.
Mindy Wood covers City Hall news and notable court cases for The Transcript. Reach her at email@example.com or 405-416-4420.
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