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Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women
to Honor Pinnacle Award Winners at May 20 Reception

Pinnacle 2015 winnersThe Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women will honor seven 2015 Pinnacle Award recipients at a reception May 20, at 4 p.m. in the 15th Floor boardroom of Tulsa's City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.

Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. will present the winners with their awards, which recognize outstanding Tulsa-area women who are role models and demonstrate a commitment to issues that affect women and children. A catered reception, sponsored by Hall Estill, will be held immediately following the ceremony.

"It's important that we honor our community leaders who have distinguished themselves through achievement in their areas of expertise," Mayor Bartlett said. "Through the Pinnacle Awards, we can show our young women in Tulsa some excellent examples of what they can aspire to in the future."

Carmela Hill, co-chairman of the Pinnacle Awards and a previous Pinnacle winner, said, "I consider it a very high honor to help bestow this award on other deserving women in our community."

The 2015 Pinnacle Award recipients and their respective areas of achievement are listed below:


  • Arts and Humanities: Jean Neal - Administrative Coordinator, John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Center
  • Community Service: Joyce Bright - Retired Director, Salvation Army North Mabee Center
  • Corporate: Meredith Siegfried - CEO, Nordam
  • Education: Allyson Watson, PhD - Assistant Dean, Northeast State University College of Education
  • Health: Jan Slater - Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for Healthcare Improvement
  • Rising Star: Kaylee Morrison - student
  • Reducing Female Incarceration: Sheri Curry - volunteer instructor, David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center

The Pinnacle Award for "Reducing Female Incarceration" is a new award and was added to emphasize the work of the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women in this area. For the past two years, the Commission has chosen female incarceration as its area of focus.

The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1985 to provide women with a voice in government on issues that affect women, children and families in Tulsa.

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