Authorities, Boards and Commissions

Join Us in Moving Tulsa Forward!

Mayor Dewey Bartlett is looking for Tulsans willing to donate their time, talent and energy to serve on a City of Tulsa Authority, Board or Commission. The City of Tulsa has dozens of citizen committees that cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. The Mayor and City Council rely on these volunteer citizen groups for thoughtful advice to create policies and develop programs.

The Mayor is looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply to serve for all of these boards. For all mayor-appointed positions, you must be a Tulsa resident. Some boards have additional requirements. You can learn more about each committee by reading the information about each group below.

To apply for an Authority, Board, or Commission:
Download and complete the application and email to boards@CityofTulsa.org or fax to: (918) 596-9010. Please take a moment to read the City of Tulsa Ethics Ordinance. Applications are accepted throughout the year for all committees and will be kept on file. If you have additional questions, please call (918)596-2100.

 

Index to Authorities, Boards and Commissions

2003 Sales Tax Overview Committee (Vision 2025) Airport Authority Arts Commission Audit Committee Board of Adjustment Building, Housing, and Fire Prevention Appeals Board City of Tulsa/Rogers County Port Authority Civil Service Commission Economic Development Commission (EDC) Election District Commission Electrical Examiners and Appeals Board Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)Employee Retirement Board (Board of Trustees - MERP) Ethics Advisory Committee Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission Housing AuthorityHUD Community Development CommitteeHuman Rights Commission INCOG Infrastructure Development Advisory Board Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women Mechanical Examiners and Appeals Board Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA)OSU Medical Center TrustPark and Recreation Board Plumbing Appeals Board River Parks Authority Sales Tax Overview Committee (STOC) Sign Advisory Board Stormwater Drainage Advisory BoardTransportation Advisory BoardTulsa Authority for Recovery of Energy Tulsa City/County Health Board Tulsa City/County Library Commission Tulsa County Criminal Justice Sales Tax Overview Committee Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) Tulsa Industrial Authority (TIA) Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA) Tulsa Parking Authority (TPA) Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust Tulsa Preservation Commission Tulsa Public Facilities AuthorityTulsa Stadium Trust University Center at Tulsa Authority

 

2003 Sales Tax Overview Committee (Vision 2025)
MEMBERS:

24 Members:
7 - County appointees with at least 2 being from each County District.
8 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
9 - From other municipalities

TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring on December 31

All members of the committee shall serve until their respective successors are appointed.
SPECIAL: Must be qualified electors of Tulsa County and cannot be elected public officials.
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m., at the Library Lecture Room.
PURPOSE: To review and report to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) upon the expenditures of sales tax revenues generated by the Special 13-Year Sales Tax approved by the registered voters of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on Sept. 9, 2003 (Vision 2025 Sales Tax).
STAFF: Lisa Claxton (918) 582-7595
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Airport Authority
MEMBERS: 5 Members:
Mayor
4 - Qualified voters of the City of Tulsa
TERM: 4 years, staggered, expiring April 30
CREATED BY: City Charter, Article 5, Sections 1.1 - 1.0
MEETINGS: 8:30 a.m. at Airport Conference Room, #A211, second Thursday of the month, except June, which is held the 3rd Thursday of the month to allow for Budget preparation and approval. Opens with Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, followed by Tulsa Airport Authority.
STAFF: Lisa Brown (918) 838- 5003
Arts Commission
MEMBERS:

11 with City Council approval:
4 - Lay members
3 - Reps from Arts Council of Tulsa
2 - Architects
1 - Landscape Architect
1 - Musician

TERM: 3 years, staggered, ending December 1. Reappointments are for three years
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 3
MEETINGS: Second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 10-North
PURPOSE: The Commission is charged with assisting the City in matters concerning public artwork, giving guidance in purchases and maintenance of existing artwork, providing a source of respected opinions and advice concerning public matters having aesthetic implications, reviewing public signage issues (including neighborhood signs), stimulating superior aesthetic quality in all phases of physical development within the community and assisting in the procurement of additional works of public art.
STAFF: Kay Goss (918) 584-3333
WEBSITE: www.tulsaartscommission.org
Audit Committee
MEMBERS: 7 Members:
Mayor
City Auditor
7 - Citizens appointed by Mayor
TERM: Expire December 31 of each year
SPECIAL: Advisory Board Only
MEETINGS:
PURPOSE: To advise the mayor on: (1) selection of independent auditors, (2) internal audits and audit reports, (3) administrative performance or operational audits, (4) other matters the Mayor may require.
STAFF: Kim Bennett (918) 596-7508
Board of Adjustment
MEMBERS: 5 members: Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 3 years, expiring May 10

Members continue to serve after the date of expiration until a new or re-appointment has been made.
CREATED BY: City Charter, Article I, Section 3.N
MEETINGS: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 1 p.m., City Council Chamber, City Hall, 2nd floor
PURPOSE: The Board shall have the power to hear appeals from the determinations of an administrative official in enforcing this [Zoning] Code, to grant variances, and to make interpretations of the zoning map and text, in accordance with the substantive and procedural standards hereinafter set forth.
STAFF: Janet Sparger (918) 579-9417
Website: www.cityoftulsa-boa.org
Building, Housing, and Fire Prevention Appeals Board - No Longer Exists
MEMBERS: 7 with City Council approval:
1 - Registered professional architect
1 - Registered professional structural or civil engineer
1 - Commercial building contractor engaged in heavy construction
1 -Residential building contractor
1- Registered professional engineer having professional engineering experience in fire protection
1 - Specialist in fire prevention & control with a minimum of 10 years of fire protection experience
1 - Representative of the Building Owners & Managers Association.
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring June 30
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 51, Section 112.1
MEETINGS: First Thursday of each month at 3 p.m., City Hall, 10-North
PURPOSE: To hear and decide appeals relative to the application and interpretation of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, or International Fire Prevention code and serve as an advisory board to the Council.
STAFF: Debi Laizure (918) 596-1613
City of Tulsa/Rogers County Port Authority
MEMBERS: 9 Members:
6 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
3 - Rogers County Commission appointees
TERM: 4 years, staggered, expiring October 4
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 22, Chapter 1, (Ordinance 9753) O.S. Title 81, 1101 et seq.
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m., in Conference Room at port offices, 5330 Cimmaron Road, Catoosa
PURPOSE: To exercise power and duties created by provisions of Title 82, Oklahoma statutes, 1961, Section 1101, et seq., as amended.
STAFF: Cindy Green (918) 266-7678
Civil Service Commission
MEMBERS: 5 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 5 years, staggered, expiring December 31
CREATED BY: City Charter, Article X
SPECIAL: Must be a registered voter of the city of Tulsa and cannot hold or be a candidate for an elective public office
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. in 10-South, City Hall
PURPOSE: Adopt rules and regulations governing the merit system, to be approved by City Council; recommends pay plan for different classes and grades; hears employee grievances and appeals.
STAFF: Lara Burton (918) 596-7441
Economic Development Commission (EDC)
MEMBERS: 11 members: Mayoral appointees with City Council approval.
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring on December 31.
CREATED BY: Title 5, Chapter 4, Section 401
MEETINGS: Third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at 10 North, City Hall (no meetings in August and December)
PURPOSE: Assembling, distributing and advertising information ideas, and research results and conducting research and advance proposals to promote the orderly development and use of the natural and human resources located in and around the city of Tulsa; and Developing, maintaining, implementing and reviewing long-range plans to promote the development of the City as a convention and tourist center and to encourage the use of facilities in the City of Tulsa.
STAFF: Jim Coles (918) 576-5664
Election District Commission
MEMBERS: 17 Members: Five appointed by Mayor w/City Council approval
TERM: This is a result of the 2000 Consensus - Adjustment of Election District Boundaries - Only appoint someone every 10 years.
PURPOSE: To adjust the boundaries of Election Districts each ten (10) years after the completion of the Federal Decennial Census.
STAFF: Linda Redwine (918) 579-9426

Electrical Examiners and Appeals Board - No Longer Exists

MEMBERS: 7 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval:
2 - Electrical contractors
2 - Electrical journeymen
1 - Registered electrical engineer
1 - Registered architect
1 - Representative from the building, construction, or development community
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring June 30

NOTE: No member may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.
CREATED BY: Ordinance #20607, Title 52, Section 109, TRO; 19 O.S. 1982, SEC. 864, et seq.
MEETINGS: Fourth Tuesday every month, 3:30 p.m., City Hall-3rd Floor-North Presentation Room
PURPOSE: To hear and decide appeals relative to the application and interpretation of the National Electrical Code, and serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Board may suspend or revoke any certificate of registration. The Board shall examine and test applicants for registration as electrical sign contractors and electrical sign journeymen and issue certificates of competency.
STAFF: Debi Laizure (918) 596-1613
Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
MEMBERS: 11 Members:
1 - Tulsa Mayor or designee (City Council approval not required)
1 - OKC Mayor or designee
3 - Tulsa Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
3 - OKC Mayoral appointees
1 - Representative - Eastern Division (Sand Springs, Jenks & Bixby) - non-beneficiary jurisdictions
1 - Representative - Western Division (Arcadia, Edmond, Yukon, Bethany, The Village, Nichols Hills, Mustang, Warr Acres, Piedmont, Valley Brook, Lake Aluma) - non-beneficiary jurisdictions
1 - Medical Control Board Director
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring June 30
Extra Information: The Medical Director of the Medical Control Board serves as the 11th member of the board of Trustees and is non-voting, except in the case of a tie.
CREATED BY: Title 39, Chapter 14
MEETINGS: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (except November & December), these meetings are held via video conference at the EMSA Administrative Offices, 1111 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73103 (Western Division) and 1417 N. Lansing Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106 (Eastern Division).
PURPOSE: Trust will own or help City operate an emergency medical service system for the inhabitants of Tulsa and Oklahoma City and outlying areas that are covered.
STAFF: Ann Laur (918) 596-3135

Ethics Advisory Committee
MEMBERS: 7 Mayor appointees with City Council approval
TERM: Initially two members shall be appointed for a term of one year; two members for a term of office of two years; three for a term of three years. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for three years; provided, however, that all members shall hold office until their successors are appointed and qualified. All members shall serve without compensation. Members shall not hold public office nor be candidates for public office. A member who has served three successive terms shall not be eligible for reappointment for a period of two years.
SPECIAL: Committee members shall not be a City official, nor shall a Committee member be immediate family of a City official. (A City Official is an elected official, officer, or employee; member of a City of Tulsa Board, Authority, Commission, or Committee; or Trustee appointed by the City to a public trust with the City of Tulsa as a beneficiary.)

Every committee member shall be a resident of the City of Tulsa.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 12, Chapter 6, Section 610
MEETINGS: First Tuesday of each month (except in the month of July) at 3 p.m., City Hall, 10th floor, Room 203
PURPOSE: To act as a recommending body to the City of Tulsa on ethical issues.
STAFF: Anthony Mayes (918) 596-7514

Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission
MEMBERS: 15 persons of Hispanic extraction:
9 - appointed by the Mayor w/City Council approval
6 - appointed by County Commissioners
TERM: 3 years; staggered; expiring on December 31
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 6
MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., in 10-North, One Technology Center
PURPOSE: To promote unity and purpose among Hispanics and encourage cooperation between Hispanics of area and local, state, and federal government; to aid in preservation of Hispanic culture.
STAFF: Darlene Hall (918) 596-2461

Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission
MEMBERS:

5 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
3 - Board of County Commissioners appointees

NOTE: Indian representatives must be selected by the following Organizations:

CITY
American Indian Arts Association
American Indian Chamber of Commerce
American Indian Heritage Center
American Indian Theater Company
Cherokee Nation
Creek Nation
Co. Glenpool Creek Indian Community
Indian health Care Resource Center
Indian Pupil Education, TPS
Intertribal Indian club of Tulsa
Oklahoma Tribal Assistance Program
Tulsa Creek Indian Community
Tulsa Indian Club, Inc.
TU Native American Student Association

COUNTY
Tulsa Creek Indian Community
Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa
Tulsa Indian Arts Association
All Nations Indian Youth
American Indian Theater

TERM: 3 years; staggered, expiring January 15 (1 year not to exceed 3 years)
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 5
MEETINGS: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To advise City of Tulsa and promote welfare and understanding of the Indian people.
STAFF: Darlene Hall (918) 596-2461

Housing Authority
MEMBERS: 5 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 3 years, Staggered expiring on January 20
CREATED BY: Resolution 3914
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m., either at City Hall's Council Room or at the various THA sites.
PURPOSE: Help eliminate the shortage of safe housing for persons with low income.
STAFF: Sara Cressman (918) 581-5733

HUD Community Development Committee

MEMBERS:

Members (all seats are designations):

All Tulsa City councilors, who shall serve ex-officio and not be counted for puposes of establishing a quorum;

One (1) representative of the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) designated by the Director of INCOG;

Five (5) residents of the City of Tulsa, designated by the City Council, three (3) of whom reside in a low-to moderate-income census Tract; however, no more than one citizen so appointed shall reside in any one City Council district;

One (1) representative from a financial institution, designated by the Mayor;

One (1) representative from the Continuum of Care, designated by the Mayor;

One (1) representative with grant allocation experience, designated by the Mayor; and

One (1) representative from the City of Tulsa Planning Department, designated by the Planning Director.

The initial five (5) members who are residents of the City of Tulsa shall be appointed to a term ending June 30, 2014.  Successor members shall be appointed for one (1) year terms commencing on July 1 of the year of their appointment. 

TERM:

The remaining initial members shall be appointed to a term ending June 30, 2015.  Successor members shall be appointed to a one (1) year term which shall commence on July 1 of the year of their appointment.

CREATED BY: Title 12, Chapter 8
MEETINGS: TBD
PURPOSE: Providing for a fair and efficient process for allocating Federal Housing and Urban Development Grants, including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant, Home Funds, HOPWA Funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant Funds, and developing a consolidated plan and an annual action plan; providing for the scope of the chapter; providing for the creation and duties of the HUD Community Development Committee; providing for grant processes, including but no limited to, applicant workshops, proposal deadlines, public hearings, the final resolution on consolidated plan and use of funds, and submission to HUD of necessary documents; providing for the provision of quartlery reports to the City Council and Mayor; providing for off-cycle awards and allocations; providing for appeals; and declaring an emergency.
STAFF: Darlene Hall (918) 596-2461

Human Rights Commission
MEMBERS: No less than 12 or more than 17 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring on June 30 (no more than 3 years and no more than 2 years for Chair & Vice-Chair)
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 1
MEETINGS: Third Monday of each month, at 3:30 p.m., in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: Receive, hear and investigate complaints arising from acts or practices of discrimination.
STAFF: Darlene Hall (918) 596-2461

INCOG
MEMBERS: 50 Members:
8 from the City of Tulsa, including:
6 - elected officials (City Councilors)
2 - Mayoral appointees (Mayor or designee and Auditor)
TERM: Two years - expiring on the second Wednesday of January of each odd numbered year.
CREATED BY: INCOG Articles of agreement, Section V.K., Resolution 4023, Agreement 5024
MEETINGS: Monthly
PURPOSE: To promote efficiency in government by providing a forum for regional cooperation between governments in and around Tulsa, Creek and Osage counties.
STAFF: Linda Redwine (918) 579-9426.

Infrastructure Development Advisory Board
MEMBERS: 11 members with City Council approval:
2 - Consulting Engineers in the project development business
1 - Member at Large appointed by the Mayor
1 - Attorney specializing in development
1 - Developer
1 - Independent business person 
2 - Construction Contractors
1 - Banker or insurance agent engaged in the financial aspect of development
1 - Representative from Homebuilder's Association
1 - Homeowner or neighborhood association representative
TERM: 3 years, expiring on September 30.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 35, Chapter 8
MEETINGS: Second Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 10-North
PURPOSE: The Board is charged with assisting the City of Tulsa in all aspects of the City's infrastructure development process. It shall advise the Director of Public Works on policies, standards, ordinance, and codes that relate to commercial development within the City. It shall serve as a review alternative for all parties involved in the planning, design, and construction of the infrastructure in support of subdivisions, business parks, and other development .
STAFF: Harold Tohlen (918) 596-7344

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Municipal Employees' Retirement Plan (MERP)
MEMBERS: 7 Mayoral appointees w/City Council approval
1- retired employee participant who is receiving income from the Plan
3 - persons of whom shall be either the head of a City division or department or an elected City official
1- person who shall not be a participant in the Plan, a City employee nor elected city official (serves at the pleasure of the Mayor with no expiration)
2 - Active, classified employee participants in the Plan (elected by Plan participants subject to Mayor and City Council approval).
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring December 31
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of the month at Noon., 10-South, City Hall.
PURPOSE: To establish and implement policies for the investment of Employee Retirement System (EMS) funds, authorize payments from ERS Fund and serve as a board of appeals for disagreements with decision.
STAFF: Linda Sadler, (918) 596-7469

Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women
MEMBERS: No more than 15 nor less than 12 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring on May 31
MEETINGS: First Friday of each month, Noon, in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To promote cooperation between the City and private citizens, institutions, and agencies interested in conducting programs that aid women.
STAFF: Darlene Hall (918) 596-2461

 

Mechanical Examiners and Appeals Board - No Longer Exists
MEMBERS: 7 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval:
2 - First class stationary engineers
1 - Mechanical contractor (commercial)
1 - Mechanical contractor (residential)
1 - Registered professional engineer
1 - Mechanical journeyman
1 - Representative of Building Owners and Manager Association.

NOTE: Chief Mechanical Inspector shall serve as ex-officio Secretary of the Board.
TERM: 3 years expiring on June 30.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance #21206, Title 59, Chapter 1, Section 109.2
MEETINGS: Monthly (on call), third Tuesday, 4 p.m., 3rd Floor Presentation Room, City Hall
PURPOSE: The Board shall examine stationary engineer applicants and issue each passing applicant a Certificate of Competency; hear all appeals whenever a dispute arises as to the meaning or intent of the International Mechanical or Fuel Gas code; serves as an advisory board to the Council; deny, suspend, revoke, or cancel any Certificate of Registration as a Mechanical contractor.
STAFF: Debi Laizure (918) 596-1613

Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA)
MEMBERS: 7 Members:
6 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
Mayor or designee (designee must be full time City employee with City Council approval)
TERM: 3 years, expiring July 31.
Mayor for term of office (or Mayor's designee for term of one year) ending July 31.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 9
MEETINGS: Last Tuesday of the month at Noon, 510 S. Rockford
PURPOSE: To provide adequate public transportation for the City of Tulsa.
STAFF: Connie Mitchell (918) 582-2100

OSU Medical Center Trust - Per Resolution19487 this is now a State Trust
MEMBERS: 9 Members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council
TERM: 3 year staggered terms, expiring January 14
MEETINGS: OSU Medical Center, 744 W. 9th Street, Administrative Board Room (2nd Floor). Regular meetings on last Thursday of every month
PURPOSE: To promote and support the teaching and training of physicians in Tulsa and the delivery of health care services to medically indigent persons: acquire, own and operate the Oklahoma State University Medical Center and related medical clinics; provide and support teaching and training facilities for the medical residency program of the Oklahoma State University College of Medicine; support the missions of the Oklahoma State University College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa with regard to medical training, research and patient care to indigent and non-indigent patients; and coordinate the delivery and provision of health care to patients in Tulsa and surrounding communities, to the extent allowed by law.
STAFF: Diane Rafferty (918) 599-1089

Park and Recreation Board
MEMBERS: 5 Members:
Mayor or designee
4 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 4 years, staggered, expiring May 1.
SPECIAL: Must be a registered voter of the city of Tulsa and shall not hold or be candidates for an elective public office
CREATED BY: City Charter Article V, Sections 3.1-3.7
MEETINGS: Regular meetings - first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. (not every month is the first Tuesday), at various locations. Never meets in August.
EXTRA INFORMATION: Same members serve as Gilcrease Board of Trustees and appoint Garden Center Board.
PURPOSE: Advise Mayor and Council on control and management of park system.
STAFF: Karen Hanson (918) 596-2113

Plumbing Appeals Board - No Longer Exists
MEMBERS: 8 Mayoral appointees w/City Council approval:
3 - Plumbing contractors
1 - Journeyman plumber 
1 - Building contractor from either the home or commercial building industry
1 - Registered professional engineer engaged in private practice
1 - Registered architect
1 - Plumbing supply wholesale company representative
TERM: 3 years, expiring June 30
CREATED BY: City Ordinance #21237, Title 56, Chapter 1, Section 109.2
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of each month, 3:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Presentation Room, City Hall
PURPOSE: The Board shall hear all appeals and shall interpret the provisions of the Plumbing code; shall serve as an advisory board to the City Council; may suspend or revoke any Certificate of Registration of Plumbing contractors.
STAFF: Debi Laizure (918) 596-1846

River Parks Authority
MEMBERS: 7 Members:
3 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
3 - County appointees
1 - TMAPC member with City Council and County approval
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring April 8

No appointee who has served two consecutive terms shall serve a third consecutive term.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 13
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in Room 510, Houston Center Office Building, 717 South Houston.
PURPOSE: To maintain, preserve and develop the Arkansas River and adjacent land areas under the Authority's jurisdiction within Tulsa County for the economic and cultural benefit of the community.
STAFF: Brenda Holt (918) 596-2001

Sales Tax Overview Committee (STOC)
MEMBERS: 21 - All require City Council approval:
18 - Each City Councilor makes 2 recommendations from his/her district - Mayor makes 3 recommendations
TERM: 4 years, staggered, expiring December 31 or until their successor has been appointed and confirmed by the City Council.
SPECIAL: All must be qualified electors of the city of Tulsa and shall not be an elected public official
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 43-C through F, Section 101
MEETINGS: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m., City Hall, 3rd Floor North Presentation Room
PURPOSE: To review and report upon the expenditures of third-penny capital improvements sales tax revenues as set forth by City ordinances and the expenditure of any funds derived from the sales of General Obligation capital improvements bonds.
STAFF: Gary Hamer (918) 596-7573

Sign Advisory Board - No Longer Exists
MEMBERS: 7 Mayoral appointees w/City Council approval:
2 - architects or engineers registered with the State of Oklahoma.
2 - sign contractors licensed by the City of Tulsa.
2 - residents with no association with the sign industry
1 - person who uses an outdoor advertising or premise signs.
TERM: 3 years, expiring on June 30.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 8
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of the month, 3 p.m., 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To review sign regulations and interpretations, recommend changes when necessary, review materials and standards proposed for signs, and recommend a comprehensive program.
STAFF: Debi Laizure (918) 596-1613

Stormwater Drainage Hazard Mitigation Advisory Board
MEMBERS: 5 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
TERM: 5 years, staggered, expiring February 28
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 11-A, Section 104
MEETINGS: Third Tuesday of month, 3 p.m., City Hall - 10-205
PURPOSE: To provide policy guidance to the Department of Stormwater Management and the Tulsa City Council.
STAFF: Laguitia Tate (918) 596-9498

Transportation Advisory Board
MEMBERS: 15 Members:
Mayor, and each City Councilor, as ex-officio members with full rights, or their designee
1 - Representative from TMAPC 
1 - Representative from TMUA 
1 - Representative MTTA
1 - Construction engineer
1 - Representative from construction industry
TERM: 3 years, expiring June 30
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 9
MEETINGS: First Tuesday of the month, Noon, 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To Advise the City Council and Mayor on all matters affecting land transportation in Tulsa, including, but not limited to, streets and rights-of-way maintenance and construction, traffic engineering, mass transit, rail, and trail systems. Prior to the preparation of the annual budget for the City of Tulsa, the Board will recommend to the City council and Mayor those projects and operating activities it feels will provide the most efficient and cost effective transportation network for Tulsa for the upcoming fiscal year, and for the foreseeable future.
STAFF: Sherry Cartwright (918) 596-1824
WEBSITE: Online
Tulsa Authority for Recovery of Energy (TARE)
MEMBERS: 7 Members:
Mayor
6 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval.
TERM: 3 years, expiring July 31
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 15
MEETINGS: The last Tuesday of every month, 3:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 411.
PURPOSE: To receive trash, recycle what is available and dispose of remainder by burial or incineration.
STAFF: Sarah Palmer (918) 596-9448
WEBSITE: Online

Tulsa City/County Health Board
MEMBERS: 9 Members:
5 - City appointees with City Council approval
4 - County appointees
TERM: 6 years
CREATED BY: Articles of agreement contract #726 between Board of County Commissioners & City of Tulsa, 2/6/50

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 63, Section 1-210
MEETINGS: Third Wednesday of month, 6:30 p.m. at the Tulsa City / County Health Department Building, 5051 S. 129th E. Ave. Meeting exception in December and April
PURPOSE: Recommend ordinances, rules and regulations to the governing body of any city or town within its jurisdiction and to the Board of County Commissioners of the County within which Board exists, on matters pertaining to the preservation and promotion of public health, and to assist in the formulation and adoption of uniform health ordinances, rules and regulations within the jurisdiction of such Board.
STAFF: Joani Dotson (918) 595-4401

Tulsa City-County Library Commission
MEMBERS: 11 Members:
Mayor
County Commission Chairman
6 - Mayoral appointees with City Council approval
3 - County appointees
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring July 31
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 20, Chapter 1, Contract 2713, O.S. Title 65, Section 551, et seq.
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of month at various libraries usually Central Library (even numbered months, branch locations on odd months).
PURPOSE: To comply with the Oklahoma City/County Library Act and to serve as the governing branch of the City/County Library system. To oversee the operation of the library, including the appointment and salary of the Chief Executive Officer. To establish system wide policies and regulations, personnel policies and hours of service. To administer the expenditure of all funds (except gifts), acquire land and construct and maintain buildings.
STAFF: Diane Cariker (918) 549-7366

Tulsa County Criminal Justice Sales Tax Overview Committee
MEMBERS: 14 Members:
2 appointments for each Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority member. One 5 yr. term and one 3 yr. term. Council must approve the 2 for the City of Tulsa.
TERM: Four years, expiring December 31
MEETINGS: Quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month; 3 p.m. Conference Room, Tulsa City-County Library.
PURPOSE: To monitor and report upon the expenditures of sales tax revenues as set forth by the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority and the Declaration of Trust of Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority filed November 13, 1995.
STAFF: Sherry Langston (918) 596-5004

Tulsa Development Authority (TDA)
MEMBERS: 5 Mayoral appointees with Council approval
NOTE: Appointees must have lived in Tulsa for 5 years. No Commissioner may hold any other public office under the municipality.
TERM: 3 years staggered, ending July 31
CREATED BY: Resolution 2339
EXTRA INFORMATION: Chairman and Vice Chairman designated annually by Mayor before August 1. If not so designated by August 31, positions filled by vote of Authority. TDA is the urban renewal authority as incorporated under Oklahoma State Statute, Title 11, Sec. 38-101 et seq.
MEETINGS: First Thursday of the month, 8 a.m., 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: Promote the revitalization of declining areas and the encouragement of private reinvestment and economic growth through rehabilitation and redevelopment.
STAFF: Jane Malone (918) 592-4944
WEBSITE: www.tulsadevelopmentauthority.org
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC)
MEMBERS: General Membership - not less than 25 members
4 - Mayoral appointees subject to Council approval
15 - Board of Directors
4 - Mayoral appointees (2 of these designated to serve on Executive Board) 11 - Elected by TEDC General Membership
7 Executive Committee
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
1 - Member of Board of Directors elected by Board,
2 - Mayor's appointees to the Board of Directors.
TERM: 2 years, General membership
2 years, Board of Directors
CREATED BY: Certificate of Incorporation - Contract with City of Tulsa - Annually renewed
MEETINGS: General membership meets annually in January; Annual Dinner in November; Board of Directors meets once a month; working committees meet either monthly or quarterly; Executive Committee meets as needed.
EXTRA INFORMATION: Serves as City's Economic Development project implementation vehicle.
PURPOSE: To create jobs, primarily for low and moderate income people; create business opportunities for minorities; increase capital investment through operation of loan and technical assistance program.
STAFF: Rose Washington (918) 585-8332
Tulsa Industrial Authority (TIA)
MEMBERS: Mayor (or full-time City Employee to serve as designee),
7 Mayoral appointees with Council approval (must be a citizen and resident of Tulsa)

Chair elected by members.
TERM: 5 years, staggered, expiring on March 7
CREATED BY: TITLE 39, CHAPTER 10
MEETINGS: Fourth Thursday of the month, 8 a.m., in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To stimulate economic growth and development of Tulsa by acting as a vehicle for tax exempt financing and grant for Brown Field program.
STAFF: Adrienne Russ (918) 584-7880
Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC)
MEMBERS: 11 Members:
Mayor or designee
1 - Tulsa County Commissioner
6 - Mayoral appointees with Council approval
3 - Tulsa County Appointees
TERM: 3 years, staggered, expiring January 18

NOTE: Members continue to serve until a successor is appointed or he/she
is reappointed.
CREATED BY: 1 Oklahoma Statute 1961 Oklahoma Statute Sup. 1963 City Resolution 3727 and agreement 4346
MEETINGS: First, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month in City Council Chamber, City Hall 2nd Floor
PURPOSE: To act as a recommending body for City and County Commissioners and to consider matters relating to zoning, subdivision, lot splits, and the Comprehensive Plan.
STAFF: Barbara Huntsinger (918) 584-7526.
Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA)
MEMBERS: 7 Members
Mayor
6 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval

Note: TMUA members also serve as the Tulsa Utility Board.
SPECIAL: Must be registered voter in the city of Tulsa; must state political party affiliation; cannot have more than 3 members of the same political party; shall not hold or be candidates for an elective public office.
TERM: 4 years, expiring on fourth Tuesday in April.
CREATED BY: City Charter, Article V, Sections 2.1 TO 2.14
MEETINGS: Second and fourth Wednesdays of month, 9 a.m. in 10-South, City Hall
Regional Metropolitan Water Authority Meets quarterly on second Wednesday of first, fourth, seventh, and 10th month at 8:30 a.m., same room.
PURPOSE: To construct, extend, improve, manage and maintain Tulsa water works system, sanitary sewers and sewage disposal plants; fix rates for services rendered.
STAFF: Sherry Cartwright (918) 596-1824
Tulsa Parking Authority (TPA)
MEMBERS: 5 Members:
Mayor designee
4 Mayoral appointees with Council approval
TERM: 6 years, staggered (not necessarily the same date).
Mayor's liaison for term of office.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 5
MEETINGS: Third Thursday of each month, 3 p.m., in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To promote acquisition, construction and operation of parking facilities within the City of Tulsa. TPA has the financial capacity to issue revenue bonds to provide funds for the acquisition and construction of publicly operated parking facilities. TPA establishes budgets and rates annually and submits them to the City Clerk and Bond Trustee.
STAFF: Peyton Haralson (918) 576-5565
Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust (TPACT)
MEMBERS: 15 Members
Mayor
14 Mayoral appointees with Council approval
TERM: 3 years, staggered, ending on June 30
NOTE: Elected officials for term of office
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, #12849, Trust Indenture 6513
MEETINGS: Third Monday of every other month, beginning in January and ending in November.
PURPOSE: To present a broad array of programs and performances and to encourage other non-profit organizations by providing grants for their performances in the facilities at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
STAFF: Carol Willis (918) 596-7105
Tulsa Preservation Commission
MEMBERS: 9 Voting members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council:
Professional Group Members
1 - Licensed architect
1 - Urban planner / licensed landscape architect
1 - Developer or builder
1 - Licensed real estate broker
1 - Architectural historian or historian
Historic Property Owner Members
1 -Owner of a nonresidential structure that has been identified in or is located in an area identified in the Sept. 1980 Tulsa Historic Preservation Plan Report or as amended
5 - Residents of the City of Tulsa who own property and reside in areas identified in same report
Non-voting Ex Officio Members
1 - Member of the Arts Commission
1 - Member of the Planning Commission
TERM: 3 years expiring on October 1. Ex officio members for term of office served on their respective commissions.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 42, Section 1052
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of month, 11 a.m., 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: Promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the conservation, preservation, protection and regulation of historic resources with the City. To prepare and update an inventory of historical resources, historic preservation overlay zoning map amendments, guidelines for the certificate-of-appropriateness design review processes, to increase awareness of historic resources within the city.
STAFF: Amanda DeCort (918) 597-5669
WEBSITE: www.tulsapreservationcommission.org
Tulsa Public Facilities Authority
MEMBERS: 5 Members
Mayor
4 Mayoral appointees with Council approval
TERM: 3 years, expiring July 31
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 16
MEETINGS: Fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December), in 10-North, City Hall
PURPOSE: To promote the acquisition, construction and operation of various facilities and public improvements in and for the City of Tulsa.
STAFF: Kim Bennett (918) 596-7508
Tulsa Stadium Trust
MEMBERS:

9 Trustees

Mayor shall serve as Trustee No. 1 at all times until his/her successor as Mayor has been duly elected and qualified.

8 Trustees shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Nominations or recommendations for successor trustees, when required, shall be submitted to the mayor within forty-five (45) days of the creation of the vacancy or the expiration of an existing term.
TERM: 3 years, expiring on September 25th
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 22
MEETINGS: Friday every other month at 8 a.m. in 10-North, City Hall.
PURPOSE: To acquire, construct, own and operate and sell amenities and facilities necessary or convenient thereto as determined by the Trustees in their discretion.
STAFF: Kim Carter (918) 583-9936
University Center at Tulsa Authority
MEMBERS: 6 Mayoral appointees with City Council approval.
TERM: Five years, expiring on June 30.
CREATED BY: City Ordinance, Title 39, Chapter 17
MEETINGS: On a quarterly basis, meetings for the following year are set at the last meeting of the year and notice is filed with the City Clerk. The meetings are on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., 700 North Greenwood Avenue.
PURPOSE: To provide, or aid in providing, buildings, equipment, land and services in order to strengthen education, economy, and culture of City; to provide funds for costs incurred and make payments from those funds.
STAFF: Linda Kincaid (918) 594-8010
 

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