Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Amy Brown will serve as Tulsa’s Deputy Mayor beginning Jan. 14, 2019.
The Deputy Mayor serves as the acting mayor in the mayor’s absence and coordinates policy matters on behalf of the City of Tulsa.
“Amy Brown has one of the best minds I’ve encountered in public service at any level. I’ve worked with her for years, both on the City Council and now in the Mayor’s Office. Over the last two years, she has taken on some of our most challenging projects - from improving the city government as a workplace to establishing the Tulsa Jail. She has proven herself as an adept manager and leader and will make a great Deputy Mayor. I am thankful she has agreed to move into this role,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.
Brown will be replacing Michael Junk who recently accepted the Chief of Staff position for Governor-elect Kevin Stitt.
“Amy plays a vital role in the day to day operations at the city and will bring a unique skill set to this position,” outgoing Tulsa Deputy Mayor Michael Junk said. “Amy is a true public servant and will be a good steward for the City of Tulsa.”
Prior to her role as Deputy Mayor, Brown served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Veterans Liaison for Mayor Bynum. Brown has worked for the City of Tulsa in various capacities. She served as a Mayoral Aide for former Mayor Kathy Taylor in 2009 and served as a Tulsa City Council Aide from 2011-2014.
Brown will continue to serve as the Veterans Liaison and oversee the Administration and Public Safety Support Divisions as she did in her prior role.
“I’m honored by the privilege and responsibility of serving the citizens of Tulsa in this new role. I look forward to working alongside Mayor Bynum and the incredible leaders on our team as we continue to build a more equitable, globally competitive and future-focused Tulsa,” Brown said.
Brown holds a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tulsa and is an active volunteer for Family & Children Services and Junior League of Tulsa.