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Cassia Carr to Serve as Tulsa’s Next Deputy Mayor

This article was archived on 9/5/2021

Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Cassia Carr will serve as Tulsa’s Deputy Mayor beginning Aug. 30, 2021. The Deputy Mayor serves as the acting mayor in the mayor’s absence and coordinates policy matters on behalf of the City of Tulsa.

As Deputy Mayor, Carr will oversee the Administrative Division of City departments - including Municipal Courts, Human Resources, Information Technology and Customer Care – as well as ongoing public safety support initiatives and collective bargaining. She will also work with Deputy Chief of Staff Rodrigo Rojas in coordinating the ongoing 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Graves Investigation.

“Cassia is brilliant, hard-working, and passionate about Tulsa,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “As the President of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation board and as the Vice Chair of the Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity, she has been closely engaged in our efforts to grow Tulsa’s economy. She brings strong private sector experience to our leadership team at the City of Tulsa, and I am excited for the great things I know she will achieve for our community in this new role.”

Prior to the role as Deputy Mayor, Carr served as an attorney for Williams Companies focusing on contracts, real estate and supply chain. Prior to Williams Companies, she worked at Winters&King, Inc. and Hall Estill law firms in Tulsa and as a district sales leader at FritoLay.

"I love Tulsa, and it has been my dream to serve our City in this capacity,” Carr said. “I am honored to come alongside Mayor Bynum and the rest of the team at City Hall to both meet the immediate needs of the Tulsa residents and help make their long-term goals and visions for our city a reality."

Carr holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa, a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Spanish from Oral Roberts University, and achieved 60 credit hours of basic courses from Tulsa Community College. Carr is also fluent in Spanish, an opera singer and a member and trustee at Southminster Presbyterian Church. She loves spending time with her husband, Joel Carr who works in business development for commercial construction, their daughters Georgia and Charlotte, and their goldendoodle, Peaches.