Oklahoma Quality Foundation (OQF) recently recognized the City of Tulsa as a role model for excellence in organizational performance during an annual awards ceremony in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic received the Leadership in Excellence Award, the state’s highest-level recognition. The City of Tulsa and Head Country, Inc. were both honored with the Foundation of Excellence Award. This was the City of Tulsa’s first application with the OQF.
“At the City of Tulsa, we are committed to continuous improvement in all we do so that we may better serve our customers, the citizens of Tulsa,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The OQF application process was not an easy task, but our employees were up for the challenge and went through it to help improve our organization. The City will continue to strive for excellence and will participate in this process again next year. I am thankful OQF provides a framework for improvement that organizations like ours can utilize.”
“These three award recipient organizations represent the best of the best in Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma Quality Foundation executive director Cary Hill. “They are already outstanding in their own right, yet they exhibit a rare degree of humility by undergoing one of the most rigorous evaluations available in order to achieve higher levels of performance. Each has been honored with various awards and accolades within their respective industries, and each produces exceptional results that create jobs and contribute to the economic prosperity and well-being of Oklahoma.”
Modeled after the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential award for organizational performance excellence, OQF’s tiered award levels allow applicants to receive recognition and valuable feedback for improvement at various milestone performance levels on their journey to excellence.
About the Oklahoma Quality Foundation (OQF)
The Oklahoma Quality Foundation is a leading catalyst for building better organizations across Oklahoma by inspiring role model performance and results. As a 501c (3) nonprofit, the foundation is supported by a community of members, sponsors and volunteers who passionately contribute time, money and resources to improve performance in organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma. For more, visit: www.oklahomaquality.com