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Mayor Bynum Takes Office, Ready to Serve as Tulsa's Next Leader

This article was archived on 1/7/2017

Mayor G.T. Bynum was sworn in as the 40th Mayor of the city of Tulsa today during a ceremony at Central Library in downtown Tulsa. Bynum was joined by his wife Susan and two children, Robert and Annabel.

"I come from a family that believes service as Mayor of Tulsa is the greatest honor in elected public service, and I am so thankful my fellow Tulsans have given me this chance to give it my all in this job," Mayor G.T. Bynum said.

During his candidacy, Bynum pledged to renew a spirit of high expectations at City Hall, focusing on goals that would encourage and shape the next generation of Tulsans. A few areas of focus during his term as mayor will be: education, economic development, government efficiency, public safety and community development.

"We were fortunate to have pioneers with a spirit of high expectations for their hometown and I am excited to bring that spirit back to the city of Tulsa," Bynum added.

Bynum has engaged a diverse team of experienced and skilled individuals that will serve in his Administration and help set Tulsa on a transformative path for the future. The City of Tulsa welcomes Mayor G.T. Bynum and his staff to City Hall:

  • Michael Junk, Deputy Mayor
  • Jack Blair, Chief of Staff
  • Amy Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Kathy Taylor, Chief of Economic Development
  • James Wagner, Chief of Performance Strategy and Innovation
  • Nick Doctor, Chief of Community Development and Policy
  • Jonathan Townsend, Assistant to the Mayor for Community Development and Policy
  • Christina Starzl Mendoza, Assistant to the Mayor for Community Development and Policy
  • Kimberly Madden, Mayor's Executive Aide
  • Brandon Oldham, Mayor's Aide