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Tulsa City Council Confirms Jack Blair as Tulsa City Attorney

4/7/2022
This article was archived on 5/8/2022

This afternoon, the Tulsa City Council confirmed Mayor G.T. Bynum’s appointment of Jack Blair as Tulsa City Attorney. 

“I want to thank my colleagues on the Tulsa City Council for their confirmation of Jack Blair as our next city attorney,” Mayor Bynum said. “Jack is one of the finest public servants I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with, and I’m grateful Tulsans will be served in this important role by the best person for the job.” 

Blair will start in his new position April 10. The confirmation follows Mayor Bynum’s appointment of Jack Blair on March 24 and Blair’s subsequent round of interviews with the Council last week. 

Background
Jack Blair has a distinguished record of service to the City of Tulsa, having served as the Director of Research, Policy & Budget for the Tulsa City Council for 12 years before serving in Mayor Bynum’s administration for the last five years as first the Chief of Staff and now the Chief Operating Officer. 

Background in City operations have afforded Blair the opportunity for involvement in policy development, budgeting, operations and management. In addition to his current duties in the Mayor’s Office, Blair serves as the Planning Commissioner and Trustee of the Tulsa Utility Board and Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy.  

Prior to Blair’s time at the City of Tulsa, he served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Muscogee Nation, Attorney & Project Manager for the Trust for Public Land, and Attorney at BlueDog, Olson & Small, PLLP in Minneapolis. 

Blair graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with a Juris Doctorate and has been an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association since 1996. Blair also holds a Bachelor of Arts, English from Oklahoma State University.