City of Tulsa Receives Force 50 Foundation’s Veteran Friendly Community Award
May 24, 2018 - The Force 50 Foundation, a statewide foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for veterans, announced the City of Tulsa as the winner of the Veteran Friendly Community Award at a banquet held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh University Center.
For the award selection process, the Force 50 Foundation analyzed the level of community involvement, veteran friendliness in hiring and volunteer practices and the level of veteran resources available to residents. Tulsa was selected as top choice for the community award in the large city category (over 50,000 residents).
The Force 50 Foundation said the City of Tulsa’s dedication to military service members, veterans, and their family members played a role in Tulsa’s selection. The City of Tulsa leads the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council and is a supporting partner of the Tulsa Community Service Council’s Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma and Oklahoma Veteran Connections.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said the City of Tulsa is honored to be recognized for its service to our military service members, veterans and their families.
“Through our work with the Mayor’s Veteran Advisory Council, Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Veteran Connections, our primary goal is to provide a direct line to the Mayor on issues concerning veterans,” Bynum said. “We are dedicated to building a Tulsa where veterans are honored for their service and sacrifice with economic opportunities, quality healthcare and the support of the community. Through our community partnerships, we are building a city where veterans thrive.”
Amy Brown, Mayor Bynum’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Veterans Liaison, was on hand to accept the award presented by the Force 50 Foundation’s Pete Reed and Karen Vahlberg (picture attached).