Two Norman metropolis officers at an Oklahoma Municipal League ceremony Thursday acquired awards of distinction.
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma gave Mayor Breea Clark the Mayor of Yr Award. Metropolis Monetary Providers Director Anthony Francisco was named Excellent Member of Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Affiliation.
The Mayor of the Yr award is predicated on a mayor’s accomplishments and work locally, an Oklahoma Municipal League ready assertion reads. The league’s mayors council provides the award to at least one mayor in a city with a inhabitants of lower than 5,000 and one to a mayor serving a city greater than 5,000. Every winner was nominated by their neighborhood or one in every of their friends after which chosen by the awards committee made up of OML board members and previous winners.
Clark was acknowledged for her quite a few initiatives she started shortly after taking workplace in 2019. These embody the Transfer with the Mayor initiative began to advertise wholesome residing, creating and updating quite a few ordinances together with the Civil Rights Ordinance, a ban on conversion remedy, short-term rental ordinances and efficiently passing a gross sales tax election to enhance public transit, the assertion reads.
“She took the lead on pandemic-related insurance policies and supported small enterprise restoration incentives. Ms. Clark serves on each the OML and MCO boards and is persistently stepping as much as help wherever she is required,” the assertion reads.
“It was a real honor,” Clark mentioned. “It was 2020 Mayor of the Yr, which was a tough yr for me each professionally and personally, and to have my colleagues acknowledge that and worth that accomplishment throughout a making an attempt time could be very, very particular to me.”
The excellent member award acknowledges the contributions to the goals of the affiliation and to the development of metropolis authorities, a nomination kind reads.
Francisco mentioned it was the primary time he has ever acquired his award.
“I’m very honored by the award, however probably the most humbling and flattering factor for me is that I used to be held in esteem by my colleagues on the metropolis and all through the state,” he mentioned.
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