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Mayor of the Year Awards

Mayor of the Year Awards

Two mayors will be honored this year by the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO).  Winners will be named from two population categories - fewer than 5,000 and 5,000 population and above. The nominees will be recognized at the MCO Mayor’s Breakfast and the Mayor of the Year Award presented at the Annual Banquet both held during the OML Annual Conference. This award truly honors all Oklahoma mayors and the contributions they make to their communities.

Two awards:

Municipalities of 5000 or more 

Municipalities of less than 5000 

Criteria for consideration are as follows:

  • Must be in elected municipal office at the time of presentation;
  • Must have served in elected municipal office a minimum of three years;
  • Membership in the Mayors Council of Oklahoma, MCO
  • Municipality must be a member of the Oklahoma Municipal League OML; and
  • Previous Mayor of the Year winners are not eligible for re-nomination.
 Martin Dyer, Mayor of Ardmore, is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with more than 5,000 in population

Martin Dyer, Mayor of Ardmore, is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with more than 5,000 in population

Martin Dyer, Mayor of Ardmore, is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with more than 5,000 in population. He was presented the award from the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) during the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) Annual Conference awards banquet last night in Tulsa.

Mayor Dyer is a veteran who served honorably in the U.S. Navy, and an attorney. Under this Mayor’s leadership, numerous improvements have taken place in the community. Citizens have experienced an increased level of their quality of life due to several community projects.

Dyer has served on the city commission for 37 years, 8 as mayor.

The MCO award recognizes the dedication and commitment brought to the highest elected post in municipal government. Criteria for consideration requires nominees to be a MCO member and in elected municipal office at the time of the presentation. Additionally, nominees must complete a minimum of three years of service in an elected municipal office and their municipality must be an OML member.

 Steve Richards, Mayor of  the City of Kingfisher is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with less than 5,000 in population.

Steve Richards, Mayor of  the City of Kingfisher is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with less than 5,000 in population.

Steve Richards, Mayor of  the City of Kingfisher  is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with fewer than 5,000 in population. He was presented the award from the Mayors’ Council of Oklahoma (MCO) during the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) Annual Conference awards banquet last night in Tulsa.

Richards promotes the “unity” in community, serves selflessly and always iterates team mentality.

Mayor Richards has directly impacted numerous projects in multiple categories including resurfacing the major residential four lane road, widening a street near a middle school, and a bus barn to accommodate safe passage of two school busses on the road.

The MCO award recognizes the dedication and commitment brought to the highest elected post in municipal government. Criteria for consideration require nominees to be a member of MCO and OML  and in elected municipal office at the time of the presentation. Additionally, nominees must complete a minimum of three years of service as an elected municipal official.