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Mayor Stan Sallee
Mayor of the Year
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Communities Under 5000 Population
2005 OKLAHOMA MAYOR OF THE YEAR
FOR STATE'S SMALLER COMMUNITIES
TULSA - Stan Sallee,
mayor, City of Collinsville, is the recipient of the 2005 Oklahoma Mayor of
the Year Award representing communities with less than 5,000 population. He
was presented the award from the Oklahoma Conference of Mayors (OCOM) at the
Oklahoma Municipal League Annual Awards Breakfast on Sept. 15.
Mayor Sallee has provided a positive and team-building leadership style that
forms bridges and creates a true spirit of cooperation throughout the community.
He has dramatically changed the image of Collinsville into a can-do and progressive
community interested in quality of life for all residents. Mayor Sallee has
brought Collinsville into the larger Tulsa Metropolitan Association of Tulsa
He has the ability to stay focused and keep a positive forward movement for
the city's future while undertaking community building projects in an era
of inconsistent leadership on the city commission and the inherent difficulty
of working with four city managers in three years.
Included in Mayor Sallee's efforts are advocating for a new $2.3 million Fire/EMS/City
Hall Complex at the Vision 2005 Planning Session and convening a meeting of
city, Tulsa County, Cherokee Tribal and State Highway officials to discuss
and commit to major street and bridge construction at both the east and west
gateway entries to Collinsville, resulting in commitments totaling over $5.5
million in new construction. He provides the energetic and visionary leadership
that places principles before personalities, community well-being before personal
gain. Mayor Sallee has convened numerous meetings with citizens, elected officials
and business leaders seeking to foster ventures and cooperative efforts to
improve the capacity to bring services to the citizens of the City of Collinsville.
The OCOM award recognizes the dedication and commitment brought to the highest
elected post in municipal government. Criteria for consideration requires
nominees be an OCOM member and in elected municipal office at the time of
presentation. Additionally, nominees must complete a minimum of three years
of service in an elected municipal office and their municipality must be an
The Oklahoma Conference
of Mayors was formed in 1991 as an organization to represent the concerns
and views of the body of the state's mayors and to serve as a vehicle for
the development and implementation of programs of multi-jurisdictional cooperation
between cities and towns designed to lessen the burden of local government.
CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
201 N.E. 23rd St.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73105
AND TOWN OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS OKLAHOMA GATHER FOR 92nd ANNUAL OML CONFERENCE
Stan Sallee, Mayor of
Collinsville was among over 400 municipal officials from across the state
who attended the 92nd Annual Oklahoma Municipal League Conference and Exposition,
held September 14-15 in Tulsa.
Each year the conference brings city and town officials together for an outstanding
municipal training and education opportunity. This year municipal officials
chose from almost 40 different conference sessions covering top issues affecting
cities and towns, including: "Building Infrastructure," "Electronic
Sealed Bidding," "Title II Accessibility," "Identity Theft,"
and "Prospects for Municipal Finance."
The Oklahoma Municipal League is a statewide, non-profit corporation currently
composed of 455 member cities and towns. The League serves as a spokesperson
for municipalities at state and federal government levels to achieve local
objectives. By working together through the League, municipal officials formulate
programs and unite in concerted action benefiting their communities.
OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE,
INC.201 N.E. 23rd St. OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA 73105
NEWS RELEASE September 19, 2005
CONTACT: Jimi Layman, Director Meetings & Marketing 1-800-324-6651 long
distance or 528-7515 locally