A City Charter amendment in 1927 established the Council-Manager form of government. In this form of City government, an elected Mayor and City Council set policy and conduct City business. The Mayor and Council appoint a professional City Manager to carry out the day-to-day operations of City government.
Terms of service are for four years. Pay is $12,000 annually. The Mayor is elected every four years. The next Mayoral election is set for 2014. Pay is $24,000 annually.
Mick Cornett became Oklahoma City's 35th mayor on March 2, 2004. He is just the fourth mayor in the City’s history to be elected to a third term.
James Greiner was elected to his first term in 2013.
Dr. Ed Shadid
Dr. Ed Shadid was elected in the April 5th, 2011 general municipal election and was sworn in as Ward 2 councilman the following week on April 12th, 2011.
Larry McAtee is an independent business consultant. He holds a master's degree in management from NYU and a BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton.
Pete White is an attorney and lifelong Ward Four resident. He served on the Council from 1982 to 1989, then returned in 2005.
David Greenwell has over 30 years of experience in public accounting providing auditing, income tax and consulting services.
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A native of Long Island, Salyer has made her home in Oklahoma City for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, having also completed two years of study abroad at the University of London, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Franklin College, in Lugano, Switzerland.
John A. Pettis Jr.
John A. Pettis Jr. was elected to his first term in 2013.
Patrick J. Ryan
Patrick Ryan is a retired utility executive and aviation businessman who has also been involved in numerous civic activities.
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Mayor Mick Cornett delivers the State of the City Address to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce each winter.
Mayor Cornett poses with the City's five living previous Mayors during the grand opening of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel on February 26, 2007.
The Mayor's Magazine and From City Hall are part of the lineup on City Channel 20, the City's government access cable channel.
Financial reports for the Oklahoma City Environmental Assistance Trust, Oklahoma City Public Property Authority, Oklahoma City Municipal Facilities Authority and other trusts are available here.
City Hall – the Municipal Building – is the historic 'capitol' of Oklahoma City government.
Learn more about the history and meaning of the City Seal.
Oklahoma City was founded in a single day on April 22, 1889. Today its population has grown to 506,000. At 621 square miles, this sprawling capital city is one of the largest cities in land area in the country.