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.
Kingfisher is one of OMPA’s 42 member cities.
About Oklahoma Municipal League
The mission of the OML is to provide services and programs for municipal officials to assist them in better serving their citizens, and to act as the representative of Oklahoma municipalities in interactions requiring a united voice. Since 1913, the League has served as the individual and collective voice of local officials on the state and national level.