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Public Information & Marketing Office

Media Contacts

Most press requests should go through the Public Information & Marketing Office, which is the key link between media and citizens and City offices. Some departments maintain their own public information offices which are listed below.

City Manager, City Council and City Channel 20
Kristy Yager
Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

METRO Transit, COTPA, City-owned parking
Michael Scroggins
405-297-2107

Oklahoma City Fire Department
Information on fires, accidents, fire safety
405-297-3314
After-hours questions regarding a specific incident must be directed to the District Chief handling the incident. Media may contact Fire Dispatch after hours to get contact information on the District Chief who is Incident Commander.

Information on Fire Department budget and funding sources
Kristy Yager
Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

Oklahoma City Police Department
Information on specific crimes, investigations, police programs
405-297-1111

Information on Police Department budget and funding sources
Kristy Yager

Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

Parks & Recreation Department
including the Civic Center Music Hall, parks activities,
grounds maintenance
Jennifer Lindsey-McClintock
405-297-3903

Utilities Department
including trash pickup, bulky waste pickup, water treatment, main breaks
Debbie Ragan
405-297-3363

Will Rogers World Airport
Karen Carney
405-680-3201

Council/Manager Government

Oklahoma City uses the Council/Manager form of government. Reporters covering City government should familiarize themselves with areas of responsibilty and authority under this system.

If you have more questions about how City government is structured, contact:

Kristy Yager
Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

Budget

The two-cent general sales tax is the primary source of City funding. It makes up the majority of the General Fund which pays for core City services.

One of the most common misconceptions about our budget is that property taxes help finance City government. No property tax is used for day-to-day City operations.

You can find out more about the City budget in our Budget & Finance section. If you have further questions about the budget, contact

Kristy Yager
Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

Mayor and Council

Oklahoma City is divided into eight Wards. Each Ward is represented by the Council member elected by the voters who live in that Ward.

The Mayor and Council serve overlapping four-year terms.

Council members also serve as members of many of the City's trusts. Some are also active in the National League of Cities.

You can find out more about the Mayor and individual Council members in the Mayor & Council section. If you have further questions about the Council, contact

Kristy Yager
Public Information & Marketing (PIM)
405-297-2578

 

Photos

High resolution photos of the Mayor, Council members and some City staff are available. Click on the name (not the picture) to get a high-resolution version of the thumbnail photo.

These photos are mostly in CMYK TIF format. They may not display properly in a web browser.