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Mayor Mick Cornett
Walter Hood, Hood Designs
20/20 Lightning Round 1
This fast-paced segment provides updates on local development "lightning round" style
- 20 slides/20 seconds per slide.
Preview of Housing Demand & Retail Studies Supporting
Will Rogers Airport East Side Development Plan
I-240 Urban Land Institute Study
Increase in Housing & Hotels in Bricktown and Downtown
Session 1: Building Community Inclusive
Spaces: Sharing Physical, Social, Political, and Economic Resources in an
Hear a discussion of placemaking and how the new MAPS 3 downtown park can interact with its urban surroundings.
Walter Hood, Hood Designs
Lightning Round 2
Round two of the 20/20 segment focuses on how vision, leadership, risks and
persistence have resulted in the revitalization of four of Oklahoma City's special
Uptown 23rd Street
Session 2: Invested Development
How the City of El Paso restructured to improve development, including code rewrites, form-based code implementation and professional accreditations through the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Mathew McElroy, Development Department, City of El Paso
Super Panel Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
Award for Outstanding Development
The world has taken notice of Oklahoma City’s remarkable renaissance and its popular Mayor. Oklahoma City makes regular appearances on numerous “Best Of” lists and Mayor Mick Cornett was named Governing magazine’s 2010 “Public Official of the Year” and finished second in the world in the London-based City Mayors Foundation’s “2010 World Mayor Award.”
Cornett entered politics in 2001, winning a City Council seat by the largest margin over a sitting incumbent in city history. He was elected Oklahoma City’s 35th mayor on March 2, 2004, by an overwhelming margin and is only the fourth mayor in the City’s history to be elected to three terms. He received a record 88 percent of the vote in his re-election bid and was elected to a third term in 2010.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Cornett was a prep all-state athlete and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Oklahoma. In July 2011, he earned an MBA from NYU’s prestigious Stern School of Business.
Cornett’s professional career has centered on media, advertising and marketing. Following a 20-year career as an award-winning broadcaster, he was named the 2010 “Advertising Man of the Year” by the Oklahoma City Ad Club for his work with Ackerman-McQueen, the state’s largest advertising firm. Much of Oklahoma City’s recent recognition can be traced to Cornett’s tireless marketing of the city, through regular national television appearances and national and international speaking engagements.
As Mayor, Cornett led the charge to pass the visionary infrastructure program known as MAPS 3 – a $777-million investment that will dramatically reshape Oklahoma City and enhance the quality of life of its residents. MAPS 3 projects include a 70-acre downtown park, improved sidewalks and hike and bike trails, a modern streetcar system, a new convention center, senior wellness/aquatic centers and other amenities.
He is guiding the completion of one of the nation’s largest public school capital improvement projects – a $700-million program to build or renovate more than 70 schools throughout the city, including a new downtown elementary school serving families in Oklahoma City’s growing urban core. In addition, he is overseeing Project 180, an ambitious and forward-thinking $140-million, three-year redesign of Oklahoma City’s downtown streets and sidewalks, designed to make the city more pedestrian friendly.
His leadership in securing an NBA franchise helped Oklahoma City attain permanent major league status with the arrival of the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his tenure, Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate has been among the nation’s lowest. He famously put Oklahoma City “on a diet” in 2007, challenging citizens to improve their health and lose a collective one-million pounds. The goal was reached in January 2012, as more than 47,000 residents logged their weight loss on the awareness campaign’s website, www.thiscityisgoingonadiet.com.
For more information on Mayor Cornett's current policies, read or watch his 2013 State of the City Address here.
Russell Claus is the Planning Director for the City of Oklahoma City. His current planning priorities include the development of a new comprehensive plan for the city (the first in 35 years), implementation of neighborhood and commercial district revitalization programs, and continuing downtown planning and development. Russell is a board member of the Oklahoma City Urban Land Institute District Council and the Foundation for OKC Public Schools.
Judy Hatfield is the owner-principal of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC which is a full service commercial real estate company specializing in brokerage, leasing, management, development strategic consulting and investment throughout the state of Oklahoma headquartered in the OKC metro area, Norman, OK.
Judy’s largest redevelopment project was Campus Corner in Norman, Oklahoma. She purchased a major ownership interest in this blighted retail area, secured a TIF district, gained cooperative advantage with other owners, developed a marketing campaign, and brought the area to a thriving retail area today with 100% occupancies and a waiting list of tenants and rental rates 5 times what they were 10 years ago. Judy currently manages several thousand square feet of retail and office in addition to her own portfolio.
Judy serves with John Richels as Co-Chairs of the 2013 Allied Arts Campaign. She is on the board of the OKC Chamber of Commerce where she co-chaired the TRDC for two years (also with John Richels) to raise over $2.3 million dollars the second year, the largest sum raised in the history of the program at the time of her leadership. She is now Chairman of the Oklahoma Annie Oakley Society Board of Directors for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center. She is also heading up a major redevelopment project on the Carnegie Library in downtown OKC which she hopes will kick off in June 2013.
Walter Hood is an Oakland, California based environmental designer, artist and educator. He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Department, which he chaired from 1998 to 2002. His studio practice, Hood Design, has been engaged in environmental design, urban design, art installations, and research commissions since 1992. Earlier this year, Hood was appointed as the inaugural holder of the David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design. Hood served as a Goldman Sachs Design Fellow for the Smithsonian Institute and as a MIT fellow for Robert Taylor in 2011 and was the 2009 recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design. He has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and speculative works internationally.
Jane Jenkins is the President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated. Jane came to Oklahoma City in 2009 from Boulder, Colorado where she served as Executive Director of the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District. With over 27 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and is also active in the International Economic Development Council, Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and Rotary Club 29 in Oklahoma City. She has twice been honored by the Oklahoma Journal-Record as one of “50 Women Making a Difference” in Oklahoma and was recently elected to the board of HPI in Heritage Hills. A former high school educator, Jane was named 1982 Teacher of the Year at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.
A passion for rowing and paddling and a vision for bringing national and international sports to the Oklahoma River have been the driving force behind Mike Knopp’s leadership in developing the Oklahoma City rowing community, the Chesapeake Boathouse, national and international sporting events, and ultimately, the master plan development of the Oklahoma River.
Originally a practicing attorney, Mike left his legal career in 2003 to establish the Oklahoma City University varsity rowing program and assume the position of executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. Bringing corporate, civic and community leaders together, Mike has led multiple Oklahoma River initiatives including the development of The Chesapeake Boathouse, Devon Boathouse and Oklahoma City National High Performance Center, Finishline Tower, the Oklahoma Regatta, the MAPS 3 River Initiatives Campaign, as well as hosting numerous national and international Rowing Championships.
Mark Kranenburg is the Director of the City of Oklahoma City’s Airports Department. He returned to Oklahoma City in 2005 after a four-year absence having been the Assistant Director of San Bernardino County’s six general aviation airports and the Director of Riverside Airport in Southern California. Mr. Kranenburg began his civilian career in aviation as an Airport Operations Officer at Will Rogers World Airport in 1993. Later he served as the General Aviation Manager managing the operations and maintenance of Wiley Post and Clarence E. Page Airport’s from 1994 through 2001.
Mr. Kranenburg holds a degree in Aviation Management and is an Accredited Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). He has served on AAAE’s Board of Directors and Policy Review Committee, and is a past President and Legislative Chairman for the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association. Mr. Kranenburg also served as an air traffic controller both in the United States Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.
As a community leader, Elaine has been involved in numerous community and philanthropic organizations including: Women of the South, Earlywine YMCA Council, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Capitol Hill Main Street Advisory Board and was one of The Journal Record’s nominees for the Woman of the Year award in 2005 and 2008. Ms. Lyons has been a leader in south Oklahoma City for many years and strives to increase business development along with community awareness in south Oklahoma City. She and her family reside within the community she serves.
Mathew McElroy, AICP, CNU-A, is Director of the City Development Department for the City of El Paso and oversees the Planning, Building Permits and Inspections, and Economic Development divisions. He also serves on the national board for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and has grown membership in the CNU in El Paso to over 200 from across the public and private sectors while training those 200 to sit for and pass the CNU Professional Accreditation (CNU-A) exam. Prior to joining the City of El Paso, he served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso. In his work at IPED, Mathew oversaw research operations. His work extended from redevelopment studies and housing to econometric forecasting, input-output based economic impact analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS). In his final year at UTEP, he co-led the team that won the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) National Award for Excellence in Policy Analysis for a binational industry cluster study. He is also the 2012 winner of the Groves Award, one of the highest national honors for leadership in the field of planning awarded by the CNU and Transect Codes Council for Plan El Paso. Mathew is a University of Texas at El Paso graduate of the English (BA) (1997), Master in Public Administration (2000), and Master of Science in Economics (2008) programs.
Milam is the President and Founder of Western Concepts Restaurant Group,
LLC, which operates Sushi Neko, Musashi's, The Lobby Café and Tasting Room,
Will Roger's Theater and The Coach House Restaurant. With a firm background
in financial planning, Milam knew he was making an investment in Western
Avenue when he opened a new restaurant concept, Sushi Neko in 1997. At
that time that portion of Western Avenue was floundering. The success
of Sushi Neko then brought about the opening of Musashi’s, in 2002. Shortly
thereafter was the addition of The Will Rogers Theatre, The Lobby Café and
the Tasting Room. All of these concepts are housed in the area near
43rd and Western. In 2009 Western Concepts partnered with famed Chef
Kurt Fleischfresser and the Coach House is now part of the Western Concepts
Family of Restaurants.
Currently Milam serves on the board of the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation as well as the Western Avenue Association. The Western Avenue Association is dedicated to the growth and sustainability of Western Avenue as one of Oklahoma City’s flourishing districts.