(Note: Councilwoman-elect JoBeth Hamon won the Feb. 12 primary election in Ward 6 and takes office on April 9. Councilwoman Salyer did not seek re-election.)
Ward 6 City Councilwoman Meg Salyer took her official oath of office November 10, 2008.
A native of Long Island, Councilwoman Salyer has made her home in Oklahoma City since 1984. 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.
She began her professional career as a corporate loan officer with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Today, Councilwoman Salyer is president of Accel Financial Staffing, a staffing service providing temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement of employees specializing in accounting and finance careers. She serves as the Ward 6 Councilwoman for the City of Oklahoma City. She serves as a member of the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium. Councilwoman Salyer is a member of Council Finance Committee, Council Economic Development Committee and Council Social Services Committee.
Councilwoman Salyer served the City in a number of ways before joining the Council. She served for 10 years on the Citizen’s Committee for Community Development, and has been a member of the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. Councilwoman Salyer was the first woman president of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (2003-04), now the largest Rotary Club in the world. She was appointed by Gov. BradHenry to serve a two year term on the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board (Smart Start Oklahoma). She also led the team that established the Automobile Alley Main Street Program and served as Treasurer of Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.
Salyer serves on the Board of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math Foundation, the Myriad Gardens Foundation and the Civic Center Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City.