Councilwoman Nikki Nice was elected Nov. 6, 2018, to serve as Ward 7's representative on the Oklahoma City Council. She's the 10th woman, and the second woman of color, to serve on the Council since the City's incorporation in 1890.
A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Councilwoman Nice was born, reared, educated and spiritually nurtured in Ward 7. Her early education was completed in the Millwood Public School District. She is a graduate of Northeast High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from historic Langston University. She has studied abroad in The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa. Councilwoman Nice is a well-known television and radio personality with nearly 15 years of on-air experience in the Oklahoma City market.
Councilwoman Nice brings to the Oklahoma City Council a wealth of leadership and community service. She is the proud recipient of the Opio Toure Medallion award presented by the Oklahoma County Democrats, Finer Womanhood Award presented by the Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Upsilon Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the Reach Forward No Fear Lady Award. Nice also served as a member of Class one of L.O.Y.A.L. (Linking Oklahoma’s Young Adult Leaders), Leadership Oklahoma City Class 35, an inaugural Board Member of NLC Oklahoma (New Leaders Council), and as a Northeast Task Force Member with OKCPS. She currently serves as an Executive Board Member for HeartLine, Inc., Special Friends of Ralph Ellison Library Executive Board Member, BLAC (Black Liberated Arts Center) Incorporated Board Member, Working Together for Change Ministries Board Member and Northeast Academy PTSA Vice President.
Councilwoman Nice lives in Northeast Oklahoma City and is the proud daughter of Roberta. She is a pet lover, music lover and a lover of people, and she is committed to moving Ward 7 and Oklahoma City "Forward Together."
Ward 7 News & Updates
Old Fire Station 18 Update
On May 26, the City Council voted to designate as surplus the old Fire Station 18, 700 NE 36th Street, and sell the property to the Fifth Quarter Civic Association. The station closed in 1988, and since 1990 the City has leased the station to the Fifth Quarter. The Fifth Quarter is a nonprofit organization run by retired firefighters who help recruit minorities to work for the Fire Department. The mission of the Fifth Quarter is to promote interracial progress throughout the fire service and to see that competent applicants are recruited and employed as firefighters in our city. Download the presentation and read more here.
Opportunity Zones Town Hall Meeting
Learn more about Opportunity Zones program in Oklahoma City. Opportunity Zones are areas across the U.S. where long-term investors can benefit from federal tax breaks. They’re intended to generate jobs and economic growth in areas where business investment is disproportionately low. Councilwoman Nice recently hosted a Ward 7 town hall to engage residents about what’s happening and the opportunities to come.
- Opportunity Zones: A New Tool for Economic Development
- Opportunity Zones: The Alliance for Economic Development
- Boulevard Place: Mixed-use Development
- Opportunity Zones: Catalyzing Community Investment
How to Do Business with the City
Councilwoman Nice hosted a community forums for residents and businesses to learn about how to do business with the City. Download and view the presentation materials from the event:
Oklahoma City Development Programs
Councilwoman Nice has hosted community forums for residents to learn about development programs in Oklahoma City. Download and view the presentation materials from the events: