Join your neighbors in June as we visit one of Deep Deuce’s newest restaurants and one of the city’s hot spots, Black Walnut. Our speaker will be Rick Padgett with Waste Management, Oklahoma City’s recycling service provider, to talk about recycling in OKC.
We had an excellent turnout at Whiskey Biscuit, despite the unseasonably cool weather, filling up their “Prohibition Room”. Thanks to them for being very excellent and gracious hosts. Below are a few photos and the video of Judith Matthew’s Metro Library presentation. I think everyone learned something valuable about our excellent library system!
Join your neighbors as we visit one of Deep Deuce’s newest restaurants, Whiskey Biscuit Bar and Grill. Our speaker this month will be Judith Matthews, Adult Engagement Director at the Downtown Library, to tell us about her programs.
Shelley was the consummate leader, embodying the essence of service-before-self. A connector. An instigator. An inspiration. She has left an indelible mark on our organization and on downtown Oklahoma City. One could only hope for a legacy as enduring as hers in life. She will be missed by all.
Join your neighbors as we visit one of OKC’s newest downtown breweries, Elk Valley Brewing in Midtown. Our speaker this month will be Rachel Freeman, Chief Operating Officer at City Care, to tell us about their programs and how we can engage as neighbors.
This month’s event was packed with information as we got a good idea of what the new Scissortail Park will be like from the Executive Director of the Myriad Gardens Foundation, Maureen Heffernan. We also got a very detailed tour of the Vanessa House brewery operation. For those who hung out past the end, we got to watch the event that followed ours, which was a meeting of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council, who had a great talk from California Energy Commission Chairman David Hochschild. If you missed the social you really missed out on some great info! Fortunately we have our core content on video. Unfortunately we don’t have video of the OREC meeting, but we wish we did!
Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership is giving the community an opportunity to get closely involved with real issues. They have formed two committees, one on Events and Activation, and the other on Mobility and Connectivity. There are several committee meetings over the next few months, and we highly encourage you to join in on this process.
We kept our business meeting VERY brief, but two new officers were elected, please come say hi at the next social. The overwhelming majority of the time we had was dedicated to our #IDEAS4MAPS Panel (detailed here). Below are a few photos and the full video of the event. We had to put the camera at the back to get everybody in, so expect a few audio challenges, but hopefully those who couldn’t attend can learn a thing or two about this process that will be ongoing during 2019 until we vote on a MAPS 4 ballot initiative, likely late in the year.
A tremendous thanks goes out to our panel, and of course to those in attendance.
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