This month we got to hear about our city recycling programs from Rick Padgett with Waste Management and Jennifer McClintock with the city’s recycling program. It was very informative, though our camera placement options, and thereby the audio, weren’t great (apologies!). The Black Walnut/La Bagguette experience in Deep Deuce is generally a great one. Make sure you swing by if you weren’t able to make it and haven’t already been.
We also got a sneak peak of Chef Black’s newest, reservation only concept, Grey Sweater, opening later this year.
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.
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!
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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Please note, this year’s Annual General Meeting will NOT be on the second Thursday of the month, but rather the first Thursday, due to not wanting to conflict with Valentine’s Day. Our event, on February 7th, will be at Plenty Mercantile, who will also be our food sponsor.
This year’s format will be a bit different. We’ll, of course, take care of our organizational business up front. But instead of a single speaker, as we’ve traditionally done, we’ll have a full panel of guests, discussing the topic of #IDEAS4MAPS. Downtowners, this is your time to engage your civic leadership directly on this important topic!
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