Join us Friday for lunch with Oklahoma City's Mayor Mick Cornett. Cornett will discuss Oklahoma City's position in the National economy and will open up for a question and answer session with attendees.
Today, Mayor Mick Cornett, the first four-term mayor in Oklahoma City history, is leading a thriving community that reflects the same principles his parents instilled in him - keep the faith, work hard and dream big.
Mayor Cornett has been honored by various organizations and publications as the top Mayor in the state and nation – and an international panel selected Mayor Cornett as the second-best mayor in the world. Newsweek magazine called him one of the “five most innovative Mayors in the United States.” Governing named him “Public Official of the Year” in 2010. Politico placed him on the publication’s Politico 50 list of “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015.”
He famously put the entire city on a diet to raise awareness on the international issue of obesity. During his time in office, Oklahoma City has invested nearly $2 billion schools and quality-of-life infrastructure through its innovative MAPS program. That investment generated nearly $6 billion in private sector investment. His leadership was instrumental in bringing the NBA to OKC.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Mayor Cornett earned his degree in journalism at the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from New York University.