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1st Thursday

July 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 District 4 Sustainability Forum!
Come hear what the candidates running for 
Tulsa City Council have to say about advocating for sustainability in District 4.
JOIN US this next 1st ThursdayJuly 5th where we will have a moderated Q&A-driven discussion to explore the goals each City Council District 4 candidate has regarding sustainability in the downtown area and District 4 as a whole.  They will talk about how they want to achieve their goals and share their visions for a better future!  Our candidates are ready to answer your questions and  take suggestions you may have.  You don’t want to miss out!
Tulsa District 4 consists of the area north of 31st St, west of Yale, south of I-244, and east of Riverside Dr.  This district includes hot spots such as Downtown Tulsa, Route-66, Utica Square, Tulsa State Fairgrounds, University of Tulsa, among other Tulsa landmarks.  This local government body passes laws, reviews and approves the city’s annual budget, and monitors overall city operations. Councilors also listen to concerns and ideas from the residents of their districts, such as sustainability efforts!  Come learn about future Tulsa sustainability goals at our next 1st Thursday!
Kara Joy McKee
KJ studied botany and anthropology at OU-Norman and successfully advocated for new wind energy and recycling programs. After college, she became general manager of the Oklahoma Food Coop and co-founded the Fertile Ground company in OKC. In Tulsa, KJ has been Executive Director of Kendall Whittier Inc., and for the past 4 years led the Together Oklahoma coalition for Oklahoma Policy Institute, traveling all over the state to help Oklahomans understand their own power to shape our world to be more sustainable and fiscally responsible. More details in website.
Sustainability goals:
Increase use of public transportation.
Reduce Ozone Alerts through community collaboration.
Reduce heat sinks through increased vegetation.
Advocate for levees to be upgraded in AR River.
Daniel Regan
Daniel is a native Tulsan and fourth generation business owner in Tulsa City Council District 4. Daniel has spent the last decade working with engaged citizens to make Tulsa better through economic development, education and transportation infrastructure advocacy, and voter engagement. He is ready and excited to continue this work as your voice at City Hall. More details in website.
Sustainability goals: 
Advocate for sustainable purchasing such
as LED street lights.
Update city codes to increase sustainable gardening.
Support LEED design development through incentives.
Citywide composting through TARE.
Barbra Kingsley, PhD
Barbra is a third-generation resident of District 4 with a passion, skill set, and ability to serve Tulsa. For 20 years, Barbra has owned and led a consulting firm that helps government agencies communicate and serve citizens more effectively and efficiently. She considers herself a consumer and citizen advocate – working in all areas of her professional life to “stand up for” people and help them get access to the services and information they need. More details in website.
Sustainability goals:
Promote business diversity and growth in Tulsa jobs.
Reduce carbon footprint at a citizen and commercial level.
Increase accessibility to healthy food.
Help the City of Tulsa develop a comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
Juan Miret 
Juan arrived to the United States17 years ago and now he calls it home. Juan envisions Tulsa with a thriving future. Juan shares this passion with his wife Melissa and 5-year-old daughter Paloma. He is an award-winning writer and photographer and has been the chair of several committees from Día de los Muertos Arts Festival to the Hispanic Affairs Commission.He works with Growing Together, an organization devoted to overcoming challenges faced by children in the Kendall-Whittier area. Juan is ready to build a brighter tomorrow with plans that rest largely on equity, sustainability, and diversity. More details in website.
Sustainability goals: 
Advocate for an urban food forest.
Promote the use of Smart Bins.
Support bringing water-producing billboard to Tulsa.
Create solutions for urban heat islands.
Zack Stoycoff 
Zack Stoycoff is vice president of government affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber, and represents business-driven political priorities at the local, state and federal levels. Specializing in education, health and workforce policy, he manages the Chamber’s award-winning OneVoice legislative advocacy and member engagement process, which captures the voice of the business community and regional leaders. He worked previously as communications manager for the Chamber and its Tulsa’s Young Professionals program, and as a government reporter for the Tulsa World, Claremore Daily Progress and other Tulsa-area newspapers.
Zack serves on several nonprofits and community advisory groups working on issues such as homelessness, public health, smart urban development and freedom of the press. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rogers State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma.


New at 1st Thursday!
The 1st Thursday! program is evolving. Check out the new elements below.
Listening Sessions.
We are happy to introduce a new element to 1st Thursdays! Sustainability is a conversation. And we want you to be a part of that dialogue. Listening Sessions are an extension of the discussion that takes place at each 1st Thursday! We invite you to the table during lunch and after the presentation. Find out how you can participate at the event. Look for the listening session signs.
Please note that lunch must be pre-ordered from Chimera Cafe and will NOT be available for purchase at the event. The price to purchase a meal is $11. You can now include multiple pre-orders in the lunch cart for your guests.  The window to place your order will close at end of business day before the event.
Please be aware that if you are unable to make the event after submitting your pre-order, we will not be able to give you a refund.
There will be coffee available to accommodate your caffeine needs!
You can now compost your lunch at 1st Thursdays! Look for the yellow Full Sun Composting buckets. Not sure which items are acceptable? Take a look at this helpful guide.
Location, Location, Location. 
The 1st Thursday! program is hosted at TCC’s McKeon Center for Creativity, located on the corner of South Boston Avenue and East 10th Street in downtown Tulsa. Parking is free in all TCC lots or available in metered spaces along Boston Avenue.  For driving and parking directions, please visit their website.
Watch Online! 
Can’t make it to the 1st Thursday program? No problem! You can live stream the event. Each month, the 1st Thursday program is recorded at the TCC McKeon Center for Creativity. If you’re still unable to watch it live, you can view it here.


1st Thursday! with Sustainable Tulsa is a chance for you to meet and greet with your community and learn about sustainability happening in the Tulsa area and across the state, with a new guest speaker each month. Come learn, share, and network! 
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July 5, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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