Described as a “rising star” in politics, Mayor David Holt (R) is the youngest mayor that Oklahoma City has had in nearly a century and the first Native American to serve in the position. Please join POLIS for a conversation with Mayor Holt about his pathway to public service, his strategies for governing a “purple” city in a highly partisan age, and his conviction that elected officials can and should tell voters difficult truths. The discussion will be moderated by Sanford Professor Kristin Goss.
All are welcome!
Mayor David Holt has served as Mayor of Oklahoma City since 2018. A member of the Osage Nation, he is the city’s first Native American mayor. Oklahoma City is the nation’s 20th-largest city and Mayor Holt has presided over the city’s continued growth and emergence on the national stage. Mayor Holt serves in the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities and is often called upon by national leaders and media to speak on issues facing American cities.
Though a Republican by registration, Mayor Holt oversees a nonpartisan government and has utilized a unique governance style that embraces pragmatism, pluralism and compromise. Punchbowl News called Mayor Holt “a whip-smart technocratic Republican who seems out of step with the party’s current slash-and-burn mentality.” Mayor Holt’s signature achievement thus far was leading the development and landslide passage of MAPS 4, a $1.1 billion initiative that will invest in 16 challenges and opportunities.
Date - 11/14/22
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223)
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