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Focus on Community

Tulsa the Beautiful

Adopt-a-Spot by Mayor Dewey Bartlett


ne of the shared goals between the City Council and the Mayor’s Office is to restore Tulsa to its once prominent place as “America’s Most Beautiful City.” I want to thank Councilor Karen Gilbert for all of her hard work in developing the City of Tulsa’s Adopt-a-Spot

initiative, which kicked off Nov. 10 at Asbury Corner. The program seeks volunteers to take care of public spaces to help beautify our city, neighborhoods and community. It’s easy to participate in Adopt-aSpot. You can pull together your own group of volunteers to clean and care for a park, median, or right-of-way that needs a little extra attention. Pledging now to adopt a spot in our city and community will make a

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr., right, helped to dedicate East Meets West. Photo by Vernis Maxwell

difference for you, your family and your fellow citizens and will show visitors that we take great pride in our city. Adopt-a-Spot volunteers can expect to receive a certificate of recognition, supplies such as trash bags, gloves and vests, promotional items such as buttons, bags, T-shirts, and recognition on the City of Tulsa’s website. As part of this ongoing beautification program, the City of Tulsa is asking individuals and groups to commit to our Adopt-a-Spot program for one, three, or five years. You may apply for up to three areas for adoption, however only one may be approved. After approval, City of Tulsa department personnel will contact you or your organization with approval of the adopted spot and will schedule training on an asneeded basis according to availability of staff. For more information about the City of Tulsa’s Adopt-a-Spot program, visit or call the Customer Care Center at 918-596-2100. I invite you to join Councilor Gilbert and me on the path toward a better Tulsa. Help us make Tulsa known, once again, as “America’s Most Beautiful City.” ~

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