Value News Articles - City of Broken Arrow

It’s a Wonderful Life in Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

It’s a wonderful life in Broken Arrow and we would love for you to join us in kicking off the holiday season! On the evening of Thursday, November 18 the Rose District will come alive with holiday spirit.

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Veteran Finds Camaraderie at Military History Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Matthew McHaney, 57, served nine years in the Army Airborne Division and made 26 jumps. Originally from Denver, Colo., McHaney had stints in Ft. Campbell, Ky., Ft. Bragg, N.C., Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Ft. Meade, Md., and Ft. Sherman, Panama.

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Broken Arrow News Notes Recap

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2021

Broken Arrow news that you may have missed.

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Broken Arrow Hires New Communications, Media Relations Manager Aaron McColloch Started July 19

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow has announced the hiring of Aaron McColloch as its new Communications and Media Relations Manager. “The Communications and Media Relations Manager is the primary spokesperson for the City of Broken Arrow while managing the City’s Communications Divisions, which includes the City’s website, social media channels, newsletters, press events, media relations and Cox Cable Channel 24” said City Manager Michael Spurgeon.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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Sign-Up for Festivals in Broken Arrow Oct. 1-3, 2021: “Chalk It Up!”, BA Rose Festival, Rose Kites Over BA!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2021

The City of Broken Arrow invites you to the 9th annual “Chalk It Up!” An Art Festival and the 7th annual Broken Arrow Rose Festival. ArtsOK, the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow’s “Chalk It Up”, an Art Festival and Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful’s Rose Festival, presented by Walmart, is a celebration of our city’s love of the arts and roses.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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New Mayor, Vice Mayor Elected in Broken Arrow Mayor Wimpee and Vice Mayor Gillespie Begin Two-Year Term

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

Following the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent City Councilor Debra Wimpee (Ward 1) and newly elected City Councilor Lisa Ford (Ward 2), the Broken Arrow City Council voted to elect Debra Wimpee as Mayor and Christi Gillespie as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Wimpee and Gillespie will each serve a two-year term in those roles.

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Broken Arrow Breaks Ground on Brown-Kimbrough Arts Center

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2020

Together with representatives from AVB Bank, ArtsOK, and the Brown-Kimbrough family, officials from the City of Broken Arrow broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m. on the new Brown-Kimbrough Center for Arts, Innovation & Creativity. The two-story center will feature multiple classrooms, flex space, gallery space, and indoor/outdoor areas to host events. This innovative space will be a unique destination in the Rose District and will serve to the enjoyment and education of the citizens in the entire metro area.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Director of Engineering and Construction

By: TJ Gerlach | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After a nationwide search, Ethan Edwards has been appointed as Broken Arrow’s new director of engineering and construction. Edwards joins the City from Cowan Group Engineering, LLC, where he has been the operations manager since 2017. His previous experience also includes nine years as the Water and Wastewater Division Manager, Principle, and Tulsa Office Lead at Professional Engineering Consultants. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Pride in the Safety of our City

By: Craig Thurmond | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2019

Business Insider and 24/7 Wall Street attribute the city of Broken Arrow to being in the top 20 safest cities in the country. Partnerships between highly trained public safety personnel, alert neighbors and innovative government administration help make this possible. Learn about the crime prevention programs and why Broken Arrow is known for its safety in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Oklahoma's Rose

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2018

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond recently accepted the 2018 Livability Award at the 86th U.S. Conference of Mayors honoring Broken Arrow’s Rose District. The award, which recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, was a tough competition between more than 150 other cities.

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