The Euromoney China Global Investment Forum


Mick Cornett


Oklahoma City

Mick Cornett is the current mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, having served in that position since 2004. He is the first mayor in Oklahoma City history to be elected to four terms and is currently the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in America. His list of awards includes nods for urban design, health, sports and the arts. Newsweek called him one of the five most innovative mayors in the country. London-based World Mayors listed him as the No 2 mayor in the world, and Governing magazine named him the Public Official of the Year. Cornett’s other achievements as mayor include the successful lobbying that resulted in Oklahoma City’s first major league sports team, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, and the passage of MAPS 3, a $777 million quality-of-life infrastructure programme for Oklahoma City. Cornett is a proponent for progressive initiatives such as rapid and mass transit, economic diversification, urban renaissance, and civic beautification. Neighborhoods such as Asia District, Uptown, MidTown, Capitol Hill, the Eastside, and others have experienced an economic revitalisation during his tenure. He also serves as president of The United States Conference of Mayors and served as national president of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO). He served as chairman of the US Conference of Mayors Urban Economic Affairs Committee until 2007.

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Tue 21 Nov 2017

InterContinental , Hangzhou