About the Author
The world is noticing Oklahoma City’s remarkable renaissance and its popular mayor, Mick Cornett. 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. Best known for helping Oklahoma City attract an NBA franchise and putting Oklahoma City “on a diet,” Cornett also led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an innovative $800-million investment in parks, urban transit, wellness centers, and infrastructure that will dramatically reshape Oklahoma City and enhance the quality of life of its residents.