Mayor Craig Thurmond was first elected to City Council in 2001 and served as Vice Mayor from 2003-07 and again from 2010-12.
Thurmond is a Tulsa native that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He moved to Broken Arrow in 1977. Since then, he has been, and currently serves on, many boards in the area including:
The Tulsa County Conservation District Board of Directors since 1997
City of Broken Arrow’s representative on the Metropolitan Environmental Trust Board of Trustees
Indian Nations Council of Government
National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee
Helped form and sits on a National Committee on Regulatory Reform which focuses on reducing Federal Government regulations
Many other non-profit boards
Thurmond has worked in the construction industry for 32 years and owns a small business, Thurmond Consulting, located on Main Street in Broken Arrow.