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Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was invited to the White House for the fourth time in 2018. Thurmond attended the White House Roundtable on Housing Affordability on Friday, Nov. 16.
The purpose of the housing roundtable was to gather input from local government leaders and discuss the unique challenges faced by municipalities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, as well as other key officials, spoke during the event.
"Once again, I am honored to receive an invitation to an important White House meeting to discuss matters of great importance to the country,” Thurmond said. “I look forward to sharing the thoughts of Broken Arrow residents and Oklahomans with members of the Housing and Urban Development Department as well as White House staff.”
This was Thurmond’s fourth invitation to the White House this year. He was previously invited as a select group of U.S. mayors to attend Mayors’ Day at the White House: A Conversation with President Trump in January where President Donald Trump announced plans to spend $1.7 trillion on infrastructure.
The mayor was invited to attend the Mayor’s Infrastructure Discussion in March, where a select group of mayors met with D.J. Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure. Thurmond also attended the White House Conference with Oklahoma Local and County Leaders in August.
City Plan Development Manager Larry Curtis accompanied the Mayor to the roundtable.