Councilor Johnnie Parks

Johnnie Parks, instructor for Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville, served on the Broken Arrow City Council from 1979-1994; the Broken Arrow Planning Commission 1995-2011; and was elected to the Council’s At Large position in the spring of 2011. Parks was reelected in 2015.

Parks graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1965; Northern Oklahoma College in 1967; received a BS degree in Business from Oklahoma State University in 1969; and a Master’s Degree in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University in 1999.

Throughout his career, Johnnie has been involved in the construction industry. Initially, he was a plumbing contractor with his family owned business, Parks Plumbing, Inc. in Broken Arrow. In 1995, he sold the business and began a career as an instructor in the state career tech system. For 10 years he taught incarcerated men and women the fundamentals of the construction trade for the Skills Centers Division of the Oklahoma State Career Tech. The last six years he has been a construction instructor for Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville.

Johnnie and his wife Myrna have been married more than 40 years and have three sons, a daughter-in -law and two grandsons.