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The efforts that led to the revitalization of Broken Arrow’s Main Street, known as the Rose District, have earned another honor – finalist for the Route Fifty Navigator Awards.
Now in its third year, the Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards “celebrate the best of government” by honoring people or teams who work for or with state, county or municipal governments. Route Fifty names 50 finalists across five categories.
Broken Arrow was nominated under “The Electeds” category, which recognizes the leaders in a state or local government who drive change in the communities they serve. Mayor Craig Thurmond was nominated for his work championing the Main Street renaissance.
“This nomination may carry my name on it, but the renewal in the Rose District was a collaborative effort by many different entities,” Thurmond said. “I don’t consider this recognition a personal victory but rather a deserving recognition of what Broken Arrow has achieved through the cooperation of the City, Broken Arrow Public Schools, the Broken Arrow Chamber, private investors and of course the residents of the City. The Rose District would not be what it is today without everyone working together.”
The other nine finalists in The Electeds category were:
Essaibi-George and Kreiss-Tomkins were named the category winners at a celebration on Nov. 7 in Los Angeles.