A few New Year's resolutions
The passage of MAPS 4 sets Oklahoma City on another 10-year plan of growth and development. These projects drive a continuing conversation about what’s next and how we can make positive change. I want to challenge our community this year to apply that same enthusiasm for improvement to three other areas – a joint new year’s resolution - for making Oklahoma City a better place to live and grow a business.
RESOLUTION ONE – Engage in the legislative process. I know, politics feels difficult right now, but making sure the voice of business is not dismissed at the legislature is crucial. The quality of life of every Oklahoman is dependent on a strong and vibrant economy. Stay current on legislation that impacts business, read updates from the Chamber on these topics and when needed, make sure your senator or representative knows how important these issues are to you – a quick call or email can make a difference.
RESOLUTION TWO – Learn about what is happening in our community. This one is easy. Pick a topic that interests you, concerns you or even something you think is working well. Attend an event that covers the information or seek out a coffee or lunch with someone engaged in the work. Getting involved doesn’t mean you have to be on a committee – learn more and then reach out to someone to let them know how you may be able to help.
RESOLUTION THREE – Go to an event, a restaurant or an attraction you’ve never been to before. There has never been a better time to be in OKC. Do something new – and take a friend with you!
Without a doubt, 2019 was great year for Oklahoma City, but I think 2020 is set to be pretty special. We are going to see so many of our plans and dreams become real. It is clear the best is yet to come and by working together, we make it even better.