Ponca City Energy’s Johnston selected for Hall of FameAugust 8, 2022 | Featured|Headlines
OKLAHOMA CITY — Ponca City Energy General Manager Phil Johnston is one of two city officials from around the state, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials, during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sept. 15 at the Doubletree Downtown Hotel in Tulsa.
El Reno mayor Matt White is the second official to be inducted.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Annual Conference Banquet for the Oklahoma Municipal League.
Johnston and White will be the 77th – 78th inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame since 2001.
Past inductees from Kay County include: Jerry Johnston, former mayor of Braman; John Ramey, former Tonkawa City manager, and Ponca City past and current officials, Gary D. Martin, Homer Nicholson, Marilyn Kay Andrews, Craig Stephenson and Mike Vanderburg.
The hall of fame is supported by eight organizations of Oklahoma municipal government officials or service organizations.
Formed in 1999, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials Foundation recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements or contributions to city and town government. To be selected, an honoree must make significant contributions to Oklahoma local government, through their positive spirit of public service, with unquestioned ethics.
The website www.okcityandtownofficials.org highlights the careers of each inductee in the past 21 years. Visitors to the website are able to navigate through biographies, video and photo features about each inductee.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Foundation is supported by the Oklahoma Municipal League, The Mayors Council of Oklahoma, the City Management Association of Oklahoma, the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma Inc., the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and the Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officials Association.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and banquet are $50 each available from the Oklahoma Municipal League by contacting Cathy at 405-528-7515 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 76 past inductees based on their residence when inducted are:
Ada – Charles E. Spencer
Bixby – Joe Williams
Braman – Jerry Johnston
Broken Arrow – James C. Reynolds
Chickasha – Robert J. Hicks
Choctaw – Randall Ross
Clinton – Glendenne Goucher
Collinsville – Pam Polk
Duncan – Eugene Brown
Edmond – Cindy Shattuck, Don Bown, Charles Lamb, William A. Moyer, Carl Reherman, Donald C. Rider, Kevin McCullough, Drake Rice, Charles (Chuck) Smith and Bob Ponkilla
El Reno – Tony Rivera
Frederick – Robert B. Johnston and Wanda Jo Evaige
Guymon – Jess Nelson
Hobart – Thomas Talley
Jenks – Randy Ewing
Mannford – Michael Nunneley
Midwest City – Tommy Melton
Norman – Anthony M. Francisco, David Morgan, PhD, and Larry J. Shelton
Oklahoma City – James Couch, James G. Hamill, Patience Sewell Latting, Leon E. Nelson, Gary Marrs, Zach Taylor, Jr., Stephen E. Reel, Gerald Wilkins, Michael Crawford and Mick Cornett
Perry – Mary Rupp
Piedmont – George Fina
Ponca City – Gary D. Martin, Homer Nicholson, Marilyn Kay Andrews, Craig Stephenson and Mike Vanderburg
Poteau – Jeff Shockley
Prague – Harold Pumford
Pryor – Gary Pruett
Sand Springs – Mike Burdge, Mary Sue Overbey, Daniel Bradley
Santa Fe, NM – Shane Woolbright
Seminole – Edward Smith
Shawnee – Mary Ann Karns, Terry Powell and Bertha Ann Young
Stillwater – Ernest R. Dirks, Lawrence Lee Gish, Lawrence O. Hansen and Dan Galloway
Tahlequah – Michael Doublehead
The Village – Stanley Alexander
Tonkawa – John Ramey
Tulsa – Robert LaFortune, Susan Savage and David Weatherford
Walters – Albert Veltema
Watonga – Leroy Lage
Weatherford – Tony Davenport, George Wilkinson and Mike Brown
West Siloam Springs – Elaine Carr
Woodward – Alan Riffel
Yukon – James Crosby