Councilor District 1
Vanessa Hall-Harper is a Tulsa Native who graduated from Thomas
Edison High School in 1989. She attended Jackson State University
in Jackson, Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Political Science/Pre-Law in 1993. She also received a
Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Tulsa in
1995. In 2013, Vanessa earned her Master of Science in Management
(MSM) degree from Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa. She is a
graduate of Leadership Tulsa's North Tulsa Development Council.
Councilor Hall Harper is currently the Program Manager for the
Tulsa Health Department's Healthy Living Program. She is also an
Adjunct Professor at Tulsa Community College in Political
Vanessa has worked 22 years in the Tulsa County system. She has
been employed with the Tulsa Health Department for more than 16
years. Prior to working in the health field, Vanessa was an Intake
Counselor at the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau for over 6 years.
Vanessa is committed to improving the quality of life in District 1
both professionally and politically.
Vanessa has been married for 22 years to Sgt. Marcus Harper of
the Tulsa Police Department and they have one daughter, Kaylyn.
Vanessa is also a community activist who is passionate about
uplifting her community. She volunteers on a plethora of boards and
committee's such as the City of Tulsa's Sales Tax Overview
Committee, the Institute for Developing Communities (TIDC),
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, North Tulsa Clean-up
Campaign, the Phoenix District Development Council, Theatre North,
Emelle Performing Arts Institute, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and
she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Vanessa
enjoys spending time with her family, watching her DALLAS COWBOYS,
cooking, playing dominoes/spades and singing in her church choir at
Paradise Baptist Church.
"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering
and complaining, you make progress by implementing ideas." -
Contact Councilor Hall-Harper via email: firstname.lastname@example.org