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 Science.

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 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 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." - Shirley Chisholm

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