Councilor District 7

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Anna America has long been committed to helping make Tulsa an even better place to raise her family, and has worked toward that goal in both her professional and personal life.

A University of Tulsa graduate, Anna started as a newspaper reporter with the Tulsa Tribune, where among other beats she covered City Hall. She worked as a journalist for several different publications, then did communications for the City of Tulsa, and eventually moved to the nonprofit world.

She served as executive director of Tulsa nonprofits Up With Trees and Communities in Schools, and also was elected to the Tulsa School Board. In 2014, she was elected to represent southeast Tulsa on the Tulsa City Council. Last year, she was re-elected without opposition and currently serves as City Council chair and leads the largest group of women -- five -- ever to serve on the 9-member Council.

An active community volunteer, Anna is the proud mom of two students at Booker T Washington High School. Her daughter is a freshman at BTW, and her son will graduate this year and begin his freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall.  She is also wife to Tulsa environmental leader Michael Patton who is the director of Land Legacy, an Oklahoma conservation nonprofit.

Contact Councilor America via email: dist7@tulsacouncil.org.