Councilor District 7


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.

Anna is the Chief Executive Officer of the Child Abuse Network, working to help victims of abuse receives services and assistance they need.  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. In 2016, she was re-elected without opposition and served as City Council chair, leading 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 children. Her daughter is a sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School, and her son is  a student at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also wife to Tulsa environmental leader Michael Patton who is the director of Land Legacy, an Oklahoma conservation nonprofit.

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