City Councilwoman Debra Wimpee

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“She loves Broken Arrow!”  Debra and her husband, Glenne, graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1990.  They have been married for 18 years, have three children and two beautiful grandchildren.

 

Debra was a main street retail store owner in the Rose District for four years.  During that time she was able to get plugged into the community even further.  Debra became a Broken Arrow Chamber member and went on to serve on the Board of Directors for two years.  Debra has also sat on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa Young Republicans and the BA Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club for three years.

 

Since then, Debra has been busy creating community organizing community events such as: ShamRock the Rose, Red, White & Brew, Cinco De La Rosa, Street Eats on Main, BA Buzz Pop Up Shops & Summer Solstice to name a few bringing over 60,000 people to the downtown area.  All of these events are fueled by her true passion for creating a strong sense of community while helping to keep their money in Broken Arrow, while supporting local Veterans.  Having been a small business owner, Debra knows how important it is to have someone help promote small business and aid in bringing customers to their doorsteps.  She loves being able to create awareness of what our city has to offer.  Her events also stimulate economic growth by bringing over 60,000 to the Rose District, generating sales tax revenue, creating awareness for the merchants and the Rose District.

 

She has served as the Executive Director of two Commercial Real Estate Associations for 13 years, as well as she created the BA Buzz, a positive news source, 8 years ago to promote city news and build up local businesses in the city.    The page has grown to over 27,000 likes and has a reach of up to 200k a week.  In addition to that, she has also been a Chamber Ambassador for a number of years and a Broken Arrow Rotarian.

She is a huge advocate for Public Safety. She has served on the National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Preventions Committee for 3 years, completed BA Citizen Police Academy, and during her first term she was able to help promote and educate the citizens through her community page to successfully pass a historic 10 year General Obligation bond!

She loves Broken Arrow, and has strong relationships with our State and Federal Legislators, which is important when bills go before them that affect our city!  She has built trusted friendships that help bring the best legislation for our residents.

Finally, if you haven’t realized she loves being active in the local community and giving back through her volunteer role serving the city as your Ward 1 City Councilor!

 

Contact Debra at (918) 850-3654 or dwimpee@brokenarrowok.gov

 

Boards she currently serves on:

Military History Center Board

BA Veterans Center Board

Public Safety & Economic Dev Committee through National League of Cities 

Rotary Board of Directors – Public Relations Chair

Women in Municipal Government Board of Directors – National League of Cities

BAPS Foundation Board

 

Memberships:

Community Leaders of America member

Women in Municipal Government – Oklahoma Municipal League

Women in Municipal Government – National League of Cities

Auxiliary member of BA VFW 

Auxiliary member of BA Blue Star Moms

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Awards/Training:

2020 Daughters of the Revolution Community Advocate Award

2020 Leadership Exchange Academy Cohort

2020 Community Leadership Development Oklahoma Municipal League

Broken Arrow High School Great Graduate Of 2019

BAPD Citizen Police Academy Graduate 2019

2019 OML Woman of the Year in Municipal Government finalist 

2017 Paul Harris Fellow

2016 Beacon Awards Honoree for Philanthropy and Volunteerism

2015 Community Organization Best of Broken Arrow Award

40 Under 40 , Class of 2012

2013 Arrowhead Retailer of the Year

Leadership Broken Arrow, Class of 2013

Councilwoman Debra Wimpee is honored to be endorsed by:

Senator Joe Newhouse

Senator Kim David

Senator James Leewright

Senator Nathan Dahm

Senator Cody Rogers

Representative Kevin McDugle

Representative Josh West

Representative TJ Marti

Representative Dean Davis

Representative Ross Ford

Representative Jeff Boatman

Representative Sheila Dills

Representative Stan May

Representative Steve Basore

Representative Scott Fetgatter

Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sallee

Tulsa County Treasurer John Fothergill

Former Representative, Sec Of Education & State Michael Rogers

Jenks City Councilor Cory Box

Jenks City Councilor Craig Murray

Frmr Tulsa Co Tax Assessor Ken Yazel

Wagoner Co Assessor Sandy Hodges

Wagoner Co Clerk Lori Hendricks

Tulsa Tech Board Sharon Whelpley


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Debra and her BA Buzz Team Enjoy Raising Awareness and Money For Amazing Non-Profit Organizations

Debra giving $12,960 to Soldier Wish

(She’s given over $80,000 total through her events in the Rose District)

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Debra giving $3,400 to The Pride of Broken Arrow

(She’s given $4,100 total through her events in the Rose District)

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