Mick Cornett is Mayor of Oklahoma and has served in that position since 2004. He is the first mayor in the history of Oklahoma City to be elected to four terms and is currently the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in the US.
One of Mick's most notable achievements as mayor is transforming Oklahoma City into a place where its serious obesity issue could no longer thrive; Mick set about rebuilding the city around the pedestrian rather than the car. Examining the city's culture and infrastructure, he reshaped roads and neighborhoods and put the entire city on a diet by creating a website encouraging citizens to register and track their weight loss.
Mick is a proponent for progressive initiatives such as rapid and mass transit, economic diversification, urban renaissance, and civic beautification. Neighborhoods including Asia District, Uptown, MidTown, Capitol Hill, and the Eastside have experienced an economic revitalization during his tenure.
Mick also serves as President of The United States Conference of Mayors and served as National President of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO). He served as Chairman of the US Conference of Mayors Urban Economic Affairs Committee until 2007.