Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds
Mick Cornett - Mayor
Mick Cornett is mayor of Oklahoma City, OK. Full bio
a little bit of background.
can give you some ups and some downs,
in Oklahoma City's history.
and New York and Tokyo,
find a job that measured up
the good jobs just weren't there.
where businesses wanted to locate,
positive lists and we were on there.
my lifelong struggle with obesity,
I'd drop 20 or 30 pounds.
I'd done it so many times before,
in Oklahoma City to speak of.
for a long, long time.
virtually no level of walkability.
gone with it one of two ways.
to do something about it."
on issues like this,
beneficial to others.
economic development tasks
coming to Oklahoma City,
types of recreational activities
we had built neighborhoods,
to allow you to walk across,
I did a round of media in New York
about obesity and the dangers of it.
waiting to talk to the reporter,
fittest city in the United States.
in the United States,
About the speaker:Mick Cornett - Mayor
Mick Cornett is mayor of Oklahoma City, OK.
Why you should listen
The world is noticing Oklahoma City’s renaissance and its mayor, Mick Cornett. His list of awards includes nods for urban design, health, sports and the arts. Newsweek called him one of the five most innovative mayors in the country. London-based World Mayors listed him as the No. 2 mayor in the world, and Governing magazine named him the Public Official of the Year.
Best known for helping Oklahoma City attract an NBA franchise and putting Oklahoma City “on a diet,” Cornett also led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an innovative $800 million investment in parks, urban transit, wellness centers and infrastructure that will dramatically reshape Oklahoma City and enhance the quality of life of its residents.
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