Randy Ewing was chosen for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials in recognition of his service to Jenks and Oklahoma at large. Below is a list of his accomplishments during his more than three decades of service.
Positions Held in Oklahoma
Jenks City Manger: Sept. 8, 1981-Sept. 20, 2007
Jenks Central Services Director: Sept. 20, 2007-current
Ed Gerchman Award: Presented by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, service, integrity, determination, courage, cooperation and humbleness.
Community Impact Award: Presented by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes an individual who makes a significant positive impact on the Jenks community.
Ewing-Perryman Fire Station: The southern Jenks fire station was dedicated to Ewing for his service to the community of Jenks.
Don Rider Award: Presented by the Oklahoma Municipal League, this award recognizes a local official who has made outstanding long-term commitments to the community.
25 Years of Service Award: Presented by the Oklahoma Municipal League, this award recognizes 25 years of service to a community.
Boards and Offices Held
Metropolitan Environmental Trust Board: Involved since 1987. The M.E.T. Board is a regional recycling effort in Tulsa and surrounding areas.
Regional Metropolitan Utility Authority: Involved since conception. The Regional Metropolitan Utility Authority looks for an alternative for water and sanitary sewer systems collectively.
International City/County Management Association: Involved for more than 20 years. The ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
City Manager’s Association of Oklahoma: Involved for more than 15 years. The CMAO’s mission is to promote proficiency of city managers, county managers and other municipal administrators, aid the improvement of municipal administration in general, to provide information on matters of interested or concern to all municipal governments.
Urban Transportation Policy Committee: Involved since conception. The TPC serves as the forum for policy development and adoption in the local urban transportation planning process as it relates to present and future intermodal transportation systems within the Tulsa Transportation Management Area.
Indian Nations Council of Governments Board of Directors: 1987-2007. Served as a voting member of the board of directors that affects how the Jenks community is affected regionally in transportation planning, zoning and land use.
Jenks Chamber of Commerce Board of Direectors: 1987-2007. Regulated the mission of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce as a city representative.
Leadership Jenks: Co-founder. Involved since conception. Frequent speaker for sessions on municipal finance and city government.
Oklahoma Municipal League Board of Directors: 2008-2010. Regulated the mission of OML as a city representative.
Lion’s Club: 1980-present. Treasurer of Jenks Lion’s Club.
Business Recruitment: Led economic development in negotiations to bring in large companies such as Kimberly-Clark, Green Country Energy and Tulsa Winch Group.
96th Street Bridge: Worked to secure a new 96th Street Bridge linking Tulsa to Jenks that opened the area for growth.
Oklahoma Aquarium: Pivotal in the implementation of the Oklahoma Aquarium, which opened in May 2003 and has been a major tourist attraction for the state.