Midwest City mayor says state of the city is strong

Mayor Jack Fry reflected on the city's goals and accomplishments during Wednesday's state of the city address in Midwest City
BY NASREEN IQBAL Niqbal@opubco.com Published: March 2, 2013

In October, the police department passed an audit by the FBI and the state that ensured the department is compliant with all Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and FBI policies and procedures.

To the delight of Midwest City dog lovers, 2012 saw the construction of the Fred Quinn Happy Trails Dog Park, a project that was 10 years in the making.

“I can't drive by it without it seemingly being packed,” Fry said.

Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, street department and public safety, successfully executed the first Midwest City Veterans Day Parade to honor the city's strong military presence and military men and women across the nation.

“Thanks to everyone for participating in such a great event and for your attendance in honoring our veterans. I would like to report that the Veterans Memorial in the Joe B. Barnes Park is well on its way to being a reality,” Fry said.

Groundbreaking for the Veterans Memorial took place Friday.

Fry said he and his wife, Gail, are proud to call Midwest City home.

“Gail and I feel Midwest City is still a great place to live, to have raised our family, to work, to play and enjoy life,” Fry said.

To the audience of business owners, community organizers and city workers, Fry said, “I implore you to keep pushing, keep giving, keep building, to keep on dreaming. We are still the model city and we must keep living to make tomorrow better than today. With your help and God's grace, we can achieve what we are all striving to accomplish.”