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Noble City Manager Named 2013Gerald Wilkins Award Winner Citation Recognizes Most Outstanding City Manager

By Claudia Deakins Modified: September 20, 2013 at 7:34 am •  Published: September 20, 2013


In 2011, the city constructed 1.7 miles of Safe Route to Schools Sidewalks, and completed King Recreational Trail – a ¾ mile lighted trail with a disc golf course. In 2012 Noble established a Juvenile Court and completed a waste water infrastructure replacement project. In 2013, the city completed a waste water disinfection system.


During Wade’s tenure, Nobel has been awarded more than $2.3 million in grants and received $349,000 from FEMA and Homeland Security Grants for equipment.


Wade has been a member of the City Management Association of Oklahoma for approximately 20 years and has served for the past several years on the Ethics Committee.


Recipients of the Gerald Wilkins Award are credited with strengthening the city management form of government through their stable length of service to cities, dedication to civic activities, and participation in and contribution to CMAO and the International City Management Association. Recipients must have fully accepted the principles of ethics as outlined in the ICMA Code of Ethics and applied these ethical principles to his or her conduct in the field of city management.


About City Management Association of Oklahoma

The City Management Association of Oklahoma (CMA0) is a professional association of city managers, assistant city managers and other professional managers in municipal government in the state of Oklahoma. CMAO promotes the proficiency of city managers and administrators; assists in the improvement of city administration; and acts as a clearinghouse for information on matters of interest to all local governments.

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