Ward III

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Derrick A. Reed
City Council Member
dreed@muskogeeonline.org

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Ivory VannIvory
City Council Member
ivann@muskogeeonline.org

Ivory Vann was born in Muskogee, Ok in 1957. He attended Wheatley Elementary, Edison Elementary, Alice Robertson Junior High, Muskogee High School, then Oklahoma State University, where he received a degree in plumbing and pipefitting. In  cacareer, he worked for Garrett Plumbing, Muskogee Regional Medical Center, and Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific, and remains a city and state licensed plumber.  Ivory has four children; daughters Jacqueline and Shabriel Vann, sons Ivory A. Vann and Michael Vann. Ivory is a member of Rayfield Baptist Church where he serves on the Usher Board, sings with the Brother’s in Christ Choir, and serves on the Salvation Advisory Board. Ivory is a state delegate for the Democratic Party. He is President of the Robison Park Community Association. Robison Park is a newly built park that serves the southeast side of Muskogee, which boasts a splash pad, basketball court, baseball field, playground, picnic shelter, walking trail, pond, exercise stations, and a soccer field. 

Ivory’s hobbies include fishing and traveling internationally. 

Ivory’s main goal is to listen to his constituents. 

Ivory’s Motto:
If I can help somebody as I pass this way, my living will not be in vain. Always give God the glory and life will be so much easier.
 

Councilor Vann has served as Ward III City Councilor since 2014.  Some of his accomplishments are: Coordinated with Kelley Garrett on cleanup efforts for county owned lots in City limits; Met and coordinated efforts to return Thunderbird Speedway; Secured fencing for Animal Shelter; Initiated speed bumps in Wards I and III for children’s safety; Coordinated with Public Works Dept. on street repairs in all Wards; Coordinated efforts to repair damaged sidewalks on South B street and in downtown locations (Ward IV); Coordinated Youth Summer Program (Vision Services) to repair elderly woman’s porch; Rotary Park BBQ grill, bleachers and security fencing; Initiated repairs to Honor Heights (Ward IV) and Robison Park restrooms; Pushed for Housing Plus project in blighted area south of the Muskogee Arts District; Worked with Community Service to clean City vacant lots; Instrumental on planning and completion of Robison Park; Initiated and coordinated drainage issues on Country Club Rd (Ward I); Personally picked up trash from Okmulgee Street to Border Street along Highway 69; Responded to call from Ward II about cutting weeds near Cobblestone Golf Course; Rides with the City Manager and Assistant City Manager monthly to view customer concerns in the city; Graduate from Muskogee Police Dept. Citizen Police Academy; Helped Gospel Rescue Mission, VA and Salvation Army on placement of the Homeless; Worked in Feeding the Hungry Programs.