Lawton Urban Renewal Authority (LURA)


Mission Statement

The Lawton Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) exists to accelerate redevelopment to provide a better living environment and neighborhood; to enable and encourage the rehabilitation of dilapidated buildings to prevent urban decay; to preserve by maintaining and restoring buildings of historical and architectural value, and to sustain local characteristics; to revitalize through enhancing and strengthening the socio-economic and environmental fabric for the benefit of our urban communities.

The authority is made up of five members who serve 3-year terms. LURA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. on the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall.






City of Lawton
212 SW Ninth Street
Lawton, OK73501-3944
United States

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Dr. Ernest E. Sheppard (Chairman)

Mr. Jacob Brox (Secretary)

John P. Purcell, Jr.

Jesse R. Cross

Mr. Joe Abshere