Mayor Stan Booker Honored with 2023 Mayor of the Year Award

Mayor Booker

Published September 22, 2023

DaLynna Wood | Multimedia Specialist

Mayor Stan Booker received the 2023 Mayor of the Year Award from the Mayors Council of Oklahoma at the annual Oklahoma Municipal League Conference.

"We are pleased to name Stan Booker as the Mayor of the Year," President of MCO Craig Parham said. "Mayor Booker is a dedicated public servant, and we are grateful for his service to his community."

Established in 1992, this award acknowledges outstanding mayors who have made significant contributions to their community and profession through personal growth and active involvement.

"Oklahoma is fortunate to have so many dedicated leaders willing to give back to their communities and serve as Mayor," Mike Fina, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Municipal League said. "Mayor Booker has shown outstanding leadership, and we are pleased to recognize him with this award."

Mayor Booker assumed office in November 2018, securing a second term in November 2021. A Lawton native and graduate of Eisenhower High School, he also attended Cameron University. Initially a successful business owner, Mayor Booker redirected his focus toward community development, culminating in the establishment of the Lawton Rotary Leadership Institute.

The Mayor of the Year award spotlights the dedication and commitment required for the highest elected post in municipal government. Nominees must be MCO members, hold an elected municipal office at the time of presentation, complete a minimum of three years of service, and have their municipality as an OML member.

"This accomplishment would not have been possible without my amazing network," Booker said. "The Council has been so supportive, and our ideas are brought to life by our hardworking staff. I'm grateful for the team and the support that keeps me going."

The Oklahoma Municipal League serves as the authoritative source for information, training, and resources on effective local government for member organizations. It is recognized as the unified voice of Oklahoma cities and towns.