Community Partners Gather for Thumbs Up for One Tulsa Event

Helping balance the city's perception in the media.


Thursday, September 13, 2018


Tracie Chandler, President, Phoenix Development Council, Chair, Advocates for One Tulsa

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Kristin Towles, Project Coordinator, Advocates for One Tulsa

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Tulsa, OK - The Phoenix Development Council in partnership with Code for Tulsa, Social Media Tulsa and Creative Media are hosting a collaboration on Saturday, September 15, to help Reimagine North Tulsa.

Search for "North Tulsa" on Google, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter and the results are all negative. This distorts the perception of our city. It also buries the positive work that individuals and organizations are doing in North Tulsa to make our city a better place to visit, live, work and play.

Thumbs Up for One Tulsa will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, at the Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 North Hartford. The purpose of the gathering is to create online content that makes it easy to find attractions and businesses in North Tulsa.

Reflecting on the event Phoenix Development Council President Tracie Chandler said, “Tulsa is a beautiful city, full of wonderful attractions, stories, people and places. The purpose of Thumbs Up for One Tulsa is to help Tulsa reach its fullest potential by creating a more balanced perception of North Tulsa. When someone googles North Tulsa, we want to make sure they see a more accurate representation of what North Tulsa has to offer.”

Event partner Carlos Moreno, Co-Captain of Code for Tulsa, noted that internet communications and modern news media shape our perceptions of events in a community and don’t necessarily reflect it accurately.

“The good news is that we as individuals also have the power to contribute and change the conversation. We've already learned about some of the people, places, and events that are making North Tulsa great, and I'm excited to gather and share more," Moreno said.

Anyone who is interested in participating to highlight fun, productive community stories may register for the Thumbs Up for One Tulsa event on Facebook and bring a laptop and list of people, places and things that make North Tulsa great to post on social media. Search engine optimization, code and social media experts will be on hand to train and demonstrate how to help positively impact the North Tulsa narrative.

For more information, visit: To maximize inclusion, download the Thumbs Up for One Tulsa Participation Guide at the above link and join us online from wherever you are in our pursuit for the unification of Tulsa.

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The Phoenix Development Council is a neighborhood association working to bring economic development to 36th St. N., the heart of the Phoenix District, created to work with the City of Tulsa to bring the 36th St. N. Corridor Small Area Plan to fruition. More info: