City Council selects ‘at large’ members for Tower Green Design Committee

May 8, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve three citizens to serve as “at large” members of the Tower Green Design Committee. Selected were Annah Fischer, Shelby Brammer and Jay Webster.

The committee was established by the City Council following the March 6 General Obligation Bond Election when voters said “Yes” to funding several projects, including the construction of a public gathering space between the Price Tower and the Bartlesville Community Center. The Tower Green Design Committee will be tasked with gathering input on how to best shape the gathering space, selecting a design plan and amenities for the project and then presenting the plan and product recommendations to the Bartlesville City Council for final consideration.

Members of the committee include City Councilors Jim Curd of Ward 3 and Alan Gentges of Ward 4, as well as representatives from the Price Tower Arts Center Board of Trustees and the Community Center Trust Authority.

The City Council last month designated Gentges and Curd to conduct the search for three citizens to fill the at large positions, at which time applications were sought from the community. Gentges told the council Monday that 32 people applied for the three positions.

“We had a very, very good response,” he said, nothing the difficulty in narrowing the selection to three.

Gentges said he and Curd hoped to involve the candidates not chosen for the positions in other ways as the project moves forward.

“Keep an eye on this space because we will have other things for you to do, if you’re still willing to help,” he said.

Fischer serves as marketing manager for Arvest Bank, Webster is co-owner of Pioneer Dream Productions, and Brammer is the artistic director at Theater Bartlesville.