The Bartlesville Development Authority was created to assist in financing local development projects and/or certain facilities for the purpose of promoting economic development in the City of Bartlesville and surrounding areas.


There are five voting trustees and two City Council members who will serve as non-voting, ex-officio trustees.


Meetings are held monthly at 8 a.m. at the Depot, 201 S. Keeler Ave.

2023 BDA Schedule of Regular Meetings

Current members

Diana Adams, Chairman
Appointed 6/18 Expires 6/21*
ReAppointed 9/21 Expires 6/24

Jamie Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed 6/19 Expires 6/22*

Drew Ihrig
Appointed 6/19 Expires 6/22*

Gayle Lester
Appointed 9/20  Expires 9/23*

Chase Allcott
Appointed 12/21 to fill the unexpired
term of Chris Batchelder
Expiring 6/24*

Two City Council Members as Ex-Officio Trustees
Mayor Dale Copeland
and Jim Curd, Jr.

President & CEO
David Wood

Legal Advisor
David King