Goals & mission

The goal of the BRTA is to promote and encourage reinvestment in and the redevelopment of the historic downtown business district of the City of Bartlesville and of the adjacent residential areas. One way the BRTA seeks to do this is by acquiring properties within or near the downtown area and making those properties available for redevelopment by private parties.

The BRTA also works with property owners, businesses, developers, investors, organizations and agencies who wish to redevelop their buildings or land in the city with single-use or multi-use projects that may involve single family or multi-family residential, office, retail, restaurants, entertainment, arts, education, and public improvements and amenities. The Authority promotes and utilizes various forms of financing including Tax Increment Financing, various Federal and State Tax Credits Programs, Bonds, Loan Funds, and Grants to help a project succeed.

Additional information can be found at: www.brta-ok.org


There are seven members on the Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority, including a voting City Council representative. Chris Wilson is the Director. Contact information and roster listed below agenda information.


Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Avenue.

2024 Schedule of Regular Meetings


Chris Wilson, BRTA Director
401 South Dewey Ave. Suite 812
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Office: 918-214-8501
Mobile: 918-766-4847


David Nelson
Appointed.      Sept. 2016 to fill unexpired term
Expires:          Sept. 2018*
Reappointed – Expires Sept. 2021*
Reappointed   Sept 2021
Expires:          Sept. 2024*

Philip Wright
Appointed:     July 2022 to fill the unexpired term
of Bill Covell
Expires:          Sept.2022*
Reappointed   Nov. 2022
Expires:           September 2025

Blair Ellis
Appointed: Nov. 2018
Expires:     Sept. 2021*
Reappointed Sept. 2021
Expires:     Sept. 2024

Sara Freeman
Appointed: October 2022
Expires:     September 2025*

George Halkiades
Appointed: April 2023
Expires:     September 2026*

Aaron Archambo
Appointed: November 2023
Expires:     September 2026*

Loren Roszel-City Council Rep.
Appointed. 12/22

*Eligible to serve for additional three years upon first reappointment.