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March 23 Oklahoma City Parks Tree Inventory Informational Meetings

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation will host two Oklahoma City Parks Tree Inventory informational meetings on March 23 at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Hall. Industry professionals will share findings from the recently completed tree inventory that provides data on 19,632 trees located in 2,069 acres of 134 Oklahoma City parks.

Conducted by professional arborists from Davey Resources Group, the inventory project was funded by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and Oklahoma Forestry Services to help the City of Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department lay the groundwork for a tree maintenance, planting and replacement program for our community parks.

Technical presentation for industry professionals

9-10:30 a.m. – RSVP here by Tuesday, March 21, 5 p.m.

  • What we learned from the Oklahoma City Parks Tree Inventory
  • How we can use the data to move our parks system forward
  • Next steps and continued collaboration
  • Technical demonstration illustrating how the parks department is using the TreeKeeper software for tree maintenance, planting and replacement throughout Oklahoma City parks

Informational presentation for community groups and general public

2-3:30 p.m. – RSVP here by Tuesday, March 21, 5 p.m.

  • What we learned from the Oklahoma City Parks Tree Inventory
  • How the data can benefit neighborhoods, schools and homeowners
  • Tree talk/walk through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum

Location:
Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Hall, 3400 NW 36th St., Oklahoma City

Featuring speakers from:

  • Davey Resource Group
  • City of Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department
  • Oklahoma Forestry Services
  • Oklahoma City Community Foundation Parks & Public Space Initiative

Questions?
Contact Brian Dougherty at 405/606-2908 or Shree Ledford at 405/235-5603.

Seeking Wellness Initiative Program Manager

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is looking for a new full-time employee to join our team! To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to info@occf.org by March 24, 2017.

The Wellness Initiative Program Manager is responsible for leading the activities of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in advancing a culture of wellness in Central Oklahoma.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for design, launch and implementation of a community wellness effort to execute the Trustee-directed Wellness Initiative.
  • Coordinate and lead meetings of the Central Oklahoma Wellness Alliance.
  • Organize and promote activities of the Central Oklahoma Wellness Alliance.
  • Responsible for reporting and advising Trustee oversight committee regarding wellness program activities and grant.
  • Act as community convener and coordinator of organizations engaged in wellness activities.
  • Act as community advocate for development of a culture of wellness in Central Oklahoma.
  • Provide oversight and guidance in the administration of grants.
  • Lead and implement the OCCF Employee Wellness Program working with the Employee Wellness Committee and maintain standards of Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business initiative.
  • The above duties and responsibilities are performed with minimal oversight. This position has the discretion to work directly with outside providers to ensure the timely execution and completion of grant projects.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong communications skills and comfortable speaking to and in front of groups.
  • Strong people skills capable of building collaborative relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years professional experience in Nutrition, Kinesiology, Communications, Social or Health Services.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Second Quarter Investment Results

The investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, was 1.0 percent. For detailed investment results and our 2016 Investment Report, please click here.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Available Online

occfawScholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are available online at occf.academicworks.com. Home to more than 110 online scholarships, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually to students across Oklahoma through the largest independent scholarship program in the state.

Scholarships are available statewide for graduating high school seniors, enrolled college or career tech students, students serving in the military and more. Students in all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships. Application deadlines vary, with most closing January-April 2017.

Apply today at occf.academicworks.com.