North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

May 8, 2017
Tulsa Technology Center, 3850 North Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74126

President Chairperson Report                                   Dr. Lana Turner-Addison


  1. Secretary Report                                                        Darlene Carroll

Vice President Report                                                Jack Henderson


  1. Treasurer Report                                                         Bobby Burnett          


  1. Minutes                                                                        March 13, 2017 & April 10, 2017


  1. NTEDi Book Scholarship 5/19/17                                                                                                           

  1. NTEDi Committee Reports:

             Business/Retail Development                    Claiborn Taulbert

             Education                                                     Dr. Pauline Harris

             Marketing/Communications                       Turner Goodrum

             Housing/Homeownership                            Terri Gateward

             Worforce Development                                Mareo Johnson

  1. New Business                                                            NTEDi Review


  1. Old Business


  1. Announcement                                                           
  1. Adjourn

                                          Next Monthly Meeting is scheduled for June 12, 2017
                                             "Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time"

Call to Action - Vision Tulsa Meeting
March 14, 2016

I would like to invite you to the upcoming North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (NTEDi), Call to Action Meeting, scheduled on March 14, 2016. The Meeting will be held at the Salvation Army North Mabee Center from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.


The focused of the discussion will be to provide updated information about the Peoria Connection proposal submitted by NTED and additional information related to the Langston University proposal and others which directly impact the north Tulsa community. An additional goal of the meeting is to enlist support from the community, as we strive to "Rebuild North Tulsa One project at a Time.


Serving as Facilitator will be Dr. Earl Mitchell. Other individuals will be available to respond to questions. The focused discussion will be related to north Tulsa Vision 2025. Guest presenters will be provided 3-5 minutes for opening remarks, prior to taking questions from those in attendance.


The focused dialogue will be related to Vision 2025 projects on the ballot for north Tulsa and how the community can build a sustainable North Tulsa community through fostering collaborative public/private investments in north Tulsa.


The outcome anticipated is that we will be able to view the priorities selected and collectively support efforts to build brighter futures for residents in the north Tulsa community, thereby benefiting all of Tulsa. The ultimate objectives will be to share how we can work together to ensure that north Tulsa is recognized as a premier destination point in the state of Oklahoma.

Get Involved with North Tulsa Economic Development Initiatives

NTEDi is a non-profit organization recognized in the State of Oklahoma; an organization desiring to expand its influence in support of the low income underserved north Tulsa Community. However, in an effort to expand our ability to positively impact the community and Tulsa as a whole we found it necessary to seek non-profit 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.

Economic Development via a public/private partnership (corporation) to ‘Rebuilding North Tulsa one project at a time’. One aspect of the program is to provide a vehicle to create, attract, retain, and expand business,which is primarily carried out through various initiatives listed below:

  • A Business and Retail initiative focused primarily on supporting and developing a vehicle to promote new retail and commercial spaec in north Tulsa.
  • A Housing/Homeownership initiative focused on creating a safe environment for community and Economic Development resulting in improved neighborhood housing.
  • A Marketing and Communication plan to increase the awareness of Tulsa citizens, businesses, developers and investors of the potential that exists in north Tulsa. This is being accomplished via the NTEDi web site, seed money secured from donors and sponsors, members attending marketing seminars to aid in the promotion of the community.
  • Education is one of the key factors that has a significant impact in lifting the citizens of the North Tulsa Community. NTEDi is partnering with Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Public Schools, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce to enhance the educational experience for our youth and families through collaboration with Higher Education Institutions.
  • The development of the workforce in the north Tulsa Community is paramount to the success and sustainability of the area. NTEDi will partner with organizations such as the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce to reduce unemployment in the region by attracting, developing, recruiting minority engineers, and other professional skilled trades.

NTEDi Membership Requirements

All members are required to pay individual annual membership dues of $25.00, small business $75.00, non-profit organization dues in the amount of $125.00 or larger business membership dues of $250.00. Members who have not paid the applicable membership dues and/or have not been attending meetings will not be listed on NTEDi voting roster. NTEDi regularly scheduled meeting are held the second Monday of each month at the Tulsa Technology Center North Campus.

Membership dues are for 12 months and effective at the time payment is received. We look forward to your  and/or the organizations membership in NTEDi, an organization focused on providing support to  community based economic development endeavors and building healthy communities.

Pictured, Turner Goodrum

Bobby Burnett

Mareo Johnson

Councilor Jack Henderson

Darlene Carroll

Ken Yazel, Counter Assessor 

Dr. Lana Turner-Addison

Dr. Joyce McCLellan


NTEDi is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for families in north Tulsa. It is important that we work together and do more to help support the continued development of the north Tulsa community. NTEDi members have worked for more than eight years to design and support revitalization plans for the north Tulsa and the Tulsa community. NTEDi invites you to join us in our efforts, by becoming a member. Please consider membership with us, membership fee for individuals is $25.00 a year.