Proposed executive session for the purpose of conferring on matters pertaining to economic development, including the transfer of property, financing, or the creation of a proposal to entice a business to remain or to locate within the North Tulsa area, where public disclosure of the matter discussed would interfere with the development of products or services or would violate the confidentiality of the business, pursuant to Title 25, Section 307(C)(10) of the Oklahoma Statutes.
Next Monthly Meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2021
"Rebuilding North Tulsa
One Project at a Time"
Greenwood Art Project - NTEDi' Honoring Simon Berry
Black Wall Street Heritage Parade May 29, 2021
TULSA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (NTEDi) is proud to Honor the Legacy of
Black Wall Street Entrepreneur & Trailblazer on Greenwood, Tulsa,
Simon Berry (July 6, 1890 – Unknown)
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:
June 19, 2020 (Lets Talk About History, Experience, Current Events)
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.
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 $50.00 a year.
I was created in you.
It is also true
That you were created for me.
I owned your voice.
It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.
Your arms were molded
Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.
The scent of your body was the air
Perfumed for me to breathe.
During those early, dearest days
I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.
Time passed steadily and drew us apart.
I was unwilling.
I feared if I let you go
You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever.
That one day you would have to stand
And where would I be?
You smiled again.
I did not.
Without warning you left me,
But you returned immediately.
You left again and returned,
I admit, quickly,
But relief did not rest with me easily.
You left again, but again returned.
You left again, but again returned.
Each time you reentered my world
You brought assurance.
Slowly I gained confidence.
You thought you know me,
But I did know you,
You thought you were watching me,
But I did hold you securely in my sight,
Recording every moment,
Memorizing your smiles, tracing your frowns.
In your absence
I rehearsed you,
The way you had of singing
On a breeze,
While a sob lay
At the root of your song.
The way you posed your head
So that the light could caress your face
When you put your fingers on my hand
And your hand on my arm,
I was blessed with a sense of health,
Of strength and very good fortune.
You were always
the heart of happiness to me,
Bringing nougats of glee,
Sweets of open laughter.
During the years when you knew nothing
And I knew everything, I loved you still.
Condescendingly of course,
From my high perch
Of teenage wisdom.
I grew older and
Was stunned to find
How much knowledge you had gleaned.
And so quickly.
Mother, I have learned enough now
To know I have learned nearly nothing.
On this day
When mothers are being honored,
Let me thank you
That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery
Did not bring you to
Discard me like a broken doll
Which had lost its favor.
I thank you that
You still find something in me
To cherish, to admire and to love.
I thank you, Mother.
I love you.