For Immediate Release
Nov. 13, 2019
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Okmulgee Creek Indian Community to build new community center
New location north of tribal complex near Housing Division
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A dreary and rainy Thursday afternoon would not stop elected officials and Okmulgee community members from having a groundbreaking ceremony for a new community center on Nov. 7, in Okmulgee.
“We moved it indoors,” Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Construction Director Steven Emerson said. “We were going to have a ceremony regardless.”
Okmulgee Community Center Vice-Chairperson Rosanna Bear said the new community center was a long time coming.
“Finally,” Bear said. “It has been several Chair (persons) who have had a hand in this new center. Five or six chairpersons.”
The design and layout of the building will be the same as the Hanna Community Center, and Tribal Construction says other future community centers will utilize this standard design.
MCN Principal Chief James Floyd congratulated the members on the new center.
“We are very pleased that we could have this groundbreaking,” Floyd said. “It is long overdue.
Floyd and Emerson both have thanked the MCN National Council for the appropriations to get the new building.
“We can begin construction on it (new community center),” Floyd said.