City Council

Under the provisions of the City Charter, and subject only to the limitations imposed by the Oklahoma constitution, State Law, and City Charter, the City Council enacts local legislation, adopts the annual operating budget, and sets policy.

The Mayor and Council appoint a professional City Manager to carry out the day-to-day operations, in accordance with the Statutory Council/Manager form of government.

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at Blackwell City Hall. Meetings start at 6:00 pm. All City Council meetings are open to the public.

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Blackwell City Council is composed of the Mayor who is elected at-large and a Council member for each of our four Wards. All council positions are elected to a three-year term by the qualified voters of the City of Blackwell.

Under the provisions of the City Charter, and subject only to the limitations imposed by the Oklahoma constitution, State Law, and City Charter, the City Council enacts local legislation, adopts the annual operating budget, and sets policy.

The Mayor and Council appoint a professional City Manager to carry out the day-to-day operations, in accordance with the Statutory Council/Manager form of government.

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at Blackwell City Hall. Meetings start at 6:00 pm. All City Council meetings are open to the public.

Mayor: TJ Greenfield

Ward 1: Richard Braden

Ward 2:Vice Mayor: Jon Webb

Ward 3: Robert Husted

Ward 4: Chad Shepherd

City of Blackwell
PO Box 350
Blackwell, OK 74631

Administration: (580) 363-7250
Fax: (580) 363-5527

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City Mayor
Jon Webb

Jon Webb was elected to the City Council for Blackwell, Oklahoma in April, 2013. He serves as Councilman over Ward 2. Jon is serving his second term.

He was raised in Blackwell, graduating with the class of 1961. Later he attended one year at Okmulgee Tech, then joined the U.S. Navy for 4 years. After discharge he worked overseas for Philco-Ford.

Coming back to further his education he attended NOC from 1969 to 1971. There he met and married his wife Marsha. He hired on with Xerox Corp, after graduation working for them for 23 years. He took an early retirement and helped Marsha operate Webb Cleaning for a few years. Opportunity came to buy the lock shop in 2004 which he currently runs.

Jon is the father of 3 children, Christa Short of Cushing (with 5 grandchildren), Adam Webb of Owasso (with 1 grandchild) and David Webb of Blackwell (with 4 grandchildren).

Term Expires 2022

WARD 1

Richard Braden

Richard Huston Braden was elected to the City Council for Blackwell, Oklahoma. He serves as Councilman over Ward 1.

In 1992 I moved from Phoenix, Arizona, where I grew up, to Blackwell to work for my cousin in a local landscaping business. Soon after moving to Blackwell I met Lori Cooper and began attending Oklahoma State University. When my cousin left the landscaping company and moved out of state, I focused on school and work. My part time jobs included working at Ken’s Auto, Domino’s Pizza and helping my future father-in-law, Richard Cooper, in his roofing business.

In 1995 Lori and I married and moved in to our first home on West Blackwell. In 1997, our daughter Madalyn was born, and I graduated from Oklahoma State University. With OSU behind me I started working for Keathly’s Nursery in Ponca City doing everything from digging holes, operating equipment, driving a tree spade and designing landscapes. After almost 5 years with Keathly’s, I decided to work closer to home and became a Real Estate Appraiser in 2002. In 2004 Lori, Madalyn and I made a move to the home that my grandfather built in the 1950’s. In 2005 another child James Cooper Braden was born.

Although I didn’t grow up in Blackwell, I was raised with a strong sense of Blackwell as a community of fine people dedicated to making their town an outstanding place to live. My great grandparents, Harry and Kittie Huston and H.S. and Pauline Gurley, raised seven children here. My grandparents and my mother were raised in Blackwell. When I married Lori, I added the Coopers, Richard and Barbara, to my family and their history of our town. I am proud of this legacy.

Blackwell has become my home and given me a family, new friendships and a connection to my family history. I grew up in a large city, but after living in Blackwell for the last 23 years, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I want to live here and raise my family. All of these things have driven me to become an active member of the community. I am currently serving on the City Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. I play an active role with my children and am currently the Treasurer for the Blackwell Baseball Association.

I offer my talents, my dedication and my ability to work hard to the job of city commissioner. I believe I can be a positive bridge from old to new. I have worked hard as a manual laborer, digging hundreds of holes and pouring tar on new roofs. I’ve delivered pizza door to door. On the other hand, I have supervised large landscaping jobs, and I have my own business as a real estate appraiser in Blackwell. All kinds of people from all walks of life have helped me. I am willing and able to return the support, kindnesses, experience and sense of community that the people of Blackwell have given to me. The job as city commissioner will give me that chance.

WARD 2
Karey Henderson

Karey was sworn into the Blackwell City Council in August 2022

WARD 3
Robert Husted

Robert Husted was sworn in as Ward 3 Councilman in April 2021

WARD 4
Chad Shepherd

Chad Shepherd was sworn in as Ward 4 Councilman in April 2021