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Marcia Bruno-Todd

Healthy disrupter. Boricua. Community-oriented. These are the three descriptors that best encapsulate Marcia Bruno-Todd, the director of programs and community impact at Leadership Tulsa.  Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Bruno-Todd moved to Lawton in her pre-school years. After graduating from Oklahoma State University and receiving her Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University, Bruno-Todd worked in a variety of...

Where the Quips Come Quick

The comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? has familiarized American and British TV viewers with improvisational theater over the years. For an in-person experience, you can find equally quick wits and responses at improv shows in Oklahoma’s largest cities. Usually, the TV show is driven by a suggestion. For example: “What’s really going through the president’s mind during cabinet meetings?” “‘There...

Heeding the Call to Serve

The line of cars started just beyond Tulsa’s Garnett Road. It was a balmy Tuesday in early April, and Jeff Marlow couldn’t figure out why one lane of East 31st Street was jammed with idling cars. Finally, driving his loaded truck past, Marlow realized that they were waiting in line for the meals he was bringing. Hunger is no stranger...

Plants and Partnerships

Community gardens offer more than a bounty of fruits and vegetables. They also produce a sense of belonging for neighbors, an appreciation of nature for students, and partnerships between civic organizations and groups. Oklahoma has a range of such gardens, from spaces at schools and plots in parks to neighborhood farms. They are used for educational purposes, business opportunities, community...

Upgrades and Makeovers

Thanks to voters’ passing the Improve Our Tulsa package in November, the city will get some nuts-and-bolts makeovers this year. “Improve Our Tulsa is the main funding source for core city services, including street maintenance, improvements at city facilities, even police and fire services,” says Chris Wylie, vice president of communications with the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The funding package...