Jim Couch, Leslie Batchelor and Mark Beffort are being recognized for their work in the development of OKC.
“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”
This year’s Urban Pioneer Award honors years of work by Lyric Theatre’s managing director Paula Stover.
Work continues on a senior wellness center and a public park in Oklahoma City, both MAPS 3 projects.