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Interim assistant city manager named to Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials
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Interim assistant city manager named to Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials

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City Councilor Mike Burdge (from left), interim Assistant City Manager Daniel Bradley and City Attorney David Weatherford are all three now members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.

Interim Assistant City Manager Daniel Bradley has been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.

The annual induction dinner and banquet were held Thursday at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

Bradley is the fourth Sand Springs official to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 2000.

Its purpose is to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the conduct and practice of city and town government in Oklahoma.

Other Sand Springs honorees have been City Councilor Mike Burdge in 2015, City Attorney David Weatherford in 2018 and Mary Sue Overbey — who was the city’s finance director and city clerk for more than 22 years — in 2020.

Bradley began working for Sand Springs as a police officer in 1980, ultimately serving 20 years as the city’s police chief.

He was named assistant city manager in 2015 and has served in various roles in city management since then.

During his tenure with the city, Bradley has received numerous municipal honors, including for Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year.

He was named the Tulsa-Metro Police Officer of the Year and has also received commendations from such local organizations as the American Legion and the Elks Lodge.

He also was a member of the Sand Springs Rotary Club.

Bradley is a founding member of the Oklahoma Firearms Instructors Association and also portrayed a police officer in the film “The Bounty Hunter.”

City Manager Mike Carter said Bradley’s popularity in the city “comes from who he is as a person, not from the positions he has held.”

“He has always led from the front and as a servant to his people,” Carter said. “He developed his style into a positive culture, which translated into the way we serve our citizens in the same way.

“I personally have learned from him, and much of what and who I am today comes from being blessed with a mentor who took time to show me that our citizens and employees are the most important part of our mission,” he added.

“To work with such a great person has been my honor, and I will always be indebted to him.”

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