Mayor of Muskogee, John Tyler Hammons visited the Warner Campus and addressed the Presidents Leadership Class on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Hammons is the 47th and current mayor of Muskogee. He was first elected in 2008 at just 19 years old and a freshman at the University of Oklahoma.
Hammons is among the youngest mayors in United States History and is youngest Mayor in Muskogee History. Hammons brought great energy and advice to the PLC class by saying, “you not only have to believe in your goals, you have to believe in yourself.” He addressed topics on leadership, priorities, time management, a life in the spotlight, and how he achieved so much in so little time. “The students seemed to relate to Mayor Hammons,” stated PLC Advisor, Lyndsey Sharp. “They were intrigued and encouraged that someone not much older than them had accomplished so much.” President Faltyn believes that Mayor Hammons is an excellent example for the students. “He is living proof that ambition, perseverance and character can be used in a positive way by serving the people.”
“You not only have to believe in your goals , you have to believe in yourself.”
– Mayor Hammons