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30. The City that Lost a Million Pounds with Mick Cornett

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Today I am joined by Mick Cornett, who was the Mayor of Oklahoma City for 4 terms. One of the things about Mick that inspires me the most is how he takes big risks and embraces failure. Thanks to his mindset and leadership, Oklahoma City turned from one of the “fattest cities in the country” to one of the healthiest, and so much more.This conversation will inspire you to think bigger, take more chances, and cultivate a belief that anything is possible. HighlightsMick saw that the city was always near the bottom of the health rankings.He wanted to do something to address it and also put a positive light on the city as well as the process of losing weight and becoming fit.Mick was a huge sports fan and wanted to be a sportscaster.He was assigned to cover a city council story and fell in love with what he saw while reporting.He was inspired and eventually ran for city council.Mick realized that the entire infrastructure of Oklahoma City was built for driving. There was almost no place to be active. No walkways, no bike paths, etc.They were also one of the largest drive-thru restaurant cities in the world per capita.Oklahoma City ranked high on the list of most obese cities in the United States.Mick had gained weight while being the mayor and realized that he was an example of that obesity ranking. As he started to take control of his weight and fitness some of the problematic issues with the city’s infrastructure became clear to him.Mick believes that at some point if you want to get to the next level, you have to make a conscious decision to “step up” and make changes.Relevant LinksMicks Book - The Next American City Ted Talk -  How an obese town lost one million pounds Book recommendation - Dynasty by Jeff Benedict


15 Jul 2021

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Former OKC Mayor, Mick Cornett, on his book "The Next American City"

Smart City Policy Stories

Today, Matt sits down with former OKC Mayor, Mick Cornett, on his book "The Next American City".


7 Jul 2021

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Former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, on his book “The Next American City”

Smart City Policy Stories

Today, Matt sits down with Former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, to discuss his book "The Next American City".


10 Jun 2021

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You're Still Out Golf Podcast - Bonus Episode - Mick Cornett Interview

You're Still Out Golf Podcast

The guys interview former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett and talk about Mick's love for the game of golf, his career in public service and sports television, and everything in between after we all played a round at Twin Hills!  Great stories and insights from a man who has seen/done it all on this episode!!


15 Apr 2021

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Mick Cornett- Oklahoma's Longest Serving Mayor on the Power of Opportunity Zones

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22 Feb 2021

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Former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett

The Uncontested OKC Thunder Podcast

Jacob is joined by the former Mayor of Oklahoma City and major player in the NBA relocating to OKC, Mick Cornett to talk about Chris Paul, David Stern, OKC becoming an NBA city, Sam Presti and much more!Sign up at BetOnline.AG and use the promo code BLUEWIRE to get a 100% bonus on your first deposit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


8 Apr 2020

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Mayor Mick Cornett

Institute for Emerging Issues


6 Jul 2011