Derrick A. Reed

Derrick A. Reed
City Council Member
Derrick A. Reed is a true " Okie From Muskogee" was born in Muskogee, Ok on August 22, 1972. Derrick is an only child, reared in a single parent home. Derrick was educated in the Muskogee Public School system, Graduated from Muskogee High School in May 1990.

Derrick A. Reed first joined the NAACP in 1988. In that year, he was elected the Muskogee NAACP Youth Council President. He served as youth council president until he went off to college at Langston University. While at Langston University, Derrick rallied classmates together and started back up the Langston NAACP College Chapter. Derrick was also elected as the Langston University College Chapter President in 1990.

Over the last 20 years, Derrick's leadership in the NAACP has given him the task to serve in the following state positions: Oklahoma NAACP State Conference Youth and College Division President and Oklahoma NAACP State Conference Youth and College Division Youth Advisor.

In 1988 Derrick was elected the NAACP Youth Council President in Muskogee, Ok and in 2008 he was elected the Muskogee NAACP Adult Branch President.

Aside from his work as a community activist, Derrick A. Reed is also the Radio Host and Producer of a weekly gospel music radio show called the Joy In The Morning Gospel Show, heard each Sunday Morning on KTFX FM 101.7FM live from Downtown Muskogee. He has hosted this weekly radio show every Sunday Morning for the past 20 years.

Derrick A. Reed moved back to Muskogee 2 years ago when his full time job as a Master Control Operator for the National TV Guide, TV Channel, in the Tulsa, Ok was outsourced. He came back to the home town and set-up a full time office for the NAACP in the Historic Martin Luther King Center. Since moving into the King Center, Derrick as serves as the Director for the Martin Luther King After- School Program and Co-Director for Night Hoops Summer Program.

Other Civic involvement includes: Board Of Director Member for the Muskogee Red Cross; Board Of Director Member for Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, Program Director for Muskogee Christian Minister Union. City Of Muskogee Foundation Board Member.

Member of the historic Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Derrick A. Reed motto in life is "If It's Going To Be, It's Up To Me."

Ivory Vann

Ivory Vann, City Council Member

Ivory Vann
City Council Member
Ivory Vann was born in Muskogee, Ok in 1957. He attended Wheatly Elementary, Edison Elementary, Alice Robertson Junior High, Muskogee High School, then Oklahoma State University, where he received a degree in plumbing and pipefitting. In his career, he worked for Garrett Plumbing, Muskogee Regional Medical Center, and Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific, and remains a city and state licensed plumber.

Ivory is married to Edith Vann, who is from the country of Peru. Ivory has four children; daughters Jacqueline and Shabriel Vann, sons Ivory A. Vann and Michael Vann. Ivory is a member of Rayfield Baptist Church where he serves on the Usher Board, sings with the Brother’s in Christ Choir, and serves on the Pastor’s Aid Committee. Ivory is a state delegate for the Democratic Party. He is also a member of Muskogee’s Rotary Club where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is President of the Robison Park Community Association. Robison Park is a newly built park that serves the southeast side of Muskogee, which boasts a splash pad, basketball court, baseball field, playground, picnic shelter, walking trail, pond, exercise stations, and a soccer field.

Ivory’s hobbies include fishing and traveling internationally.

Ivory’s main goal is to listen to his constituents.

Ivory’s Motto:
If I can help somebody as I pass this way, my living will not be in vain. Always give God the glory and life will be so much easier.

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