Cornett is the first Oklahoma City mayor to ever receive the honor. The award was presented by the Mayor’s Council of Oklahoma during the annual Oklahoma Municipal League conference.
Cornett was elected as OKC’s mayor in February 2004 and then won re-election in 2006 and 2010. He is seeking a fourth term against Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid. The primary election is scheduled for March 4.
Other metro area mayors nominated for the award were Jack Fry of Midwest City, Patrick Woolley of Warr Acres and Matt White of El Reno.