In the midst of this drought, a flood control project is dedicated in memory of a former Tulsa City Councilor. Today, the mayor and other city officials honored the late Dennis Troyer at a large stormwater detention facility in the 6th District. His widow, Nancy, was on hand for the ceremony. She says he would be very proud of this gesture from the city he loved.
Until the city embarked on a massive flood control effort, District 6, which includes the Mingo Creek basin, frequently suffered devastating flooding. Troyer, who served on the Council from 2006 to 2009, died unexpectedly in 2010.