March 18, 2024

Meet Community Leader Daquet Wilson

Pictured left to right: Gretchen Amoja Mudoga, Eugene Harris and Daquet Wilson.

For the members of the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Community Working Group, the neighborhood is a symbol of pride, refuge and unwavering perseverance. 

We connected with Daquet Wilson, a North Tulsa resident and dedicated member of the Community Working Group, to learn more about what it means to Greenwood residents to be a part of the planning process.

How have you been involved in efforts related to the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan? 

I have been a part of the listening sessions, working groups with the Opportunity Accelerator and the field trip to New Orleans to visit other successful Community Development Corporations. I am excited to replicate that effort here in Tulsa. 

A key driving force of the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan is community and collaboration with PartnerTulsa and the City. What has it been like to be a part of the planning process?

It’s been eye-opening to see and witness up close what goes into creating large-scale change like the strategies outlined in the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan, and an honor to actually be a part of that change. Having a seat at the table, even if it is a small seat, allows me to feel engaged and knowledgeable about what is to come in my community. Far too often the residents are the last to know what new changes are taking place. While I may not be able to fully benefit from all the changes, it still gives me comfort that perhaps my son and the generations to come, will.

What is your idea of legacy? What are your hopes for North Tulsa’s future? 

My idea of legacy includes building something for the generations coming. Legacy is more than money, it’s having access to better yourself, and it’s breaking down and eliminating the social determinants of health that severely impact the entire population of North Tulsa. My hope for North Tulsa is that we move forward towards improvement and having equal access across all sectors of the city.