Yukon City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings occur in the Council Chambers of the Centennial Building, 12 S. 5th St.
Message from the Mayor
Founded in 1891 and named after the Yukon Territory of Canada, Yukon is situated on the western side of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. We are a great place to stop, shop, dine and/or attend one of our many annual festivals. Yukon, Oklahoma, has changed a lot since it began: growing and expanding into a vibrant and secure community that is a great place to live, raise a family or retire.
Yukon marks the junction of two iconic routes that Americans have long traveled in pursuit of a more rewarding future. Historic Highway 66 meets the Chisholm Trail on our Main Street in downtown. As you make the drive down Route 66, you will see the original flour mill that still claims to be "Yukon's Best" and makes us the “home of the Millers.”
We have a vibrant local business community for you to enjoy, including shops, restaurants and other great local businesses. On the west end of Yukon, you can find on Garth Brooks Boulevard – one of the fastest-growing areas in our town. You will find many businesses, including large retail such as Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Kohls, Lowes, Staples, many excellent restaurants and lodging for you if you are tired from your travels. Travel down our Main Street to find many hometown artists’ shops and locally owned eateries with outdoor dining, or step back in time and walk through our Veteran’s Museum in the heart of Downtown Yukon. There is something for everybody. We are designated a fun city for many reasons, including our great parks and recreation department, who host a multitude of activities. We are especially proud of our handicap accessible park and sports’ fields for special needs teams.
The area is also home to Integris Canadian Valley, our local hospital which is now full-service with the completion of a cath lab and a heliport. It opened in 2001, and has expanded to fit the growing needs of our community. It offers a quality of care second to none.
A calendar of our many award-winning events is available on the City of Yukon website or from the Chamber of Commerce. The Oklahoma Czech Festival, one of our biggest events, celebrates our rich Czech heritage the first weekend of October annually. Hosting more than 30,000 people for the parade, it is a day of traditional Czech songs, dance, a large parade, a carnival and special folk foods and drink.
Yukon also hosts a two-day Fourth of July celebration, which includes games, events and evening fireworks shows on two different days. The year concludes with Christmas in the Park. Here you can see millions of beautiful lights glistening every night from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. The park lights draw folks from all over the state. Yukon hosts its Senior Games every year, as well as the Chisholm Trail Festival, Rock the Route, Festival of the Child, Concerts in the Park and many other special events. Bring your family and enjoy the celebrations!
Looking forward to the future, we are carefully planning new things that will continue to keep Yukon modern and in the main stream, as well as proposing new facilities that will continue to make Yukon a destination for those special getaways for the entire family. We have a bright vision for the future.
Yukon continues to receive many accolades regarding it being one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States. People live here for all the community has to offer. We offer small-town friendliness with large-town amenities. The highly-acclaimed school system, affordable housing, a great faith-based community who are actively involved in the community and, to name our greatest resource, our citizens, are just some of the reasons why we are known as Yukon's Best!
Come, bring your family and see for yourself why my family has called Yukon home for 32 years.
Yukon Mayor and Ward 2 Councilwoman