Yukon Assistant City Manager Receives State-Wide Award - City of Yukon

Yukon Assistant City Manager Receives State-Wide Award

Posted by City of Yukon on 09/15/2017

Tammy Kretchmar (Right) stands with Tom Rider (Left), son of Don Rider, shortly after receiving the Don Rider Award.Tammy Kretchmar (Right) stands with Tom Rider (Left), son of Don Rider, shortly after receiving the Don Rider Award.

The City of Yukon is proud to announce that its own Assistant City Manager, Tammy Kretchmar, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Don Rider Award from the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML).  The 2017 Don Rider Award was presented on September 14 during the OML Conference Awards Banquet in Tulsa.

The Don Rider Award was first established in 1988 recognizing outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to their community, as well as their profession, through personal growth and involvement.  Kretchmar’s involvement in the Yukon community and demonstration of leadership played a vital role in earning this award. 

Many city employees noticed Kretchmar’s exemplary leadership in late 2015, when Kretchmar was named Acting City Manager. She remained transparent and open while having to make many tough decisions.  Her calm demeanor, honesty and welcome of input from employees could not go unnoticed.

“During a very difficult time, Tammy' s leadership shined brighter than ever before. Without hesitation, Tammy immediately took charge of sorting through the chaos she was handed.  In my opinion, not being afraid, intimidated and leading by example makes Tammy the perfect recipient of the Don Rider Award.” said Candy Schwarz, Yukon Court Clerk.

Kretchmar’s fingerprints can be found in various aspects of the City, from the eye-catching welcome signs along Main Street all the way to one of Yukon’s newest events, Rock the Route.  She is also involved in several organizations, such as the INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Foundation Board, Yukon Chamber of Commerce Board, Board of Directors for Canadian County United Way, International Council of Shopping Centers, International City/County Management Association, and a board member and past president of Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country Marketing Association.  Kretchmar has dedicated over 20 years of service to the Yukon community.

“She won’t take credit for them, but a lot of the things that make Yukon a great community happen under her direction,” said Jenna Roberson, Public Information Officer. “Yukon is a better place because of her.”

Tammy Kretchmar is one of Yukon’s best employees. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-354-1895.