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February 9th

About Cody

Cody Boyd is a new generation candidate running to represent the people of Ward 3 on the Edmond City Council. Cody is ready to bring his experience in state government, new ideas and fresh energy to the city council and work with the community to build modern public infrastructure, support strong neighborhoods and working families, and think big about growing our city’s economy and sales tax base.

Cody grew up in Chandler and is a lifelong resident of central Oklahoma. He and his wife Alexandria have lived in Ripple Creek, the same middle-class neighborhood in southwestern Edmond that Alex grew up in, since 2013. They have one son, a dog, and a cat, and love their neighborhood and city. Cody serves as president of the Ripple Creek Neighborhood Association and previously served three years as treasurer. 

Hands on Experience

Cody’s city government involvement began in 2015, when he was one of the youngest members appointed to the Edmond Capital Improvement Advisory Task Force, which provided recommendations for infrastructure and quality-of-life projects to be funded through extension of an existing sales tax. 

A Vision for Tomorrow

Since 2016, Cody has served on the Edmond Public Transportation Committee, which provides oversight and makes recommendations to the city council on our Citylink public transit service as well as shared mobility, including Lime scooters.

Cody works at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, where he does communications, social media, customer service and research. His previous experience in state government includes working as an intern and then a legislative assistant for several legislators from both parties at the Oklahoma House of Representatives and managing a state senate campaign. He’s also worked at an oil and gas company and a propane delivery company.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on public policy from the University of Oklahoma, which Cody earned while working full time at ODOT.

Community InvolvEment
& memberships

Cody has spent years helping push our community forward. These are his membership and community involvement highlights.

  • The Springs Church of Christ 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Oklahoma Chapter
  • Edmond Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals
  • Edmond Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Ripple Creek Neighborhood Association
  • Urban Land Institute, Oklahoma Chapter
  • Oklahoma Public Employees Association
  • Oklahoma State University Alumni Association
  • Chandler High School Alumni Association

Edmond Ward 3

Priority 1

Constituent Services

Cody believes every elected officials’ No 1. job should be providing excellent service to the people they represent. Whether it’s a problem with a city department, a need in your neighborhood, or an inquiry about a contentious issue, Cody will work to address your questions and concerns or get you in touch with the right people who can. He’s been serving Oklahomans his entire career, and Cody will do his best to address your concerns no matter where you live or who you vote for. 

Modern Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation and mobility are typically among the top concerns of Edmondites. Cody will bring his expertise in transportation to advocate for modern mobility solutions that include safe streets, traffic management technology, sidewalks, bike routes, and public transit. He supports visionary ideas like modernizing Broadway, accelerating the remaining phase of Covell Rd. widening, partnering with the state to realize the full potential of the I-35 corridor and working with the Regional Transportation Authority to bring commuter rail and coordinated public transit to the metro area.

Priority 2

Priority 3

Economic Development and Diversity

Cody is a middle-class candidate who is used to working 50+ hours a week to support his family, and believes that government should work just as hard for all of its citizens. Beating COVID-19 while supporting our local businesses is one of the greatest challenges our generation has faced, and Cody believes that Edmond’s government and business community must work together to weather the storm while thinking big about bringing new jobs and economic growth. Cody supports investment in infrastructure and careful use of economic development incentives to keep jobs in Edmond and recruit new businesses and amenities that benefit everyone. This must include a greater emphasis on promoting Arcadia Lake and Route 66 tourism.

Supporting Strong Neighborhoods

Great neighborhoods make great cities, and Edmond needs safe and vibrant neighborhoods that are built for people and families, not just cars. Our neighborhoods need modern streets, sidewalks, streetlights, greenspaces, access to commerce and the resources to create their own unique identities. Cody wants Edmond to be a front porch community rather than a bedroom community, and a place where neighbors know and take care of each other. He will work with neighborhood groups and the best minds on affordable housing, parks and recreation, and smart development.

Priority 4

Priority 5

Partnering for Better
Public Education and Health Care

A proud product of Oklahoma’s public schools, Cody has many educators in his family including his wife Alex, who began her career at Edmond Public Schools. He will work closely with Edmond’s public schools, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Christian University to make sure they always have a seat at the table in planning for the city’s future.

Cody also wants to foster community partnerships to ensure that everyone in Edmond has access to excellent health care. He will advocate for mental health solutions in policing and bringing public transit service to the growing medical district on I-35.

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Elect Boyd for Edmond 2021