Aug. 13, 2020
Cody Boyd announced Thursday his candidacy for Edmond City Council Ward 3, which includes much of southern Edmond west of I-35. Current Ward 3 Councilmember Darrell Davis recently announced his intention to run for mayor, which will leave the council seat open.
“My neighbor from a few streets away, Councilmember Davis, has been a great advocate for progress in Edmond during his time on the city council and will make a great mayor,” Boyd said. “We have some forward-thinking folks in our local government and I’d like to work with them on building modern public infrastructure, supporting strong neighborhoods, attracting new families, and thinking big about growing our city’s economy and sales tax base.”
Boyd and his wife Alexandria live in the Ripple Creek neighborhood in southwestern Edmond and have one son, a dog and a cat.
“In 2013, we bought our home in the same middle-class neighborhood my wife Alex grew up in, and we love living here,” Boyd said. “Edmond is a great place, and I want to help us be the best we can possibly be.”
Since 2016, Boyd has served on the Edmond Public Transportation Committee, which provides oversight and makes recommendations to the city council on Edmond’s Citylink public transit service as well as shared mobility, like Lime scooters. He was appointed in 2015 to the Edmond Capital Improvement Advisory Task Force, which provided recommendations for infrastructure and quality-of-life projects to be funded through a sales tax extension.
Boyd is currently the president of the Ripple Creek Neighborhood Association and previously served as its treasurer.
Since 2012, Boyd has worked for the state at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. 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. Boyd has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
He is an active member of the The Springs Church of Christ and volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Oklahoma Chapter.
Other memberships include Edmond Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Edmond Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Ripple Creek Neighborhood Association, Oklahoma Public Employees Association, Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, and Chandler High School Alumni Association.
Boyd is a native of Chandler and a proud product of Oklahoma’s public schools.
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