Cody Boyd Ward 3 City Council https://boydforedmond.com Boyd For Edmond Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:39:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.1 https://boydforedmond.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cropped-FAVICON-1-32x32.png Cody Boyd Ward 3 City Council https://boydforedmond.com 32 32 Meet the Candidates: Ward 3 – The Edmond Way https://boydforedmond.com/index.php/2021/02/04/meet-the-candidates-ward-3-the-edmond-way/ https://boydforedmond.com/index.php/2021/02/04/meet-the-candidates-ward-3-the-edmond-way/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:25:42 +0000 https://boydforedmond.com/?p=24848 Meet the Candidates: Ward 3 – The Edmond Way Read More »

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Boyd grew up in Chandler and moved to Edmond in 2013. One of the areas he wants to focus on is economic growth.

“I think Edmond should compete with Norman and should compete with Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow for, of course, amenities, retail and dining, things that our citizens want, but we should compete for jobs,” Boyd said. “Whether that’s large corporate type jobs or other things, I think that we need to look at ways to bring business and industry here so people can live in Edmond, and they can play in Edmond, but they can also work in Edmond, and we can have jobs right here.”

Boyd said Ward 3 needs to rethink traffic to focus on reliability. He said he wants people to have a reliable estimate of how long it will take to get across town rather than clearing traffic so people can drive fast.

“That’s what highways are for,” Boyd said. “City streets serve multiple purposes, because it’s transportation, but it’s also access to business and commerce and to neighborhoods. In the area I live in, we have a lot more (of a) problem with neighborhood streets that people drive really fast down, because they’ve been conditioned that driving means going 45, 50 miles an hour in a neighborhood street. We’ve really got to bring that down and change some mindsets about that.”

The primary election is Feb. 9, with the general election to follow April 6.  Residents can only vote for the ward in which they reside in the primary, but all Edmond residents can vote for all council seats in the general election.  

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Profession/background: Boyd grew up in Chandler and has lived in Edmond with his wife, Alex, since 2013. He studied marketing and international business at OSU as an undergraduate and later earned a master’s degree in public administration at OU.

Boyd has been the public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation since 2012, according to his LinkedIn page. Before taking that job, he had a short stint at Chesapeake Energy, but he spent the early years of his career in politics. An intern for former Oklahoma House Minority Leader Rep. Danny Morgan, Boyd also worked as a legislative assistant for legislators of both parties, including former Rep. Ed Cannaday, former Rep. Steve Vaughan, Rep. Dustin Roberts (R-Durant) and Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City). He was also the campaign manager for Randy Rose, a retired firefighter who ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for Senate District 44 in 2010.

According to Boyd’s campaign website, he is involved in a number of community organizations, including The Springs Church of Christ, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Edmond Public Transportation Committee.

Platform: Boyd’s campaign website lists five top priorities: open communication and constituent services, improving Edmond’s transportation infrastructure, economic development and supporting public education and health care access.

On his campaign Facebook page, he recently posted a list of 50 ideas to improve Edmond. They range widely, from making the mayor a full-time city employee to extending bus lines to instituting an annual art contest for local students to promote good stormwater management practices.

Transportation issues figure heavily in Boyd’s campaign. He held a lengthy Facebook Live discussion on the topic in January. “Life must revolve around people, neighborhoods, and commerce, just not cars,” he wrote in another recent Facebook post.

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Boyd to seek Ward 3 seat on Edmond City Council https://boydforedmond.com/index.php/2021/02/02/announcment/ https://boydforedmond.com/index.php/2021/02/02/announcment/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:44:46 +0000 https://boydforedmond.com/?p=24839 Boyd to seek Ward 3 seat on Edmond City Council Read More »

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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.

Media Contact: Cody Boyd cboyd1987@hotmail.com

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