City Councilor Elected 1st Black Mayor Of Edmond

Wednesday, April 7th 2021, 7:35 pm
By: Anjelicia Bruton

EDMOND, Okla. -

A familiar face around Edmond is taking on a new title as mayor. City Councilor Darrell Davis defeated Nathan Walters with over 60% of the votes. He will be the first African American to hold the position.

After serving as city councilor for about 10 years, Davis will be taking on a new venture.

Davis is a man of many hats and titles. He has dedicated decades to serving the people of Edmond as a city councilman, a member of the capital improvement program and a member of the parks and recreation board.

He said one of his biggest accomplishments was investing in the beautification of Edmond with parks and trails. Davis said as the first Black mayor he hopes this inspires others to go after anything they want in life.

“It's a great opportunity. It's an opportunity also to show the people of Edmond and future people that want to move here and the children of Edmond that you have opportunity here,” Davis said. “That if you work and if you have a dream you can accomplish it.”

Davis said he saw Mayor Dan O'Neil's empty seat as a way to continue growth in the city. He plans on creating projects to bring more people to the area to live and visit.

Davis will be sworn in on May 3.