Cherokee Nation gives $10K to Bartlesville Tower Center at Unity Square project
From left to right are Bartlesville Vice Mayor Alan Gentges, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Tribal Councilor Dora Patzkowski, Bartlesville City Councilor Jim Curd and Bartlesville City Manager Mike Bailey. COURTESY
BARTLESVILLE – Cherokee Nation officials recently contributed $10,000 to the Tower Center at Unity Square project in Bartlesville.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Councilor Dora Patzkowski, who represents the tribe’s Dist. 12 citizens in and around Bartlesville, visited with city leaders on Jan. 27 and presented the contribution.
“The Tower Center at Unity Square project in Bartlesville is a great example of forward-thinking progress being made throughout the Cherokee Nation,” Hoskin said. “The citizens of Bartlesville, many of them Cherokee, approved of this green space project, and I believe they will reap the rewards of this space for generations to come.”
The Tower Center at Unity Square project is in downtown Bartlesville between the Bartlesville Community Center and Price Tower, near Sixth Street and Dewey Avenue. The space is being designed for the community and visitors to enjoy art, music and other local events.
“As a tribal councilor, I’m always listening to our Cherokee citizens and how they hope to see the Cherokee Nation continue to partner with our great community friends,” Patzkowski said. “This city of Bartlesville project will be a welcome site to the Bartlesville community, not just for Cherokee citizens, but for everyone. I am proud we can partner in this wonderful effort.”
Completion of the Bartlesville city project is expected later this year.
“We’re very grateful to the Cherokee Nation for their contribution to the Tower Center at Unity Square project,” said Bartlesville Vice Mayor Alan Gentges. “We look forward to working with the tribe and including them in events at the community square in the future.”
Donations made through the CN special projects fund are selected by tribal councilors with the approval of Hoskin.