Mick Cornett

Mick Cornett

Mick Cornett was Oklahoma City's longest-serving mayor from 2004 to 2018. He is the author of the book, The Next American City. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Terri, three sons, and a growing family of sixth- and seventh-generation Oklahomans.

The Comeback of the Mid-Sized American City

A generation ago, places like Oklahoma City felt as if they were in a permanent state of decline, says its longtime mayor. Here’s why people are coming back.