ABOUT YOUR MAYOR
City Councilor Marlon Coleman became Mayor-Elect of the City of Muskogee on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 after a run-off election for the seat. Coleman received 59.15% of the vote. Mayor-Elect Coleman will be the 50th individual and the first African American to hold the office of Mayor in Muskogee.
“My campaign platform and plan for the future is HOPE for Muskogee,” said Coleman. “I believe that Muskogee is too big to dream small. The goal for Muskogee is to be a place for us to live, work, and play,” Coleman expressed with an emphasis on hope and growth.
“That means improved and maintained infrastructure, more housing options for families, better partnerships between the city and public schools, plus better nightlife and entertainment options. We don’t want people to just work in Muskogee, we want people to enjoy Muskogee.”
Coleman has lived in Muskogee for the last ten years and served on the City Council since 2014.
“I want to improve the image of Muskogee. That means a cleaner Muskogee with repairing and renovating structures that can be saved and eliminating eyesores. The problems Muskogee faces are nearly 100 years in the making and they won’t be fixed overnight but I am determined to lay a process for change and chart the course toward HOPE so that future generations of Muskogee residents can be proud to call our city home,” Coleman stated.
Coleman was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He pursued his education receiving his Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Coleman worked for the United States Department of Agriculture and the Veterans Health Administration in administrative and financial management for 22 years.
Coleman took an early retirement to spend more time working in the community. During this time he has been an active participant in Muskogee serving on numerous boards and committees in addition to his service on the City Council. Marlon is also the Pastor of Muskogee’s Temple of Hope Church.
Mayor Coleman was sworn into office on Monday, July 6, 2020.