Michael Willis was elected Tulsa County Clerk on June 28, 2016 and took office in January 2017. He was born in Tulsa and grew up in West Tulsa and Sapulpa. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration, and later earned a Master of Public Administration also from the University of Oklahoma.
Prior to running for County Clerk, Michael served Tulsa County as Chief Deputy County Commissioner and Public Information Officer for nearly seven years.
Michael’s previous experience is grounded in both the private and public sectors as he worked at the City of Tulsa Mayor’s Office as the Director of Government Relations and later at a local public relations and management consulting firm where he served a variety of clients in different practice areas.
Michael is involved heavily in the Tulsa Community. He volunteers time as a Reserve Police Officer for the Tulsa Police Department, is a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, Leadership Tulsa, Tulsa’s Young Professionals, serves on other boards including that of the Tulsa Sports Commission, the TPD Foundation, INCOG and Friends of The MET, and has served on several other community and non-profit boards over the years.
He has also volunteered his service at the state level serving as an appointee of Governor Mary Fallin on the Board of Directors for the Office of Juvenile Affairs from 2014 until October 2016.
Michael and his wife Marcie live in West Tulsa with their two children. They are members of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church where Michael serves as an usher.
Michael is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.