Wilburton is a vibrant community, with an opportunistic spirit like no other. From its people, to its landscape, we truly reside in the most beautiful place in Oklahoma. We are a college town, with one of the most gorgeous state parks just five miles up the road. Many people from all walks of life come here to live, work and raise a family. On Friday nights in the fall, you can find many of us in our purple and white, seated about the fifty yard line, cheering our Diggers to victory, or watching Mountaineer hoops at EOSC. You are always greeted with a warm welcome, and a smile. We truly strive to be that "shining city on a hill", or in our case "in the valley". If you are looking for a great place to live, start a business, or vacation, Wilburton is a great choice for you and your family. Wilburton hosts a fine public school system, as well as one of the largest junior colleges in the state. I hope that you come visit us here at the gateway to southeast Oklahoma.
Mayor Stephen C. Brinlee was elected April 7th, 2007 at the age of 22 years making him the youngest Mayor in the State of Oklahoma at that time. Mayor Brinlee was born and raised in Wilburton graduating from Wilburton High School in 2003 and Eastern Oklahoma State College in 2005 and 2010 with degrees in Music Education and Criminal Justice.
Mayor Brinlee is a full-time Mayor who guides and directs all aspects of the municipal government on a daily basis. His duties include fiscal and employee management, addressing public concerns, and chairing the Wilburton Public Works Authority board where he oversees it's daily operations. Mayor Brinlee presents an annual budget for all city and public works departments to the governing body each fiscal year, and sees that the budget is carried out in accordance to the wishes of the city council and the Oklahoma Municipal Budget Act. The Mayor works closely with all other elected city officials and employees to insure that the city's operation run smoothly. The Mayor is also available as his schedule permits to visit or speak to your club or organization, just contact us!
Mayor Brinlee is active in the community, serving as a board of director for Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Conference Of Mayor's, Kiamichi RC&D, Wilburton Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni Association, Wilburton High School Alumni Association and a past chairman of the Latimer County Democratic Party.