Covers Revisited: Ginny Creveling, January 2006
When Ginny Creveling, TulsaPeople’s 2006 Tulsan of the Year, talks about the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, she exudes enthusiasm.
When Ginny Creveling, TulsaPeople’s 2006 Tulsan of the Year, talks about the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, she exudes enthusiasm. For good reasons.
In 2004, the Tulsa Chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice was one of several U.S. cities slated to lose its office due to the national organization’s impending financial collapse.
Board Chairwoman Creveling and other leaders succeeded in saving the Tulsa chapter as the first to separate from the national organization.
Today, OCCJ stands strong. It has expanded into Oklahoma City and established a continual priority of identifying young emerging leaders to cultivate OCCJ’s mission and work.
A naturalized American citizen born in Manila, Philippines, Creveling has lived here since 1970. “I truly love Tulsa,” she says, “and what I love most is Tulsa’s driving priorities today seem to be about giving our kids reasons to stay here.”
Creveling retired in 2012, when her mother came to live with her. These days she is on the road a lot visiting children, grandchildren and siblings. “But I love and appreciate a big family of girlfriends in Tulsa,” she says. “I have people I love, and people who love me back. I am so blessed.”