Profile for Tom Kovach
Councilmember Tom Kovach is a longtime resident of Ward 2, Councilmember Tom Kovach has lived in Norman for more than four decades and is a small business owner. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Letters. Councilmember Kovach began service on the City Council on July 1, 2008.
Ward Two includes the area east of I-35 between Robinson Street and the southern City limits, east on Robinson Street to 24th Avenue N.W. and south to Dakota and borders Berry Road on the east from Denison Street to Imhoff Road and south of Imhoff Road the eastern boundary is Chautauqua Avenue. Since the recent reapportionment of wards, his ward now includes approximately the south half of the section north of Main Street between I-35 and Berry Road with Dakota, Iowa and Denison being the northern boundary.
Councilmember Kovach understands the character and values of our community and feels preserving them requires the knowledge and experience to manage the needs of a growing city without sacrificing the countless qualities that make it such a great place to live. His many years of local involvement in a wide range of important community issues such as the Citizens Coalition on the Future of Wastewater and the Community Dialogue process, as well as his participation in the Citizens Academy, have given him the necessary background to balance those needs.
Working with people from all walks of life and helping them find solutions to problems they face is something for which Councilmember Kovach is well prepared. To bring lasting solutions on Council he believes in honesty and fairness, open and respectful communication, and a willingness to hear all sides of an issue with an open mind. He terms Norman's greatest asset to be the many citizens who give so freely of their time and energy to make this a great city.
Councilmember Kovach serves as the Council Oversight Committee and serves as Chair of the Council Finance Committee and the Business and Community Affairs Committee and serves as Chair of the Oversight Committee.
Tom and his partner, Will Weir, have been active with many of the social service agencies in Norman. They enjoy spending time on their ranch in New Mexico.