Profile for Linda Lockett
Councilmember Linda Lockett is a life long resident of Norman and Ward 7. She attended McKinley Elementary School and Norman High School and is a graduate of the O.U. Business School with a degree in management.
Ward Seven generally encompasses an area from approximately Brooks Street to the southern boundary of Norman, bordered on the west by Chautauqua Avenue and on the east by 12th Avenue East/Classen Boulevard.
Lockett grew up working at a family owned business, the Lockett Hotel. She later worked at the University of Oklahoma as a placement counselor. In 1978 she joined her brother Bill in another family business, Color Chrome Photographic Laboratories, from which they recently retired after thirty years of business.
As a resident of Norman, Linda participated in many activities. She has been a member of the Norman Business Association for a number of years, serving as the first woman president in 1988. In 1990 Linda was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and is also the Membership Chair.
As past president of Friends of the Museum, Linda worked tirelessly for several years to promote the building of a new museum to insure that the artifacts would be safely housed and stay in Norman. The artifacts can be seen today at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, which opened on May 1, 2000.
Lockett currently serves as a member of the Council Oversight and serves as Chair of the Business and Community Affairs Committee. She also serves as Council's representative to the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Linda participated in the City's Citizen Academy, the Citizens Coalition of the Future of Wastewater, Core Area Coalition, and the 2020 and 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan updates. Linda is currently a member of the Norman Chamber of Commerce where she initiated a beautification committee and a committee for small businesses.
Linda wants Norman to be a city that your children and grandchildren will enjoy for many years to come. Norman is a great place to live.