Councilmember Sereta Wilson is a 26 year resident of Norman and a 6 year resident of Ward 5. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a M.A. in Liberal Arts Administrative Leadership. She has spent 16 years in the telecommunications field working for Cox Communications and was a member of the board of Women in Cable and Telecommunications Oklahoma Chapter. In 2007, she won the WICT rising leader award, and received the June Travis Fellowship. She left the telecommunications industry to pursue a more entrepreneurial endeavor and was determined to create a business where she could work and live in her community. In 2009, she opened Annie’s
Ruff House Doggy Daycare and Boarding Studio which has become the premier dog boarding facility in the region.
Ward 5 consists of mostly rural area and covers the largest land mass of all the wards in Norman. The Ward starts at approximately 36th Avenue East excluding a small section between Alameda and Lindsey where the western boundary is 48th Avenue S.E. South of Lindsey Street the western boundary is 24th Avenue East and south of Imhoff Road the western boundary is Classen Boulevard. The eastern boundary continues east to the far side of Lake Thunderbird and encompasses Little Axe with the east border being as far out as 180th Avenue.
Sereta is a member of Norman Business Association, East Side Business Association, Norman Chamber of Commerce, Little Axe Chamber of Commerce, and Sooner Rotary. Sereta is the founding member and director of Annie’s Rescue Foundation. She serves on the board of Lake Thunderbird Friends Association and the Entrepreneurship Council with the Norman Economic Development Coalition. Sereta has raised two wonderful children in this community; her daughter is serving in the United States Air Force active duty and is stationed in Guam. Her son is finishing college with aspirations of becoming a professional firefighter. She and husband, Robert Wilson, own a small farm where they enjoy beekeeping, and organic gardening.
Councilmember Wilson serves on the Finance Committee, the Community Planning and Transportation Committee, and serves as Chairman on the Business and Community Affairs Committee. She also serves as Council’s representative to the Norman Employees’ Retirement System.