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May 18, 2013

Rogers County resident appointed to Cherokee Phoenix editorial board


Rogers County resident Keith Austin will serve as the newest member of the Cherokee Phoenix editorial board. Austin is a longtime small business owner and advocate of the free press.
“Keith Austin is the right man for the job. His business, civic and community leadership will be invaluable at the Cherokee Phoenix going forward,” said Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Created as part of the Cherokee Independent Press Act of 2000, the five-member editorial board is responsible for enforcing an editorial policy that will be fair and responsible in the reporting of general news, current events and issues that will inform tribal citizens about their government, tribe and culture. Two members of the board are appointed by the Chief, two members by the Tribal Council and the fifth by the other four other members.
Austin was nominated by the Tribal Council Rules Committee on March 28 and confirmed at the April 22 Tribal Council meeting.
“I am excited to serve the Cherokee Phoenix as an editorial board member,” Austin said. “It is my goal to ensure the Phoenix continues its long tradition of delivering the news of our Nation and the stories of its people in a truly fair and responsible way.”
Austin owns Tulsa-based All Points Delivery, which provides time critical delivery services to a national customer base. 
He is currently the lay leader at Verdigris United Methodist Church, where he has been an active member for nearly 20 years. He also served as a state delegate and on district committees for the church. 
Austin is a former band booster president and was founding chairperson of the Verdigris Schools multi-booster. He is also actively involved in the Rogers County Cherokee community. Austin graduated from Catoosa and has lived in the Verdigris community for the past 21 years. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, Matthew and Alyssa, both full-time college students.

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