By exercising the power of home rule, granted to the City by the constitution and the laws of the great state of Oklahoma, the City administration operates under the laws that are clearly defined in the Charter of the City of Noble, Oklahoma. The Charter is the legal framework of the City, surpassing local ordinances and oftentimes even state law in authority. The first Charter was voted on and approved by the citizens of Noble, Oklahoma in 1990 and was recently amended by a vote of the people in March 15, 2005.
As provided by the Charter, the City of Noble operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is the chief executive administrative officer for the City of Noble and is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council. The City Manager supervises all of the city’s departments, prepares the annual budget, and performs such activities as directed by the council. Lastly, the city manager has the power to appoint, and when necessary for the good of the service, remove, demote, lay off or suspend all heads of administrative departments and other administrative officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by law.
It is the dedication of the City Manager and all of the employees of the City of Noble to strive to fairly and efficiently create a safer and more enjoyable living environment for all of its citizens. Feel free to visit City Hall at 304 S. Main Street or call (405) 872-9251 if you have any questions or concerns.
The City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 P.M. at the Noble City Hall.
MAYOR – GARY HAYES
Gary is President of D28 Investments. He has served in the community through various sports and community service organizations for many years. He has served as Mayor of Noble since 2006.
Gary graduated from Noble High School in 1980 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in 1985. Gary’s wife, Dayla, works for Pioneer Intermediate School. They have four children, all of whom attended K-12th grade in the Noble Public School system.
As Mayor, his goal is to help develop Noble and to continue to make it a place where people want to live and raise their families. One of his main focuses has been to develop Noble into a community that benefits the youth of Noble. Realizing that growth is inevitable in the future of Noble, one of his concerns has been to make sure that the infrastructure is in place to be able to grow Noble into the type of Community that its residents desire and deserve.His motto has always been “If it can be done well anywhere, it can be done well in Noble.”
Noble’s excellent Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments are all shining of examples of how civil services should be maintained in a City.
Tony Parker is the council member from Ward 2. He is in his third term. Tony and his wife Robin are very active in the Noble community. Robin is president of Noble Now, Chairperson of the Noble Park Commission and a Board Member of Pioneer Library Systems. Tony is owner of Precision Electric Company and also operates a farm in Noble. The Parker’s have four children who all attend Noble Public Schools. Tony has stated that his goal as council member has been to help lead Noble into the future. He would like to see Noble improve its financial position while improving the infrastructure and maintaining quality public safety
Gail Hatfield has been the Ward 3 council member since 2010, residing in Noble since 1991. Gail has been with Hitachi Comuter Products in Norman since its conception, February, 1987 where she is a Program Manager. Prior to serving as a City Council member, she served on the Noble Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Gail’s goal for Noble is financial growth for much needed improvements, while maintaining the current small town atmosphere and spirit, providing and improving the quality of life that the people of Noble deserve. Thank you for letting me serve you.
Marge Hill has lived in Noble most of her life. Her husband, Mural (Bo) Hill, served as Mayor and son Marvin Hill served as Council Member. Marge accepted the request to serve the remaining term in Ward 4 of her late son Marvin Hill in December 2013 and was elected to a subsequent term. Marge’s working career included time at Griffin Memorial Hospital, Tinker AFB and the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Maguire Baptist Church.
Marge served as President of the Women’s International Bowling Conference (WIBC) and was inducted into the Bowlers Hall of Fame. She is a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and was nominated as Volunteer of the Year for CASA. Marge also volunteers for the Norman Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
The City of Noble operates under a Council-Manager form of government. This form of government most closely resembles the private sector with the Manager serving as the Chief Executive Officer, the Mayor as the Chairman of the Board, and the Council as the Board of Directors
The City Manager of Noble is Bob Wade. Bob has been a city manager for 23 years, serving in Blanchard, Oklahoma for nine years and in Noble since October 1, 2000. Prior to becoming a city manager Bob’s professional experience includes credit analyst with Dun and Bradstreet, Inc.; Vice President of Commercial Lending at Southwestern Bank and Trust; Executive Vice President of Capitol Hill State Bank.
Bob graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Letters and has obtained banking certificates from the Oklahoma Banking Association, the American Banking Association, and the American Institute of Banking. He also was awarded an Associates Degree in Business Administration from South Oklahoma city Jr. College. Wade was honored in 2013 with the City Manager’s Association of Oklahoma Gerald Wilkins Award as City Manager of the year.
Wade was raised in South Oklahoma City but graduated form Norman High School in 1965 and the University of Oklahoma in 1969. Bob is married to Frances Wade who is a retired school teacher who is currently head of the business department at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Bob’s son Brian Wade is a chiropractor who owns a private practice in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and his daughter Amy, an OU graduate, lives in Austin, Texas.
Welcome Letter From City Manager
Noble is the Rose Rock Capital of the World. This unusually beautiful rock formation is indigenous to Noble and is symbolic of Noble’s historic past. The Rose Rock was called the “Cherokee Rose” to commemorate the suffering of the Cherokee Indians during the great exodus to Oklahoma. The City of Noble was claimed and platted by Albert Rennie during the great land run of 1889, and was located along the historic Santa Fe Railroad route from Kansas to Texas. The town was named after James Noble, the U.S. Secretary of the Dept. of Interior.
Noble never became the ideal span for the Canadian River, and it did not become the commercial hub of Cleveland County. In the failure to grow rapidly Noble has become a city that offers the quiet, small town atmosphere that is very accessible to Norman and the OKC metro. One of the Noble Chamber of Commerce slogans is “Noble, were closer than you think”.
Noble offers a safe, friendly location to reside and raise your family. Noble offers city services including Police, Fire and EMS. Crime in Noble is almost non existent. Noble is now the home of a team sports park, a children’s splash pad park, two recreational trail parks and a disc golf course in the making. Noble has one of the best libraries in the country, two senior citizen housing complexes, and an active senior citizen’s center that hosts a nutrition program and many fun activities. A safe routes to school sidewalk project is underway that will connect all the schools in the old town area. Noble has adopted a 2025 land use plan, has an active Planning Commission and a Council-Manager form of Government.
The Noble Public Schools are a source of pride and the Noble Chamber of Commerce is very active. These two groups are working with the City and the combined effort is producing an attractive, safe, friendly, small city that is gaining attention on the south side of the metro. And Noble’s best days are just ahead. Come and join us.
The City Attorney, as the chief legal officer for the City, is responsible for defending the interest of the City in lawsuits and administrative proceedings. The City Attorney reviews all ordinances before they are presented to the City Council for adoptions and is regularly available to render legal opinions and offer counsel to City staff.
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE
The legal department also includes the Municipal Court Judge and City Prosecutor. The Municipal Court Judge presides over bi-weekly court sessions and renders verdicts and sentences. The Prosecutor represents the City’s interest at these sessions.
THE CITY OF NOBLE HAS THE FOLLOWING ZONING DISTRICTS:
R-1-D One Family Detached Residential
R-E Residential Estates
R-2 Two Family Residential
R-4 High Density Residential
R-MH-2 Mobile Home Park
O-2 General Office
C-2 Planned Shopping Center
C-4 General Commercial
I-2 Moderate Industrial
PUD Planned Unit Development
R-1-A Attached One Family Residential
R-3 Medium Density Residential
R-MH-1 Mobile Home Subdivision
O-1 Restricted Office
C-1 Restricted Office
C-3 Community Commercial
I-1 Light Industrial
I-3 Heavy Industrial
SPUD Special Planned Unit Development\
Please visit City Hall at 304 S. Main to view the latest zoning classification maps.