Visit Oklahoma City proudly hosted its annual Hometown Heroes Award Ceremony & Reception last night, recognizing 17 exceptional individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the city's tourism and hospitality industry. The awards ceremony, held at The Yale Theatre in Historic Capitol Hill, celebrated the remarkable achievements and unwavering dedication of these deserving recipients. 

Among the esteemed winners of the 2024 Hometown Hero Awards are: 

  • Logan Mitchell of Chicken N Pickle 
  • Mong Chia of Oklahoma State School Boards Association 
  • Ross and Steven Wright of Better Barrel Races 
  • Champ Patel of Champion Hotels 
  • Bradford House 
  • USA Softball 
  • Heide Brandes 
  • Stacey Hamm of Will Rogers World Airport 
  • OKC PrideFest 
  • Yenni Vance 
  • Sunny Cearley of Allied Arts OKC 
  • Mark Beffort 
  • Natalie Shirley 
  • Jeff Chanchaleune 
  • The Jones Assembly 
  • Rodd Moesel of Oklahoma Farm Bureau Association 
  • Sandy Price of Visit OKC 

In addition to these outstanding recipients throughout the hospitality industry, a special tribute was paid to Visit OKC’s own Sandy Price, who has dedicated over 40 years of service to Oklahoma City's tourism industry. As Sandy Price embarks on a well-deserved retirement this year, Visit Oklahoma City extends its deepest gratitude for her decades of service and wishes her all the best in this new chapter. 

"Visit Oklahoma City extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 2024 Hometown Hero Awards and expresses gratitude for their continued efforts in making Oklahoma City a premier destination for visitors from around the world," said Zac Craig, President of Visit Oklahoma City.