Noble, OK 73068
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City Manager, Bob Wade
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.