Since May 2006, Monroe Nichols has been an aide to Mayor Kathy Taylor working on issues in education, workforce development and public safety. During his time at City Hall he has been responsible for numerous initiatives aimed at preventing violent crime, strengthening schools and creating quality jobs in economically depressed areas. In partnership with different agencies, Monroe helped create the Tulsa Manufacturing Academy, the M.O.V.E.S. Project, and Dropout Recovery Initiatives all focused on job training and placement for disenfranchised members of the Tulsa community. In February 2007, Monroe was award the Department of Justice Award for Public Service by United States Attorney David O’Meilia. Monroe is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and is a first year M.B.A. student at Oklahoma State University.