Who is Dependable in this City?

The Character Council of Edmond, in an effort to promote a citywide recognition of high character people and character traits, reminds the community the character trait for month is Dependability (vs. inconsistency): fulfilling commitments even in the face of difficulty.

To nominate a resident as a "Champion of Character," one who exemplifies this trait, log on to www.edmondcharacter.org or write: Champions of Character, P.O. Box 392, Edmond, OK 73083-0392.

To help in selecting a person, here are some characteristics of Dependability :

  • Be careful what you promise
  • Clarify expectations
  • Get it done
  • Correct mistakes
  • Have a good attitude

This and similar questions are being asked each month by a grassroots effort, Character Council of Edmond, to create a citywide initiative to build Edmond into a "city of character." This non-profit Character Council of Edmond believes that the character of a nation can only be strengthened one person at a time, one community at a time.

Each quarter, the "champion" is recognized by the Edmond City Council. If the person is associated with the Edmond Public Schools, the "champion" is honored by the Edmond School Board during its meeting.

Character determines success. It is only through building character that individuals can achieve their full potential. Good character makes a person a better spouse, parent, employee, neighbor and citizen.