Press Release

Release Date: June 08, 2007

by Kerri McDonald

  • Several Chickasaw Nation citizens, staff, officials and guests gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Chickasaw Nation Ada Community Center on North Mississippi in Ada.

ADA, Okla. – On Thursday, June 7 the Chickasaw Nation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly constructed Chickasaw Nation Community Center located at 700 N. Mississippi in Ada.

Approximately 150 guests were on hand to tour the 10,800 square foot facility which includes a banquet hall accommodating up to 500 people, a large conference room that can be divided into two smaller conference rooms, a full kitchen, a catering staging area, a large lobby area and offices.

“What an exciting day,” Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby stated during an address to those in attendance. “We feel very blessed to be here to celebrate the opening of this beautiful facility.”

The building also features a state-of-the-art audio visual system and outdoor amenities such as a horseshoe pit, volleyball court, basketball goal and parking for 150 vehicles.

“We are happy to officially open this facility and hope it will help serve the needs of our community,” added Governor Anoatubby. “We believe it is designed to accommodate just about any event or occasion for our Chickasaw families.”

Designed by Wynn Associates and constructed by Larry Finch Building Corporation, the Ada Community Center is the largest of the Chickasaw Nation’s five current community centers located throughout the tribe’s boundaries.