Former Sand Springs Councilman-businessman Kim Tilley receives John M. Hess Award

Left to right: Brian Jackson, Christine Hamner, Beau Wilson, Kim Tilley, Jim Spoon, Mike Burdge, Phil Nollan, Patty Dixon. Former Sand Springs City Councilman Kim Tilley with current councilmembers.

Left to right: Brian Jackson, Christine Hamner, Beau Wilson, Kim Tilley, Jim Spoon, Mike Burdge, Phil Nollan, Patty Dixon. Former Sand Springs City Councilman Kim Tilley with current councilmembers.

Former Sand Springs City Councilman Kim Lee Tilley (77) was presented with the John M. Hess Award for Outstanding Citizenship at Monday night's City Council meeting for more than thirty years of community service.

Tilley was first elected in 1970 out of Ward 4 and served till 1975. He then moved to Ward 6 and served there from 1979 to 1982, and again from 1985 to 2009. Several of his terms were spent as Vice Mayor.

Tilley was also a small business owner in the community for many years, owning and operating Tilley's Grocery Store at 4th and Cleveland for more than two decades. 

Tilley previously received a Resolution of Appreciation from former mayor Bob Walker.