In her time as County Commissioner, Carrie has focused her work on improving access to treatment for mental illness and addiction, improving our county jail, investing in roads and bridges, government transparency, and helping the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Carrie formed a coalition of mental health and addiction treatment providers and advocates to ensure that MAPS 4 included funding for treatment and emergency housing. Her efforts secured $40 million in funding for our residents who need treatment and housing during a crisis. When COVID-19 hit Oklahoma County, Carrie was the only Commissioner to fight for direct financial assistance to renters, small businesses, and non-profits during the pandemic. She remains committed to increased funding to the community in 2021 and beyond, as we continue to recover from the pandemic. In addition to investing in our eastern Oklahoma County roads and bridges, her crews have provided new sports facilities, walking trails, an early childhood center, and demolition work for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Jones Public Schools, and Luther Public Schools, saving these public schools millions of dollars.
Carrie currently serves on the board of directors for ReMerge of Oklahoma County and Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the 911 ACOG Board and Treasurer of the Circuit Engineering District 5 board under the Department of Transportation. She is a member of Downtown Club of Oklahoma City and Posse Cinco, a women’s leadership development program. She is a co-chair for the National Association of Counties Juvenile Justice committee and a member of the Justice and Public Safety Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class 38.
Before being elected as our County Commissioner, Carrie worked at the Oklahoma City County Health Department directing the Wellness Now Coalition, Open Streets OKC, and the OKC Mobile Market. Prior to her time at the City County Health Department, she did community development in Oklahoma, Lincoln, and Canadian counties for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and was a behavioral therapist for kids on the autism spectrum at Early Foundations School in Oklahoma City.
First elected in 2018, Carrie Blumert is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services and has since earned a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She remains a loyal OSU Cowboys fan.