Mayor William Edgar "Bill" Shewey
Bill Shewey has deep roots in Oklahoma and Enid. Born in Orienta, Oklahoma, Shewey graduated from Fairview High School and attended the University of Tulsa on a football scholarship. While at TU, Shewey was a quarterback for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. After graduating from TU in 1964 with a degree in mathematics and education, Shewey joined the First National Bank of Tulsa. He worked there for 14 years until he moved to Enid to join Central National Bank as a senior vice-president in 1978.
Shewey’s life in Enid has been marked by a consistent commitment to Enid, to Vance Air Force Base, and to his church. Currently, Shewey serves as the vice president of government relations for the Air Force Association, Chapter 214, in Enid. He is also a civic leader representing Vance Air Force Base with the Air, Education and Training Command under the leadership of General Edward A. Rice.. Shewey is an advisory director of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid. Shewey has served on the Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church of Enid. Shewey is a member of the Enid Noon Lions Club, and is treasurer of that organization. He is semi-retired, but still works at Central National Bank as the Senior Vice President of Correspondent Banking. Shewey is also an advisory member of the Community Development Support Association, Inc.
Throughout his 32 years in Enid, Shewey has volunteered his time to countless community organizations. Shewey’s commitment to Vance Air Force Base was recognized when he was named one of the original Partners in the Sky at Vance Air Force Base in 1996. He has also been an honorary commander at the base. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, and in 2009 was honored with the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Shewey was a member of the inaugural class of the Greater Leadership Enid program. He is a past president of the Western Oklahoma Bankers Association and a current member of the Oklahoma Bankers Association. He is the past Chairman of the Northwest Oklahoma Bankers Association. He is a past president of the University of Tulsa Alumni Association and the TU Lettermen’s Association. Shewey has served as treasurer for the Enid District of United Methodist Churches. He was active in the Campfire Council of the Plains for 12 years, serving as president and treasurer.
Bill has been married to his wife, Jana, for 48 years. They have two children and five grandchildren currently living in Enid.