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Dane Dikeman Matthews

Dane Dikeman Matthews, American urban planner. Recipient Special Recognition award, Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, 1988.


  • Matthews, Dane Dikeman was born on December 19, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Neil Jude and Virginia Ann (Turnbull) Dikeman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with distinction, University Oklahoma, 1972. Master of Regional and City Planning, University Oklahoma, 1974.


    • Planner Hudgins, Thompson & Ball, Inc., Tulsa, 1975-1976. Economic development planner Tulsa Metro. Area Planning Commission, 1976-1977.

      Planner II Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, 1977-1980. Principal regional planner Indian Nations Council Governments, Tulsa, 1980—2004. Assistant manager Land Development Services Inc., since 2004.


    • Project director Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood Master Plan, 1992.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors, chair house committee Arts and Humanities Council, Tulsa, 1991—1996, 2000—2003. Division chair Tulsa Area United Way, 1988—1996. Member advisory council Mobile Outreach and Crisis Services, 1995—2002, co-chair, 2000—2002.

    Chairman Tulsa County Long Term Care Authority, 1999—2000, 2002—2003, since 2008. Board directors Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, 1993—1995, Parkside Community Mental Health Center, Tulsa, 1986—2000, Tulsa County Long Term Care Authority, 1995—2003, since 2007. Member American Institute Certified Planners (certified), American Planning Association (Oklahoma chapter president 1988-1989, Master Plan award 1992, Outstanding Professional Planner 1991), Phi Beta Kappa.



    Cooking, reading, raising dogs.


    • Married John Wesley Matthews, December 28, 1971.
    • father: Neil Jude Dikeman
    • mother: Virginia Ann (Turnbull) Dikeman
    • spouse: John Wesley Matthews
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    Born December 19, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1972
      University Oklahoma
    • 1974
      University Oklahoma
    • 1975 - 1976
      Planner Hudgins
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      economic, development planner Tulsa Metro. Area Planning Commission
    • 1977 - 1980
      planner The second Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
    • 1980 - 2004
      principal regional planner Indian Nations Council Governments
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 2004
      assistant, manager Land Development Services Incorporated