JOHNSTON UNANIMOUSLY RE-ELECTED TO OMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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JOHNSTON UNANIMOUSLY RE-ELECTED TO OMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert Johnston, Frederick City Manager/Elector, was unanimously re-elected to serve another three-year term on the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors during OMPA’s 2011 Annual Electors Meeting.  The electors’ meeting was held at the Roland H. Dawson OMPA Headquarters Building in Edmond on September 8th.  This year marks a milestone for the consumer-owned public power entity – its 30th anniversary.

Johnston, who serves as the Board Secretary, has served as a board member since August 18, 2004, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board.  Johnston was hired as Frederick’s City Manager on February 1, 1993.  In addition to serving on the OMPA Board, he has served on the MESO Board since 1993 including four years on the executive committee and one term as president of the association.  He also serves as president of the OML Board for 2010-2011.  Johnston served on the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Executive Board for 2006-07 representing the Mountain Plains region. 

During the MESO Awards Luncheon on September 29, 2010, he received MESO’s Ray Duffy Personal Service Award that is given annually to an Oklahoma public official for outstanding achievements in government.

OMPA is a state governmental agency created by the legislature to serve cities and towns that own and operate their electrical distribution systems and is governed by the members.  The Authority presently serves 38 municipally-owned electric systems in Oklahoma.

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