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SKILES UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED TO FILL A VACANCY ON OMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Skiles, Blackwell City Manager/Elector, was unanimously elected to fill a vacancy on the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors during OMPA’s 2011 Annual Electors Meeting. He was eligible to serve a new three-year term on the board. 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.
Skiles was unanimously appointed by the board to fill a vacancy during the board’s monthly business meeting on June 9, 2011. Skiles has served as the City Manager in Blackwell since September 22, 2008. He also is an ex-officio member of the Blackwell Area Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the local Rotary club. In addition, he is a member of the City Managers Association of Oklahoma representing District 4. He is a native of Kansas.
Prior to accepting the position in Blackwell, he served as the city manager for the City of Concordia, Kansas. He also served as the city manager in two other Kansas cities – Eureka and Kiowa.
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.