For Immediate Release
For more information contact: Tom Rider, General Manager, 405-528-7564
Kingfisher City Clerk Recognized for Outstanding Community Leadership
Kingfisher City Clerk, Bill Tucker, was presented with the Marvin Hicks-Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award for outstanding contributions to local
government by the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO) on April 29 at the 2014 Public Power Conference. The meritorious service award is given annually to an individual who has provided outstanding leadership to his community and to the State over a period of 25 or more years.
Bill has been employed with the City of Kingfisher for over 28 years, and has shared his knowledge and experience with multiple associations and groups for the benefit of Kingfisher. Because of his diverse knowledge base, background and experience, he is often referred to as Kingfisher’s “Bill-of-all-trades”. Although he claims to know a little bit about everything, but not a lot about anything specific, Bill is always available to help and lend a hand where ever it is needed. He is a dedicated public servant who faithfully represents the community as the City Clerk. Bill is quiet and humble, and never seeks self-recognition, but when he is out of the office, the impact is definitely noticed.
Bill is a model employee in that his hard work, dedication, and commitment are recognized by everyone whom he interacts with, yet he seeks no self-recognition for his efforts. Bill has served as both City Treasurer and City Clerk, and has been past presidents of both the Oklahoma chapter of the Association of Public Treasurers, United States and Canada, and the Government Finance Officers Association of Oklahoma. He has been both a strong supporter of public power as well as being a vital link with the local electric co-op.
Bill has been an instrumental and key leader in the community for over a quarter of a century. His impact and performance have directly resulted in the success of Kingfisher and the betterment of his community.
MESO was pleased to recognize Bill for his more than 28 years of dedicated service. MESO is the state trade association of 105 cities operating electric and natural gas distribution systems.