OMPA Board Chairman, Charles Lamb, receives American Public Power Association’s public official award

Charles Lamb, mayor of Edmond and OMPA Board Chairman, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Orlando, Florida. This award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association.



OMPA Board Chair, Charles Lamb, pictured with with Andrew Boatright, Chair, American Public Power Association (RIGHT) and Wally Haase, Chair-Elect, American Public Power Association (LEFT).

Lamb served on the Edmond City Council for 15 years before being appointed mayor in 2011. He is a longtime supporter of public power and has actively engaged legislators at the state and federal level on critical issues. He has been on the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority board for 23 years—serving as chairman for the past 16—and he is the first elected official to receive the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma Ray Duffy Personal Service Award for outstanding service to public power. A long-time community volunteer, Lamb has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Edmond Urban Forestry Commission. In 2006, he was named to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.




The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.