OMPA’s Drake Rice inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame for Cities and Towns

OMPA’s Director of Member Services, Drake Rice, along with four other officials were inducted on September 14 into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials. The inductees are the 56th through 60th inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame since 2001. Other inductees included: Marilyn Kay Andrews, Former Mayor (deceased), Ponca City; Elaine Grace Carr, Mayor,...

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MAYOR OF KINGFISHER NAMED 2017 OKLAHOMA MAYOR OF THE YEAR FOR STATE’S SMALLER COMMUNITIES

Steve Richards, Mayor of  the City of Kingfisher  is the recipient of the 2017 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award representing communities with fewer than 5,000 in population. He was presented the award from the Mayors’ Council of Oklahoma (MCO) during the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) Annual Conference awards banquet last night in Tulsa. Richards promotes the “unity” in...

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PRAGUE HONORED FOR TOP INNOVATIVE PROGRAM

The City of Prague was the recipient of the 2017 Municipal Innovations Award for a population of under 10,000 for its “Prague Community Garden” project during Thursday’s Oklahoma Municipal League Annual Awards Breakfast. The Prague Community Garden was created by the Prague Turning Point Coalition as a way to promote healthy eating in the community. The project is...

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OMPA member city officials and staff meet with Oklahoma State Senator and Representative

  On Friday, July 28, the cities of Goltry, Ponca City, Pond Creek and Tonkawa, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Senator Pederson (District 19) and Representative Pfeiffer (District 38) over lunch in Pond Creek at Mayor Stinson’s restaurant. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to educate the legislators on the history...

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DEEP Rebate Awarded to Purcell Public Schools

The City of Purcell and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), have presented a check for $25,537 to Purcell Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements throughout the district. The rebates were presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA. The rebate was given because lighting...

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