On Friday, March 13, city personnel and elected officials from the City of Walters and the City of Duncan met with Representative Scooter Park over lunch in Duncan. The lunch was hosted by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) with the purpose of introducing OMPA’s member city personnel and elected officials to the legislators that represent them.
City personnel expressed the concerns facing rural communities in Oklahoma. The legislator and city personnel had in depth discussions regarding issues facing OMPA and its Member Cities.
Those in attendance were: Gene Brown, Duncan Mayor; Mike Nelson, Duncan Vice Mayor; Jim Frieda, Duncan City Manager; Janice Cain, Duncan Assistant City Manager; David Yeager, Duncan Power Director; John Sheppard, Walters City Manager; Buddy Veltema, Walters Elector and OMPA Board Member; Representative Scooter Park, District 65; Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel; David Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Drake Rice, OMPA Director of Member Services and Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Governmental Relations Representative.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a municipal joint action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally owned electric systems. The Authority presently serves 39 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.