City Personnel meet with State Senators and Representatives

On Friday, September 13, city personnel and elected officials from the City of Purcell and the City of Lexington met with Senators Boren and Scott and Representatives Conley and Roe over lunch in Purcell. 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 communities in Oklahoma. The legislators and city personnel had in depth discussions regarding issues that could become a concern in the future.

Those in attendance were: Jason Midkiff, Purcell Chamber of Commerce President; Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Manager of Member Services; Representative Sherrie Conley, District 20; David Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Representative Cynthia Roe, District 42; Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel; Chris Coker, City of Lexington City Manager; Senator Mary Boren, District  16; James Tate, City of Purcell Councilmember; Trey Phillips, City of Purcell Electric Superintendent; Dale Bunn, City of Purcell City Manager and Ted Cox, City of Purcell Mayor.

Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a 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 42 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.