Greff selected for OMPA board

Jim Greff of Prague has been recommended to fill a vacant spot on the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors. The recommendation was made by the Nominations Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors at its Aug. 14 meeting. It will be voted on at the 2014 Annual Electors Meeting on Sept. 11 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Greff has worked for the City of Prague for 33 years, spending the last seven as City Manager. Previously, he served as Water and Wastewater Superintendent, Public Works Director and Assistant City Manager with the city.

“My wife, Betty, and I moved to Prague in 1981 to raise our family in a small-town atmosphere. I started working for the City of Prague later that year,” said Greff, who also has served 25 years with Prague’s volunteer fire department. “I feel that my working knowledge of all phases of city operations has helped me in my transition to City manager, and I feel that my insights can be an asset to the OMPA Board, as well. I appreciate the opportunity to serve our member cities.”

Greff currently serves on several regional boards, including the Lincoln County E-911 Trust Authority, Central Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Route 66 Community Partners and the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District Board of Directors.

He is a Certified Municipal Official through the Oklahoma Municipal League, and received the Marvin Hicks-Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award from Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma in 2011.

The 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.