On Wednesday, June 27, the cities of Fairview and Mooreland, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Representative Carl Newton (District 58) over lunch in Woodward.
The purpose of this meeting was to continue to educate the representative on the history of OMPA and the unique role we serve with our member cities. The representative, city staff and OMPA had in depth discussions regarding legislative issues OMPA encounters and the potential effect it could have on us and our members, as well as our outlook on the future.
Those in attendance were: Representative Carl Newton, District 58; Melinda Gould, Fairview City Clerk; Gary Swymeler, Fairview Police Chief; Bobby Kehn, Mooreland Town Administrator and Police Chief; Billy Bojorquez, Mooreland Public Works Director; David Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel; Drake Rice, OMPA Director of Member Services and Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Manager of Member Services.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a not-for-profit organization, established in Title 11, the Municipal Code of the Oklahoma statutes. OMPA was 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.