Ramey Appointed To OMPA Board

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Ramey Appointed To OMPA Board

During the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s monthly Board of Directors business meeting on August 11, John Ramey, Okeene City Manager, was appointed to the OMPA Board. The Nominations Committee presented their report to the board on August 11th and nominated Ramey to the board.

Ramey will serve the remainder of the term of Kathy Cunningham (Elector from Fairview), who resigned from the board due to health reasons.  When the term expires in September 2013, Ramey will be eligible to serve a new three-year term.  His appointment will be confirmed during the 2011 Annual Electors’ Meeting on September 8th at the OMPA office, 2701 West I-35 Frontage Road, in Edmond

He spent most of his professional career in Tonkawa where he began serving as a fireman in 1970.  Within a few years, he became the fire chief and served in that capacity until retirement.  He then was hired as Tonkawa’s City Clerk before being assigned to the City Manager’s position.  He was Citizen  of the year in Tonkawa for his work in many civic clubs and organizations.  Ramey has been serving  as Okeene’s City Manager since May 14, 2007.  On September 23, 2009 during the OML/MESO/OMAG/OMRF Annual Conference in Tulsa, he received MESO’s Hicks-Middleton Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself and his community by his actions and contributions.  He has over 35 years of meritorious service to his community and to the State of Oklahoma.

OMPA is a state governmental agency created by the legislature to serve cities and towns that own and operate their electrical distribution systems and is governed by the members.  The Authority presently serves 38 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of OMPA as a consumer-owned public power entity.