For Immediate Release
September 14, 2011
For more information: Contact Shane Woolbright, General Manager, 405 323 2569
Spiro Town Clerk Receives Outstanding Service Award
Spiro Town Clerk was recognized today by the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma for outstanding contributions to her community with the presentation of the Marvin Hicks – Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award. The award was presented in Tulsa at the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Municipal League and the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma or MESO.
Vicki was elected as town clerk in 1987 and has served in that capacity ever since. In her role she has ultimate oversight of billing, meter reading, accounting, budget, administration, and office operations for the Town of Spiro. She is responsible for these items as well as council and planning commission agendas, minutes, records, and execution of ordinances and policies.
During the near quarter century of service she has shown consistent excellence in managing the operations of city hall in Spiro and being an active member of the community.
She and her husband Mark have been married for 39 years, and her two children and five grandchildren provide her and Mark with many opportunities to join in community activities including livestock and swine shows, softball and t-ball.
In receiving the award, Vicki stated that her service to the Town of Spiro has been very rewarding and that she is honored that the residents have time and again allowed her to continue to serve in her elected capacity.
MESO is the trade association of over 100 cities and towns in Oklahoma and surrounding states who provide locally owned electric services to residents. MESO cities serve over 500,000 people. The association was chartered in 1971 and has grown to represent not just electric cities but those who distribute and transmit natural gas as well.
MESO General Manager Shane Woolbright said of Vicki, “Vicki is one of those people upon whom we can always depend. She has been there at the town hall ready to help the association with legislation or the implementation of new regulations or to implement new contracts as needed. Her long service means that the council can depend upon executive knowledge and background on any key issue. For example, a new contract between the town and the Southwestern Power Administration for delivery of federal hydropower to city is being reviewed, and Vicki is there to give the council history and background on the contract. This kind of long-term service is invaluable.”
Vicki is the 20th person to be honored with the Meritorious Service Award by the association.