Latest News from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments

2018 Flu Season in Oklahoma

The following statistics are provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Oklahoma Flu Deaths According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 22 Oklahoman have died from the flu since September. The...

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Future of Electric Vehicles in Oklahoma

The Future of Electric Vehicles in the Oklahoma Marketplace Eric Pollard moderated an electric vehicle (EV) panel at the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council & the Oklahoma Association of Energy Engineers Annual Conference on January 10, 2018. The panel...

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VillagesOKC: Nationwide Movement Helps Boomers Age-in-Place

Learn about the nationwide Villages movement coming to Central Oklahoma. It's designed to build networks to help people age-in-place. In Oklahoma City, the number of people over 55 is expected to double from 2010 to 2020. Marilyn Olson, Executive Director of the...

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2018 OKC Area Snow Route Map

Navigate the Snow ACOG recently completed updating the 2017-2018 Regional Snow Route Map to provide a useful tool for navigating Central Oklahoma roadways when they are covered in snow. The above map features snow routes for different cities in different colors....

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10 Takeaways: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Workshop

by Matthew McClure, Clean Cities Intern In early December, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments sponsored a workshop on driverless cars and connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) in an effort to inform members and stakeholders about this coming...

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Public invited to restored Santa Fe Station open house

Celebrate the Restored Santa Fe Station Association of Central Oklahoma Governments Central Oklahoma's Metropolitan Planning Organization 30 November 2017 Interact with characters from the 1930s and explore the newly restored Santa Fe Station with a free,...

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Intelligent Transportation Systems

John M. Sharp, Deputy Director/Transportation & Planning Services Director, and Jennifer Sebesta, Program Coordinator, Transportation & Planning Services, ACOG, made a presentation on Intelligent Transportation Systems at the fall meeting of the Oklahoma Traffic...

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U.S. Census Bureau Shares Fun Halloween Facts

Don't forget to sign up for ACOG's Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) workshop, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., October 31! The workshop will feature representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau's Denver Region. Online registration is now open. For more information,...

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Transportation Planning

ACOG houses the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Central Oklahoma. MPOs were created through Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962. Federal funding for transportation projects are channeled through this planning process.

ACOG coordinates all activities of the Regional Transit Authority Task Force. The project, which began nearly a decade ago, will eventually bring regional transit to Central Oklahoma.

ACOG’s popular Bicycle-Pedestrian program includes the state’s first Bike To Work program, which began in 2003.

9-1-1 ACOG

ACOG, in partnership with local and state officials, created 9-1-1 ACOG in 1988. For 27 years, the organization has provided high quality 9-1-1 administrative, technical and educational services to residents and citizens in the region.

ACOG is home to the nationally-recognized 9-1-1 Training Institute. The Institute provides ongoing training for 9-1-1 dispatchers across the region. Some training is available to dispatchers state-wide.

Water

ACOG houes the Garber-Wellington Association, an association of the local governments who help develop the resources of the aquifer and the alluvial aquifer systems. More than 20 municipalities produce water from the aquifer.

Administration & Finance

ACOG prides itself in fiscal responsibility and has enjoyed a long history of clean audits. Check them out along with our recent budget.

PR & Community Development

ACOG’s Public Relations and Community Affairs Division houses a number of ACOG projects and programs including Central Oklahoma Clean Cities and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Central Oklahoma.

The division also oversees Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grants; Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); fleet maintenance grants funded through Federal Highway’s CMAQ program, and grants for economic development projects funded by U.S. EDA.

PR activities managed by the division include all public involvement activities required by law. Also, management of the agency website and social networks; media relation and public awareness. The division also coordinates legislative issues for the organization.

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