Latest News from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments
Attendees will learn to face hurricanes, hoarded homes, cybercrimes and more at the National Tornado Summit OKLAHOMA CITY – National experts will share innovative strategies in recovering from tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes and more at the 2018 National...read more
Last night, the Guthrie City Council passed an Amtrak expansion resolution 6-0. In 2008, the City of Guthrie adopted Resolution #2008-10, supporting extending Amtrak passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Newton, Kansas, with a stop in Guthrie. The action on...read more
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Oklahoma Unemployment Report Key Statistics McIntosh County 7.4% Latimer County 7.1% McCurtain County 6.6% * Non-seasonally adjusted Woods County 2.1% Alfalfa County 2.2% Beaver County 2.2% Cimarron County 2.2% * Non-seasonally...read more
Safety Trends & Targets Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) Area 2011-2015 by Kathryn Wenger Safety Trends & Targets Download the Presentation [embeddoc url="http://www.acogok.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Safety-Target-Presentation_JAN2018.pdf"...read more
Super Bowl Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk Kickoff on America’s favorite pastime is just about ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan…and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Oklahoma highway safety and law enforcement...read more
The deadline for CDBG-REAP applications is February 28. ACOG staff members are available to assist with applications. Please contact Barbara Hurdman, REAP Coordinator or Jennifer McCollum, PR & Community Development Director, (405) 234-2264. The Oklahoma...read more
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued a burn ban effective immediately for much of the western half of the state because of extreme weather conditions and extraordinary fire danger. The governor's burn ban supersedes any county burn bans currently in...read more
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Board of Directors has approved grant funding for public-sector fleet alternative fuel vehicle and fueling infrastructure projects. The City of Norman, The University of Oklahoma, Cleveland Area Rapid Transit, and...read more
CLEAN CITIES 2017 Accomplishments Eric W. Pollard Clean Cities Manager 30 January 2018 Coalition stakeholders continued to deploy alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies despite challenges in the marketplace. The hard work, dedication, and collaboration...read more
Senate Appointment Brent Hawkinson, Director of ACOG's 9-1-1 & Public Safety Division, has been named to the Oklahoma Management Authority. Hawkinson was appointed by the Senate Pro Tempore Mike Schulz. Congratulations, Brent! Staff Contacts Brent Hawkinson Division...read more
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, is opening administrative and engineering offices and production facilities in Oklahoma City. The offices...read more
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments will host a meeting of the Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Coalition tomorrow at ACOG, 4205 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City. Highlights of the meeting will include: Oklahoma EV Sales Update Volkswagen Settlement Update and...read more
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.
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.
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.
ACOG’s Public Relations and Community Development Division houses a number of ACOG projects and programs including the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) program; Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Central Oklahoma.
Public relations activities managed by the division include all public involvement activities required by law. Also, management of corporate identity, publications, the agency website and social networks; media relations and public awareness. The division also tracks legislation and monitors legislative issues for the organization.