New Officers Named to ACOG Boards and Committees
Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009Officers for fiscal year 2010 have been named and will lead the Association in the next year as it considers mobility, public safety and quality of life issues that impact Central Oklahoma.
Willa Johnson, Oklahoma County Commissioner, District 1, will continue as Chair of the ACOG Board of Directors. Johnson, who is in her first term as Commissioner, is the first woman to lead the board since Jackie Carey in 1992. Johnson was previously an Oklahoma City councilmember. Sam Bowman, Oklahoma City Councilmember, is Vice-Chair of the board. Midwest City Mayor Russell Smith will serve as Secretary-Treasurer.
The 9-1-1 Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has also confirmed new officers. Keith Bryan, Mustang Councilmember, will serve as Chairman. Bryan has the unique role of serving two Central Oklahoma communities. He is also the Fire Chief for the city of Nichols Hills. Ken Bartlett, Del City Councilmember, serves as Vice-Chair. Kathy McMillan, Moore Councilmember, is now Secretary-Treasurer. The 9-1-1 Association was formed to implement and manage the emergency number system for communities the Central Oklahoma region.
The 9-1-1 Board also named State Representative Charles Joiner to the Operation FireSAFE Foundation board. This group oversees the operations of the regionís juvenile firesetting prevention program, which is conducted by fire departments throughout the metro area.
Finally, the Garber-Wellington Policy Committee - an entity of the ACOG Board of Directors - elected officers, including Chairman Jim Pumphrey, Mayor of Nicoma Park; Mark Sharpton, Logan County Commissioner as Vice-Chair; and Rachel Butler, Norman Councilmember, to Secretary-Treasurer. The Garber-Wellington Policy Committee works on policy and issues that impact Central Oklahomaís aquifer, surface water and water system.