Finance & Administration
Office of the Executive Director
John G. Johnson has served as Executive Director of ACOG since 2008. He first came to ACOG at Deputy Director in 1990, after serving as Mayor of Midwest City and Chairman of the ACOG Board. He has also served as outside legal counsel for the organization.
Debbie C. Cook, CPA, has served as Finance Director of ACOG for nearly 20 years. She has continued the decades-old tradition at ACOG of clean audits.
Anita Kroth and Robin McDonald provide administrative support to the Administration Division along with Beverly Garner who serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.
All local government members of ACOG contribute annual dues that enable them to serve on and be involved in selected policy committees, support regional planning and coordination activities, and receive technical and administrative services in those areas. Similar to the weighted vote system of the Board of Directors, basic dues are based upon population levels.
In addition, state appropriations and federal and state contracts provide financial support for the performance of special projects and to supplement the technical assistance and intergovernmental efforts of the Association. Examples of projects undertaken by ACOG through federal and state contracts include regional transportation planning, groundwater research, wastewater management planning, and technical assistance to local governments.
The 9-1-1 Association is funded by service fees from landline and wireless phone users. This funding is used to build and maintain the system infrastructure needed to operate a regional enhanced 9-1-1 system. ACOG also performs special studies and services beyond the realm of basic core services on a fee-for-service basis. These services are requested by individual or groups of local governments or an outside entity.
Rigorous Annual Audit
ACOG develops an annual (fiscal year) budget and work program of its services. The Association also undergoes a rigourous comphrehensive annual audit that is performed by an independent auditor that complies with Government Auditing Standards. As a government association, ACOG honors the Oklahoma Open Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act.
Deborah C. Cook, CPA
Visitor’s to a monthly food truck festival gather outside the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.