CHOATE & KING JOIN ACOG STAFF
ACOG is proud to welcome two new valuable members of our staff.
Jeff Choate is the new ACOG Rural Fire and 911 Programs Coordinator. In this role, he provides advice and technical assistance to the Rural Fire Departments (RFDs) in the ACOG region, on a daily basis concerning training, standard operating guidelines, equipment acquisition, and building needs. Choate is also responsible for managing support responsibilities of 9-1-1 ACOG, which includes overseeing multiple contract obligations for the Network and 9-1-1 Service Providers and the 9-1-1 equipment located at the 21 Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) within the 9-1-1 ACOG service area.
Jeff joined the Geary, Okla., Volunteer Fire Department in July of 1999, was elected Fire Chief in December of 2011, and maintains that status to present. The position of Chief has given Jeff the opportunity to work closely with Rural Fire Coordinators and others in the Fire Service Profession, giving him the knowledge and perspective of the Rural Fire & 911 Coordinators position. Jeff was also Public Works Director for the City of Geary and at that position obtained, and brings to ACOG the following Certifications: Class C Lab, D Wastewater and Natural Gas Operator Qualification.
Jeff also serves as the Geary Chamber of Commerce President. He enjoys spending time with family and friends including hunting, fishing, watching football and rodeoing.
Jody King is the new Community & Economic Development Planner II. In this role, he gives direct assistance to the CED Manager. He is also be responsible for independent research on grant funding and strategic community and economic development planning projects.
Jody has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Before joining ACOG, he served in the state government as the Education Cabinet Budget Analyst at the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and an Auditor at the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Jody has been involved with the City Management Association of Oklahoma for the last two years, serving a term as the student representative on the Board of Representatives.
In his spare time, Jody enjoys leatherworking, golf, hiking, and reading. Jody and his wife of three years have three dogs and two cats. Jody and his wife also serve as precinct officials for Canadian County.
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