South Western Oklahoma Development Authority Board Presents Service Awards

SWODA Board Chairman John Dee Butchee presents Sterling Moore, Roger Mills County Conservation Districts Trustee, an award for 20 years of service and perfect attendance at SWODA board meetings.
Eddie Tom Lakey, Beckham County Municipalities Trustee, receives an award for 10 years of service to SWODA from Board Chairman John Dee Butchee.

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees recently honored the service of eight board members and one SWODA employee. SWODA Board Chairman John Dee Butchee presented the awards.

Board members receiving service awards were Sterling Moore, Roger Mills County Conservation Districts Trustee, 20 years; Geary Caswell, Harmon County Commissioner, 15 years; Mike Brown, Custer County Municipalities Trustee, 15 years; Eddie Tom Lakey, Beckham County Municipalities Trustee, 10 years; and Theis Mitchell, at-large Trustee, 5 years.

Ruthie Southerland, SWODA Aging Services Case Manager, was honored for her five years of service.

Butchee also presented Perfect Attendance certificates to SWODA board members who attended meetings held from January through December 2019. Members receiving awards were as follows: Sterling Moore, Roger Mills Conservation Districts Trustee, Edie Brown, Washita County Conservation Districts Trustee; Geary Caswell, Harmon County Commissioner; Leo Goeringer, Washita County Commissioner; and Thedis Mitchell, at-large Trustee.

SWODA Executive Director Debora Galsgow honored Nicky Boone, Harmon County Commissioner, as an outgoing board member.

SWODA comprises eight counties – Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita – covering over 7,000 square miles and approximately 110,000 residents. For more information, contact the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority at 580- 562-4882.