South Western Oklahoma Development Authority

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA), headquartered in Burns Flat, was created in 1971 in a joint effort by municipalities, counties and conservation districts in Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties. From these governmental units and from other population segments in the region, 30 representatives are elected to serve on SWODA's governing board. The board of trustees determines policy for SWODA. Leaders in these communities recognized that some problems shared by many of these governments could be better solved if they worked together.

Mission:

  • Strengthen local governments by providing services and technical assistance.
  • Promote orderly growth and development through job creation and the preservation of the environmental integrity.
  • Improve the quality of life by maximizing economic and social opportunities for the region and its population.

News and Announcements

  • Seeking Qualified Individual as Case Manager The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority is seeking a qualified individual as case manager providing service planning to the frail elderly and disabled. Applicants can complete a SWODA application and ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 9:29 AM by Mary Peck
  • Volunteer advocates needed – Free training in Burns Flat! The Southwest Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. Volunteer Ombudsmen perform ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 7:34 AM by Mary Peck
  • SORTPO is seeking a qualified consultant SORTPO is seeking a qualified consultant to provide assistance in the development of transportation planning process and to provide transportation planning training to staff. Details for applying can be found ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 1:15 PM by Mary Peck
  • Building and Strengthening Intergenerational Relationships Never in the history of America has the population had more older adults than children. The increasing number of aging family members increases the need for support. Many adults are ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 7:26 AM by Mary Peck
  • Reduced cost eye exams and eyeglasses available for area elderly South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Aging Services, in cooperation with area optometrists, will be providing reduced cost eye exams and eyeglasses to elderly individuals in your area. Healthy eyes ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 6:54 AM by Mary Peck
  • Public invited to quarterly SWODA Aging Services Advisory Council meeting The Advisory Council for the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging will convene for a regular meeting at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2017, 8:11 AM by Mary Peck
  • SWODA Aging Services offers respite to caregivers Many caregivers struggle to provide care for their loved ones on their own. The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) believes it is important that ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2017, 8:11 AM by Mary Peck
  • REAP Meetings in Hobart and Sayre Please make plans to attend the annual REAP Meetings at the following locations:HOBART VO-TECH: Wednesday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m., 1000 S Bailey St, Hobart OK ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:50 AM by Mary Peck
  • Volunteer advocates needed – Free training in Burns Flat The Southwest Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. Volunteer Ombudsmen perform ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:20 PM by Mary Peck
  • Free dental services coming to southwest Oklahoma South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to bring MobileSmiles Oklahoma into our service area at no cost thanks to funding provided by Masonic ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:19 PM by Mary Peck
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