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

  • Comment period on 2040 Tillman County Long Range Transportation is open for 30 days The Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SORTPO) is seeking public comment on the 2040 Tillman County Long Range Transportation Plan.  The Long Range Transportation Plan establishes the goals and ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:54 AM by Mary Peck
  • Comment period on 2040 Cotton County Long Range Transportation is open for 30 days The Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SORTPO) is seeking public comment on the 2040 Cotton County Long Range Transportation Plan.  The Long Range Transportation Plan establishes the goals and ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:52 AM by Mary Peck
  • Public engagement invited in development of long-range transportation plan for Washita County You are invited to a stakeholder meeting to engage the public in the early stage of developing a regional long-range transportation plan. Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:39 AM by Mary Peck
  • Public engagement invited in development of long-range transportation plan for Kiowa County You are invited to a stakeholder meeting to engage the public in the early stage of developing a regional long-range transportation plan. Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:38 AM by Mary Peck
  • 2017 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award The Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SORTPO) which is comprised of 16 counties in Western Oklahoma has been awarded a 2017 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:47 AM by Mary Peck
  • Elk City and SWODA Stars of the Southwest Impactful projects emanating from EDA’s Austin region were honored during the “Star of the Southwest” ceremony held as part of the 2017 Southwest Region Executive Directors Association (SWREDA) Annual ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:20 AM by Mary Peck
  • 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
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