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

  • SWODA Area Agency on Aging to conduct a public hearing The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority Area Agency on Aging will be conducting a public hearing at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 1, 2017, in its conference room located ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2017, 2:41 PM by Mary Peck
  • South Western Oklahoma Development Board presents service awards The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees honored the service of six board members and five SWODA employees at the monthly meeting held Tuesday, Dec. 13, in ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:54 AM by Mary Peck
  • Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma provides funding again to Oklahoma’s Area Agencies on Aging The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma has again partnered with the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA), along with other Area Agencies on Aging across the ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 10:49 AM by Mary Peck
  • Volunteer advocates needed! The Southwest Oklahoma Development Authority Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. Volunteer Ombudsmen perform invaluable ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 6:18 AM by Mary Peck
  • Comment period on Public Participation Plan concerning Transportation open for 45 days Comment period on Public Participation Plan concerning Transportation open for 45 days The Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SORTPO) is seeking public comment on the Public Participation Plan for ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 8:02 AM by Mary Peck
  • Just in case: Emergency Preparedness The extreme weather occurrences happening are a critical reminder of how quickly an unexpected emergency can disrupt normal living. Planning for an emergency that may never happen may not seem ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 8:01 AM by Mary Peck
  • Public invited to the 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 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in the ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:18 AM by Mary Peck
  • Take a few minutes during the holidays and visit the elderly Nursing home volunteers often see first-hand how the holidays affect residents. For many, the holiday season is a joyful time, but for some it can be sad and even ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:17 AM by Mary Peck
  • Family caregiving for seniors November is National Family Caregivers Month  to honor family caregivers for their hard work, compassion and tireless efforts in caring for their loved ones. While many caregivers live with the ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2016, 11:15 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 Nov 7, 2016, 11:14 AM by Mary Peck
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