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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

  • OBN PROVIDES MEDICATION LOCK-BOXES TO PREVENT HOME DRUG THEFT The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) is providing 500 lock-boxes to Oklahomans at no cost as part of an effort to prevent home medication theft.  OBN purchased the lock ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 3:31 PM by Mary Peck
  • SWODA seeks Workforce Monitor South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) is accepting resumes for a full time workforce program monitor. Duties include monitoring and overseeing participant information for programmatic and financial compliance. Some travel ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 10:11 AM by Michael Ryburn
  • Free training on legal aspects of starting a business  Everyone is invited to the free business classes hosted by Leadership Elk City Class 1, South Western Oklahoma Development Authority, City of Elk City and the Elk City Chamber of ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2015, 9:54 AM by Mary Peck
  • Free dental appointments filling up fast If you are 55 or older, live in SWODA’s eight-county service area and have no dental insurance, then you may be eligible for free dental service at MobileSmiles ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 9:52 AM by Mary Peck
  • Free entrepreneurship training sessions begin April 13 in Elk City A seven-session entrepreneur training begins Monday, April 13, for prospective, new and established business owners. Sessions are each week from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Western Technology ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 7:30 PM by Michael Ryburn
  • Assistance available to give caregivers a break Are you caring for a parent, spouse or grandchild and need a break? Assistance is available from the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency of Aging (AAA). For ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 11:12 AM by Mary Peck
  • 55 or older eligible for free dental service regardless of financial status If you are 55 or older, live in SWODA’s eight-county service area and have no dental insurance, then you may be eligible for free dental service at MobileSmiles ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 7:50 AM by Mary Peck
  • GLASGOW TO STAR IN MOVIE BURNS FLAT - South Western Oklahoma Development Authority's Debora Glasgow has landed a role in the new Paramount Motion Picture's movie "A place for Forrest". The movie is directed ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 6:49 AM by Michael Ryburn
  • Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma and SWODA are bringing MobileSmiles Oklahoma to the area The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is bringing MobileSmiles Oklahoma to our area at no charge thanks to funding provided by Masonic Fraternity of ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 12:55 PM by Michael Ryburn
  • Sayre Home for sale SWODA has a spec home available for sale in Sayre at 23 Fairway Drive.  This home is 1,954 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  This open ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2015, 7:43 AM by Michael Ryburn
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