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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.


  • 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

  • The Voice of Aging Training at Cordell Community Center The eight-area SWODA Ombudsman Volunteers encourage everyone to join them in the rewarding effort of advocacy for residents within long-term care homes.  A free training is planned at ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:28 AM by Mary Peck
  • Legislators present over $1 million in grant funding The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) and Oklahoma legislators presented over $1 million to 41 different communities on Friday, Feb. 19. Senator Mike Schulz, Representative Harold Wright, Representative David ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2016, 6:11 AM by Mary Peck
  • Springtime activities for seniors Spring is a perfect time to do activities with seniors. People can have fun at any age. The weather is nicer than just a few weeks ago. Sunny warm days ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 7:27 AM by Mary Peck
  • Senior sites offer more than meals South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) area senior meal site programs offer a variety of services along with noon meals to seniors in Altus, Cheyenne, Granite, Hollis, Mangum, Mountain View ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 7:25 AM by Mary Peck
  • PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS LEGAL NOTICE  PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS  The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is currently accepting bids to provide caregiver services to elderly ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 2:07 PM by Mary Peck
  • SWODA Aging Services provides information and assistance The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides information about AAA services and other community programs concerning the elderly through the Information and Assistance (I ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 6:50 AM by Mary Peck
  • Training for ombudsman volunteers at Welcome Center in Mangum Have you ever heard that strange word “Ombudsman”? Ever wonder what it means? A Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman is an advocate for residents that reside in nursing homes, assisted ...
    Posted Feb 29, 2016, 7:16 AM by Mary Peck
  • Fall prevention crucial for senior citizens Statistics prove that one in every three individuals aged 65+ fall each year.  Subsequently falls put us at risk of injury – sometimes even serious. Furthermore, falls are costly in both ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 6:51 AM by Mary Peck
  • 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 29, 2016, in its conference room located ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 7:17 PM by Mary Peck
  • SWODA has free coats for children and adults in Southwest Oklahoma The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) has lightweight coats, heavyweight coats, hoodies and sweatshirts for children and adults thanks to the generosity of area citizens. New and “gently” used ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2016, 9:54 AM by Mary Peck
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