South Western Oklahoma Development Board presents service awards

posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:54 AM by Mary Peck

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 Burns Flat. SWODA Board Chairman John Schaufele presented the awards.

Board members receiving service awards were Lyle Miller, Custer County commissioner, 5 years service; John Gallagher, Harmon County municipalities representative, 10 years service; and Guy Hylton, at-large representative, 25 years service.

SWODA employees honored for their service were Josh Anderson, aging services case manager, 5 years service; Denice Sadler, aging services case manager, 10 years service; and Danette Traugott, E911 database technician, 10 years service.

Schaufele also presented Perfect Attendance certificates to SWODA board members who attended the meetings held from January through December of 2016. Members receiving awards were as follows: Anita Archer, at-large representative; Tim Binghom, Kiowa County commissioners; John Dee Butchee, Jackson County conservation district representative; Geary Caswell, Harmon County conservation district representative; Leo Goeringer, Washita County commissioner; Sterling Moore, Roger Mills County conservation district representative; and Tom Talley, Kiowa County municipalities representative.

SWODA Executive Director Debora Glasgow honored John Schaufele of Lone Wolf as the outgoing 2015-2016 board chairman. Schaufele served the board for 12 years.

SWODA comprises eight counties—Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita—covering over 7,000 square miles and approximately 110,000 residents. For more information, contact the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority at (580) 562-4882.