2019 Upcoming Board Meeting Schedule
Current Board Members
City Manager - City of Ponca City
Phone: (580) 767-0301
Fax: (580) 767-0344
Craig Stephenson has 30 years of extensive experience in municipal government, serving the cities of Dodge City, Kansas, Enid and Ponca City, Oklahoma. He became the City Manager of Ponca City in 2009.
Craig received his B.A. and M.S. in Political Science from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, his Credentialed Manager designation from the International City Managers Association, and Accredited Manager designation from the City Management Association of Oklahoma.
He is a director on the board of Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, holding the office of Chair, and City Managers Association of Oklahoma, Past President and serving as a member of the CMAO Ethics Committee. He serves as President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration. Craig is Co-Chair of the Northeast Region of the Oklahoma Academy.
He received the Gerald D. Wilkins 2014 City Management Award for outstanding municipal government service. Craig is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials Class of 2018.
The City of Ponca City participates in OMAG’s Municipal Liability Protection Plan and the Municipal Property Protection Plan.
City Manager - City of Collinsville
Phone: (918) 371-1010
Fax: (918) 371-1019
Ms. Polk is currently city manager in Collinsville, a position she’s held for the past fourteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s degree. Pam is the first, and only, female city manager in Oklahoma to be credentialed through the International City/County Management Association based in Washington, D.C. She was awarded the prestigious Gerald Wilkins Award for Oklahoma City Manager of the Year in 2017. Ms. Polk also serves on the Oklahoma Municipal League Board of Directors as well as numerous other boards.
The City of Collinsville participates in OMAG's Municipal Liability Protection Plan and Municipal Property Protection Plan.
City Manager - City of Bartlesville
Phone: (918) 338-4282
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked for the City of Bartlesville in various leadership roles for over 12 years. He currently serves as the City Manager for the City of Bartlesville.
At the State level, Mike currently serves on the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, Oklahoma Municipal Liaison Board to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and the Oklahoma Mid-Sized Cities Coalition. Locally, Mike serves on the board of the Bartlesville Regional United Way and the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past board member of Leadership Bartlesville, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Friends of the Library, Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association, United Way Community Investment Committee, Governmental Finance Officers Association of Oklahoma, and chaired the Retail Committee of the 2013 Angelou Strategic Plan.
The City of Bartlesville participates in OMAG's Municipal Liability Protection Plan and Municipal Property Protection Plan.
Mayor - City of Checotah
Phone: (918) 473-5411
Fax: (918) 473-6302
Daniel currently serves as the Mayor for the City of Checotah. Mayor Tarkington began his career with Checotah in the City’s maintenance department and was elected Mayor in April 2015. Since becoming Mayor, he has been instrumental in the revitalization of the community. In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the City has held two festivals. Mayor Tarkington also started a beautification project, improving the City’s curb appeal along Highway 69 and Interstate 40 by clearing debris and installing an attractive white fence. Improvements have also been made to the sports complex and parks, including new lighting and the addition of ballfield fences, playground equipment, a pavilion and splash pad.
The City of Checotah participates in OMAG's Municipal Liability Protection Plan, Municipal Property Protection Plan, and and Workers' Compensation Plan.
City Manager- City of Broken Bow
Phone: (580) 584-2885
Fax: (580) 584-6898
Vickie began her career with Broken Bow in May 1997 at the City landfill and after 6 months transferred to City Hall as the Utilities Billing Clerk. In August 2005, she was promoted to City Clerk/Treasurer for the City and its Trusts, handling HR/Payroll; employee health insurance; workers’ compensation; auto, equipment and GL insurance coverages; minutes and agendas; and helping prepare the annual budget. She became City Manager in August 2011.
Her team is currently working on numerous projects, including infrastructure expansion and development projects as well as economic development. Broken Bow purchased 11 acres along the state highway and has installed sewer to help recruit new businesses. The City also accepted the donation of several downtown buildings that they are currently marketing for new business.
Vickie is married to Wade Patterson, who is the Executive Director at McCurtain County E.M.S. She and Wade are the proud parents of 5 children.
The City of Broken Bow participates in OMAG's Municipal Liability Protection Plan, Municipal Property Protection Plan, and Workers' Compensation Plan.
City Manager- City of El Reno
Phone: (405) 262-4070
Fax: (405) 262-9618
Jeremy is the City Manager of the City of El Reno. He previously served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Newkirk and the City of Cushing as well as the Emergency Management Director/Community Services Supervisor for the City of Muskogee. He has a Master’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Jeremy is a current member of the City Managers Association of Oklahoma (CMAO) and is a past board member.
The City of El Reno participates in OMAG’s Municipal Liability Protection Plan and Municipal Property Protection Plan.