On May 1st, 2018, OMAG Trustee and Mannford Administrator Mike Nunneley lost his battle with cancer. All of us at OMAG wish to share our thoughts and prayers with his family, his friends, and his colleagues at the Town of Mannford, and join in their profound sadness at the loss of Mike. As much of a genuine pleasure it has been for him to be a part of OMAG, we can only imagine the hole that his passing has left with those that had the chance to work and live with him more closely.
OMAG’s membership elected Mike to the OMAG Board of Trustees in 2016. Mike served as Administrator for the Town of Mannford, Oklahoma, since 2005. Both Mannford and OMAG enjoyed the benefit of Mike’s extensive municipal experience, from serving as Mayor of Granite (and later as their first Town Administrator), and other roles in education and finance. Mike volunteered his time to assist other communities across the State as a frequent speaker at Town Board and City Council meetings on issues of governance and management. He received numerous awards, including being named as the Oklahoma City Manager of the year in 2015. Mike was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City & Town officials in 2017. Mike served Mannford, OMAG, and Oklahoma with distinction and skill.
OMAG and its 376 member Municipalities will feel the loss of his skill, expertise, and counsel. We already miss his warm smile, his joy, and his servant's heart that was always focused towards those he loved: his friends, family, and the people of Oklahoma.
You will be missed, Mike.