Association of Central Oklahoma Governments
May 2016
Pump Your Pedals, Central Oklahoma
Get ready to pump your pedals, Central Oklahoma. May is National Bike Month! Six metro-area communities will celebrate with official events including Edmond, Guthrie, Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City and Yukon. 

The staff contact is John Sharp.
ACOG Seeks Public Comment
ACOG invites citizens throughout Central Oklahoma to review and comment on a preliminary version of the next Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) The TIP identifies all federally-funded surface transportation projects (transit, bicycle, highway, airport, etc.) expected to be carried out in the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) Area by city, county, state and local transportation agencies during federal fiscal years 2017-2020. The region includes Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties and parts of Canadian, Grady, Logan and McClain Counties. 

The staff contact is Holly Massie.
9-1-1 Training Software
9-1-1 ACOG has purchased new software for the 9-1-1 Institute, which will allow registrants to track completed coursework including certifications and re-certifications. 

The program, which integrates seamlessly with the ACOG website, improves overall management of curriculum, courses and scheduled classes. This includes initial enrollments through attendance posting, printing of certificates and management reporting.  Visit 9-1-1 Training  to create an account including username and password. 

The staff contact is Lysa Baker, ENP, RPL.
Sustainability Workshop
ACOG, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the Oklahoma Rural Water Association  will host a Sustainability Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 26. Topics include sustainable management for water/wastewater utilities  and an overview/hands-on-training of the water/wastewater planning guides. CECs are available. Space is limited to 21. Click here to sign up now .

The staff contact is John Harrington, P.G., CFM.
Economic Development 
Richard Clements, Manager of Economic Development, OG&E, is the newly-elected chair of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Advisory Committee housed at ACOG. Robin Krieger, VP Business & Industry Training and Economic Development, OSU-OKC, will serve as vice-chair. The CEDS is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen regional economies.  Click here for more information about the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District.

The staff contact is Karen Douglas, MBA, MLS.
Ozone Season
Between May and September, emissions called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) released from internal combustion engines chemically react in sunlight on hot, windless days and form ground-level ozone, a major component of smog. When weather conditions project the possibility of high, ground-level ozone, ACOG, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality declares an Ozone Alert Day. Click here to sign up for alerts

The staff contact is Eric Pollard.

Quick Links
ACOG is a proud supporter of ScienceFest Oklahoma. The Water Resources Division headed by John Harrington, P.G., CFM, and Central Oklahoma Clean Cities, which is housed at ACOG, both provided hands-on activity stations. 
55th Legislature
The second regular session of the 55th Oklahoma Legislature will adjourn Sine Die no later than 5 p.m., May 27.
About ACOG
ACOG is an organization of, by and for local governments that allows member entities to work in partnership to address issues or problems common to many jurisdictions. This regional cooperation serves to strengthen both the individual and collective capabilities of local governments.
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments 
John G. Johnson, J.D., Executive Director
21 E. Main St., Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 7310 4
P: (405) 234-2264
F: (405) 234-2200