In April 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation entered an agreement with OARC to oversee development of the regional transportation planning process and the regional public participation process in the non-metropolitan areas of the state. Three Councils of governments were selected as pilot projects: SWODA, NODA, and COEDD. The goals of the RTPO are to provide a regional forum for cooperative decision making about transportation issues and to serve as liaison between the local governments and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The exposure of the RTPO through Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils has allowed for an interest in collaborating planning among county commissions, mayors, circuit engineering districts, ODOT Division Engineers, city officials, business owners, and local citizens.
Transportation Plans, Mapping, Community Improvement
Provide technical assistance to local municipalities, create a forum for public participation, coordinate plans and programs with other organizations.
Counties in the Region
All county plans have been completed and the Long Range Transportation Plan is in process currently.
CDBG/CIP Job Description
The Central Oklahoma Economic Development District (COEDD) is seeking a candidate to fill a position for the Community Development Block Grant/Capital Improvement Planning (CDBG/CIP) administrator.
The CDBG/CIP administrator will work to design, develop, and implement CDBG Community Development Grants, Water/Wastewater Grants, and Capital Improvement Plans.
Strategically directs the use of CDBG funds including working with sub-grantees and monitors grant activities; administers the set-up of CDBG projects and activities in Grants.OK.Gov.
Track accomplishments and generate required reports; and coordinate the CDBG competitive grant program including application review, public hearings, and grant administration.
Manages the development of the 5-year Plan, Fair Housing Plan, Citizens Participation Plan, and other requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Implements the details of the CDBG program as well as provide leadership and vision in the development and guidance of other programs.
Analyzing spatial data using ESRI software
Create, update, and maintain geospatial data in ArcGIS software applications and databases.
Publish/Edit Content for ArcGis Online
Collaborate with municipalities and state organizations for data and training
Ability to conduct field GPS GNSS data collection using a Trimble TDC650
Create, update, and maintain municipal inventory and cost analysis.
Travel within and outside of the state
Performs other related duties as required/assigned.
The ability to obtain the Oklahoma CDBG Administration Certification
Hands on knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS desktop software including ArcMap and ArcPro.
Have a valid driver's license and insured person vehicle.
Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
Pay is based on experience.
Submit resumes to:
Attn: Pat McCormick
400 N. Bell Ave, Shawnee Ok 74801
Through the latest federal legislation, IIJA-BIL and the Bridge Formula Program, funds were made available to every state to assist in improving bridge conditions as part of the transportation infrastructure. This funding is available for improving not only highway bridges, but also city and county owned structures.
With intentionality, ODOT has made great strides in addressing Structurally Deficient bridges on the state highway system, moving Oklahoma from number 49 in the nation for worst highway bridges to number 7, however, there are still over 1700 SD bridges on the city and county system. In an effort to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in our state, ODOT is making funding available to address as many structurally deficient bridges that funding will permit.
As part of this funding, ODOT has established the SD City Bridge Program with the goal of providing financial assistance to replace or rehabilitate SD bridges on the city system. If you have an SD bridge(s) within your city limits and you are interested, please fill out the notice of interest at this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/abfd805554334da7ae773579e12e17e7 . This will help us prioritize the participation so that we can address as many SD bridges as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or Luke Bustos at email@example.com . We hope to hear from you soon!
Melissa Davis, PMP®, Program Manager
Local Government Division