December 2016 Board Meeting

The December board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the Vinita Headquarters Board Room.

Rothermel to serve as next GRDA CFO

Vinita -- Eddie Rothermel, an 11-year veteran of the Grand River Dam Authority, has been selected as the organization's next Chief Financial Officer.  He will succeed current CFO Carolyn Dougherty who will officially retire February 1, 2017. For over three decades, Rothermel has served in various accounting, auditing and financial management positions with Oklahoma state agencies. Prior to joining GRDA as Deputy CFO in 2005, he spent 15 years with the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector, where he served as audit manager.  He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO, Edmond) and is … More

Looking back on GRDA’s 2016: Part 1

Power for Progress... a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority  The year 2016 was one of expanding responsibilities, milestone moments, workforce accomplishments and even some difficult challenges for the Grand River Dam Authority. As the year now begins to wind down, it seemed appropriate to look back on some of the issues that made it such a memorable year for our workforce. Dealing with Mother Nature: While most of the heavy rains fell in the Grand River watershed in late 2015, GRDA rang in 2016 with floodgate operations at both Pensacola and Robert S. Kerr dams. On December 29, 2015, Pensacola Dam … More

GRDA to make more land available for PVA hunts along Neosho River

Miami – Two years ago, a partnership between the Grand River Dam Authority and the Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) resulted in increased hunting opportunities for PVA members. Today, a new agreement will result in even more opportunities. In 2014, GRDA first made some of its Ottawa County property (along the Neosho River) available to the PVA for the group’s annual “Great American Deer Hunt” for disabled veterans, which was hosted in cooperation with the River Bottom Sportsmen Club, the City of Miami, and Northeastern Oklahoma … More