GRDA is governed by a seven-member board of directors comprised of representatives from each GRDA customer class (municipals, electric cooperatives and industrials) as well as the GRDA lakes area. Two at-large representatives also sit on the board. Appointments are made by the Oklahoma Governor (3), Speaker of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate. Two other board positions are ex-officio positions, filled by the general manager of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) and executive director of the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO) or by their designees.
Board members serve staggered, five-year terms, with one position opening each year, to ensure continuity. Customer representation on the Board is characteristic of GRDA’s status as a customer-owned, customer-controlled public power entity. Board meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month and open to the public. Prior to the meetings, agendas are posted on this page.
Chairman, Appointed by the Oklahoma Speaker of the House
Ex-Officio, Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma Executive Director designee
Appointed by Oklahoma Senate President Pro-Tempore
Chairman-elect, Appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma
Ex-Officio, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives General Manager designee
Appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma
Thomas “Pete” Churchwell
Representing economic development interests, lake enthusiasts and property owners. Appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma.