Vance Development Authority

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A Public Trust, the Vance Development Authority was created to support and undertake all reasonable efforts to maintain and improve the relationship between the citizens of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma and military and civilian personnel engaged in the military mission(s) at Vance Air Force Base; and,

  • To continue all reasonable efforts to maintain and expand quality facilities at Vance Air Force Base by  engaging in an ongoing program to ascertain the needs of the military at Vance and by obtaining public and private funding necessary to meet those needs;
  • To undertake all reasonable efforts to expand the mission of the military at Vance by ascertaining and obtaining military, business and industrial opportunities that have or will become available as a result of the implementation of BRAC recommendations;
  • To do all things reasonable and necessary to comply with the purposes of the Vance Development Authority as set out in its Trust Indenture.

Board Membership and Qualifications: Thirteen trustees comprised of the following:

  • One trustee shall be the Mayor or a City Commissioner of the City of Enid;
  • One trustee shall be a former Mayor of the City of Enid;
  • One trustee shall serve as a trustee of the Garfield County Industrial Authority;
  • One trustee shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors or an officer for the Enid Garfield County Development Alliance;
  • One trustee shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce;
  • One trustee shall be a member of the Air Force Association;
  • One trustee shall have retired from service with the United States Air Force;
  • One trustee shall serve as a director of officer of a hospital located within the corporate limits of the City of Enid;
  • One trustee shall be a licensed realtor with a business office located within the corporate limits of the City of Enid;
  • Four trustees shall be appointed from the public at large. 

Terms of Office:  Four years.

Staff Member Assignment:  Jerald Gilbert, 580-616-7246.

Current Membership:
    
Bill Shewey
    Terry Cox
    Mark Keefer
    Shaun Cummings
    Ernie Currier
    Roy "Fig" Newton
    Bruce Jackson
    Jon Blankenship
    Brent Kisling    
    Jim Henderson    
    Steve Barnes

2017 Meeting Schedule: 

DATE

TIME

PLACE OF MEETING

January 5, 2017

10:00 A.M.

Lower Level Conference Room

April 4, 2017

10:00 A.M.

Lower Level Conference Room

July 6, 2017

10:00 A.M.

Lower Level Conference Room

October 3, 2017

10:00 A.M.

Lower Level Conference Room

All meetings will be held in the City Administration Building, 401 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, Oklahoma, 73701.