Recipients of Governor's Commendation from Governor Mary Fallin
Bob Brandenburg and Council Chair, Gertrude Bowler
Lance Davis and Council Chair, Gertrude Bowler
Dean Jackson and Council Chair, Gertrude Bowler.
At the August 19th meeting, past appointed-members of the Council were awarded Governor's Commendations for dedicated service to the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council. The Commendation noted Governor Mary Fallin's appreciation for their diligent efforts to move the Council toward its vision "to create an Oklahoma transportation system that supports/meets the needs of all Oklahoma citizens including older adults, people with disabilities, and low income individuals."
Other non-attending past members receiving Commendations are: Julie Whitworth, Sandi Webster, Charla Sloan, Viplav Putta, Robert Moore, Dennis Melichar, Holly Massie, Charley LaSarge, Azure Herrera, Pam Henry, Vicky Golightly, Jason Ferbrache, and Mike Van Pelt.
Our history all began with United We Ride the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.
Executive Order 13330 signed by the nation's president on February 24,2004, established the new Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility, chaired by then-Secretary of Transportation. An outgrowth of this was United We Ride.
The Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council was created by the State's governor in 2006, and was most recently re-established through Executive Order 2015-11.
Initial funding for Oklahoma United We Ride was provided by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Subsequent program funding was provided through an Interagency Agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is the lead agency on coordinating the activities of the Council and development/administration of MyRide--Statewide. a web-based clearinghouse of Oklahoma's transportation resources.
Create an Oklahoma transportation system that supports/meets the needs of all Oklahoma citizens including older adults, people with disabilities and low income individuals.
UWR will Partner in the development, outreach, and marketing of the Oklahoma Mobility Management Network with the understanding that public awareness of existing transportation services has the potential to help Oklahomans meet their transportation needs.
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Irene Martin, Council Coordinator and Transportation Resources Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (405)951-3408 E-mail: email@example.com