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Suggested Speakers for Neighborhood Meetings

Police Community Relations (PCR) Officers – These are the guys charged with looking after your neighborhood. They know all about crime prevention and what you can do to make your neighborhood safer; have them come have a word with your neighbors. Check out a map here to determine your Police Division.

Central OKC – Southwest Division
MSgt Michael Loruse …………………………………………………. 316-4525

East OKC – Springlake Division
MSgt Erick Huff…………………………………………………………. 316-5138

North OKC – Hefner Division
MSgt Robert Skalla…………………………………………………….. 316-5035

South OKC – Santa Fe Division
MSgt Steven Brackeen………………………………………………… 316-4806

Your council representative votes on issues every week that directly affect your neighborhood. Put a face on City Hall for your neighbors and invite your councilor to speak to your neighbors in person. Go to okc.gov/council to determine your ward and for council contact info.

Your local OKC Firefighters don’t want to fight fires, they want to prevent them! Invite an OKC Firefighter to speak to your group about fire safety, prevention and other helpful tips.  Contact Capt. Jere Korthanke at the Fire Marshall’s Office, Jere.Korthanke@okc.gov or 297-3318. Need help finding your local station? Call Tess at Chief Marc Woodard’s office 297-3335.

Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s Kathryn Adams is Foster Care Manager and would love to speak to your neighborhood about the foster program and all the great services this organization provides. Call 405-286-1229 x6.  okhumane.org

Jennifer McClintock at the OKC Parks Dept has an awesome presentation to share with your neighborhood about all the wonderful parks and rec resources available to our citizens, from classes and kids’ programs to hidden natural gems.
You can reach her at 297-3903 or Jennifer.McClintock@okc.gov.

OKC Action Center is a unique resource for OKC citizens: one number for all your code enforcement concerns, and its manager, Beth Crounse, loves to tout the capabilities of this valuable OKC asset. She can be reached at 297-1340 or Beth.Crounse@okc.gov.

Rebuilding Together (rebuildingtogetherokc.org) makes homes safe, warm, and dry for low-income senior citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Have a representative  come out to speak about how to identify those neighbors that can use help with weatherization and other repairs. Call at 607-0464.

The Community Action Agency of OKC has a variety of programs to offer to neighborhoods including free printing of neighborhood newsletters, free tax services, home repair and weatherization, and many more. Call to line up a speaker, 232-0199 x2300 or ExecDir@CAAofOKC.org

Oklahoma City Beautiful has a simple mission: to improve the image and appearance of Oklahoma City.  Have a representative speak at your next meeting about all the ways your neighborhood can reach for that goal with LitterBlitz, recycling bins for events, Adopt-a-Park,  Graffiti-Be-Gone, Yard of the Month and more. Check out OKCBeautiful.com or contact them at 525-8822.

Franklin Barnes of the Office of Emergency Management can speak to your neighborhood about preparedness, response, and recovery for natural and man-made hazards, as well as bring you best practices interpreting Outdoor Warning System sirens. Contact him at  Franklin.Barnes@okc.gov or 605-8200.

RSVP of Central OK, and organization that links 55-or-older adults with volunteer opportunities in OKC, would like to promote their Provide-A-Ride program by speaking with your neighborhood.  This program furnishes free transportation to medical appointments for adults age 60 and older.  Contact Lisa Davenport to have her speak to your group lisa.davenport@rsvpokc.org or call (405) 605-3110.

EMSA is available to talk with associations about the Total Care program. TotalCare from EMSA, an ambulance subscription program that offers valuable benefits in EMSA’s service areas. The program is designed to cover the out-of-pocket costs, such as co-payments and deductibles, that Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies assign to their members. Unlike standard “gap” insurance coverage, TotalCare covers all EMSA emergencies. Contact Lara O’Leary  lara@emsa.net

Metro OKC Coalition: OKC Storefront Beautification Project is a city-wide initiative to encourage and empower the citizens of Oklahoma City to beautify our communities and prevent underage access to alcohol and tobacco through the reduction, or elimination of excessive convenience store advertisements and signage. Have a representative speak at your next meeting about how you can help make a change. Contact Miguel Soto at 405-840-1359 or E-mail: msoto@eagleridgeok.org

The City of Oklahoma City Utilities Department’s Water Conservation Program is available to attend your neighborhood association meetings to discuss efficient water use. Contact Malarie Gotcher at 405-297-3380 or E-mail: WaterConservation@okc.gov. You can also attend their workshops and events listed on SqueezeEveryDrop.com.