Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency

Staff Direction

J. D. Strong
Bio and larger photo

J.D. Strong, Executive Director, provides leadership to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and manages day-to-day agency activities with assistance from:

  • Jerry Barnett, General Counsel;
  • Julie Cunningham, Planning and Management Division Chief;
  • Derek Smithee, Water Quality Programs Division Chief;
  • Joe Freeman, Financial Assistance Division Chief; and
  • Amanda Storck, Administrative Services Division Chief

Our Mission

The agency's Board members, management and staff have adopted and are guided in all OWRB policies, procedures and program activities by the following mission statement:

The mission of the OWRB is to enhance the quality of life for Oklahomans by managing, protecting, and improving the state’s water resources to ensure clean, safe, and reliable water supplies, a strong economy, and a healthy environment.


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