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Press Release
December 12, 2016

OWRB Named Top Oklahoma Workplace for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) has been selected as one of The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces for a fourth consecutive year. The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by a third party research firm that focuses on organizational health and employee engagement.

"I congratulate the employees and leadership of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for being honored as one of Oklahoma’s 'Top Workplaces' for the fourth consecutive year," said Governor Mary Fallin. "This is a well-deserved recognition for the Water Resources Board, which again provides a great example of how state government can be efficient and responsive."

"We are very honored to be named to the list of Top Oklahoma Workplaces for a fourth year in a row, and also to be the only state agency to have made the list four consecutive years. This record of recognition has been due to several factors, but it starts with the people we have working here at the OWRB serving their fellow Oklahomans," said interim Executive Director Julie Cunningham. "Our staff is dedicated to the very important role of managing Oklahoma's water resources. The agency also provides great career opportunities for a wide range of educational backgrounds from science and engineering, to financial services and public service, to name a few. All Oklahomans can be proud of the quality of service and commitment with which the staff here works on their behalf."

Oklahoma’s water agency since 1957, 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. The primary duties and responsibilities of the agency—which employs approximately 100 scientists, engineers and financial analysts—include water use appropriation and permitting, water quality monitoring and standard-setting, financial assistance for water and sewer infrastructure, dam safety, floodplain management, water supply planning (including development of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan and the Water for 2060 Initiative), technical studies and research, and water resource mapping.

The Oklahoman published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, December 11th. For more information about the Top Workplaces, visit The Oklahoman's website or www.topworkplaces.com.

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