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Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference

35th Annual Governor's Water Conference

The annual Governor's Water Conference attracts hundreds of water officials and citizens who share an avid interest in Oklahoma's water resources. Each year, the latest developments in water management and quality, infrastructure financing, and many other related issues are addressed by state, federal, and local experts. Recipients of the Oklahoma Water Pioneer Award are recognized during a special ceremony.

Mark your calendars!

October 22-23, 2014
Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference
& Research Symposium
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City
Online registration will open September 1.

A special room rate of $122/night
for October 20-24 is now available
at the Renaissance Hotel.

This offer ends September 22.

2013 Water Conference (October 22-23, Midwest City, Oklahoma)

2012 Water Conference (November 13-14, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

2011 Water Conference (October 18-19, Norman, Oklahoma)

Oklahoma Water Pioneers

The Oklahoma Water Pioneer Award was initiated in 1985 to honor the men and women who have made significant contributions in the planning, development, management, and conservation of Oklahoma’s water resources. The award is presented each year at the Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference to individuals who have been nominated as a gesture of appreciation for their wisdom in developing Oklahoma’s great rivers and groundwaters, and for preserving the integrity and beauty of the state’s waters for future generations.
Ed Brocksmith
Ronn Cupp
Phil Richardson

Thomas R. Lay
Rick A. Smith

Drew Edmondson
Mike Melton
Diane Pedicord

James Barnett
Steven Moore
Gene Whatley
Jon Craig

Robbie Robbins (2008)
Mason Mungle (2008)
Garner Garrison (2008)

Don Kiser
Jerry Johnston
Ken Crawford

Ervin Mitchell
W.C. Austin

Jay M. Galt
Julian K. Fite

Joe Taron
Glenn Sullivan

Clifford Younger
Wes Watkins
Mark Coleman

Murray Williams
Mae Cooper
Frank Condon

James H. Norick
Ken McFall
Phillip B. Lorenz
Robert Johnson

Jim Murphy
James C. Leake
Michaele (Mike) Henson

Sidney D. Williams
Jimmie Pigg
James Eddie Phillips

Bill Secrest
Robert W."Bob" Portiss

John "Jack" Story Jr.
Dr. Wayne A. Pettyjohn
Lonnie L. Farmer

Donald R. Vandersypen
Phillip Klutts
Ladd Hitch
James M. Hewgley Jr.
Senator Henry Bellmon

Billy Ray Wilson
Paul E. Thombrugh
Oscar Hughes
Norman N. Durham
J.K. Lindsey
Bonita Hoeme
Gerald E. Borelli

Larry D. Wornom
Paul F. Miller
J.D. Fleming

Paul H. Horton
Sen. Ray A. Giles

Jack L. Grimmett, Sr.
Gov. Raymond D. Gary
Herber Finch Jr.
Ed Edmondson

Hoyt Shadid
Lt. Col. Eddie L. Morris
George B. Hill

Gov. George Nigh
E.F. "Doc" Coker
M.G. Barclay
Robert H. Anderson

Loyd F. Pummill
Ira C. Husky
Robert B. Harbison
George E. Failing
Morrison B. Cunningham
Julius W. Cox
Clarence Burch

H. Duane Stratton
Joseph F. Rarick
Guy N. Keith
R.K. Johnson
Charles G. Huddleston
Houston Adams

Col. Francis J. Wilson
A.A. Sewell
Orville B. Saunders
George W. Reid
James H. Irwin
W.R. Holway
James "Buster" Hight
Marvin T. Edmison
Early R. Cass
LT. Gov. Spencer Bemard
Clarence Base

V. Ray Trent
David R. Strickland
Leonard A. Solomon
Harold B. Scoggins
Marvin Scherler
Frank Raab
P. Ward Perryman
Harold Norris
Forrest Nelson
Donald 0. McBride
L.L. (Red) Males
Richard C. Longmire
Glade R. Kirkpatrick
Robert S. Kerr Jr.
Sen. Robert S. Kerr
Newton R. Graham
Nolen J. Fuqua
L.B. (Ed) Edinger
Ferdie J. Deering
Jacques Cunningham
Bemice N. Crockett
Dr. Lloyd E. Church
Francis J. Borelli


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