Staying connected to Oklahoma communities
Look no further than Main Street in the Grand River Dam Authority’s municipal customer communities to see proof of the public power success that comes from working hard and working together.
As a member of 22 chambers of commerce and four local economic development associations, GRDA is active in many Oklahoma communities, and is dedicated to economic development, by providing resources and supporting economic growth.
Staying connected to customer communities and communities around the GRDA lakes and Illinois River region not only helps to sustain solid relationships but also gives GRDA an awareness and appreciation of the history and unique characteristics of each community. Working side by side with city leaders, community volunteers and event organizers, Team GRDA’s goal is to contribute to the promotion of Oklahoma hometowns.
Whether it’s a spring festival, 4th of July celebration, rodeo in the fall or winter carnival, GRDA can often be found participating alongside its Oklahoma neighbors. After all, community support is not limited to the homes, businesses and schools where Oklahoma live, work and learn, it also extends into the parks, arenas and along Main Street where Oklahomans celebrate and congregate.
Today, the Authority’s support of customer communities is as important as ever, as many are experiencing shrinking budgets that do not always allow line items for the events that help keep them unique. The Authority is proud to partner with, and help preserve, Oklahoma communities and traditions. After all, that is part of the greater public power tradition that has guided GRDA since 1935.
Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.
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