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FireFighter Day in Jay, OK

The City of Jay will be hosting a Fire Fighter's Day at the city park in Jay, OK on September 22, 2018. There will be a fish fry, horse shoe tournament, bouncy house, dunk tank and water fun for the kids provided by the fire fighters. For more information check out the flyer link below or check out their Facebook page here for more details or to ask questions. Hope to see everyone there!!

Click here for the Flyer.                     Click here for the Jay Fire Dept. Facebook page.

New AAA Resources

We Have a brand new Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Resource Directory page full of all the information that you will need.

                                                                                                   Click here to be directed.                                                        

 

Washington / Nowata county LRTP.

The Washington / Nowata LRTP is now avalible for the 30-day review / comment phase until the end of August. Click the link below to be redirected to the pages.

                                                                                                   Click here to be directed.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Grand Gateway Economic Development Association is to:

  • Serve as a forum for local governments to communicate, cooperate and act regionally to provide efficient governmental services throughout the seven counties
  • Encourage an entrepreneurial attitude toward local government
  • Promote a growing and diverse regional economy
  • Pool human and financial resources to address local and regional services
  • Provide technical expertise for its members and coordinate various planning, safety, infrastructure, transportation and service needs among counties, cities and towns
Represent the region to the state and federal governments
About Grand Gateway Economic Development Association

What is Grand Gateway EDA?

Grand Gateway Economic Development Association is a cooperative created by local governments (cities, towns and counties) to serve local governments.  These cooperatives are commonly known as Councils of Governments (COGs), Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs), Economic Development Districts (EDDs), Sub-state Planning Districts (SSPDs).

What is the purpose of Grand Gateway EDA?

The organization provides a network for local governments to identify and solve community issues.  It is the forum for local governments to communicate, cooperate and to act regionally to address problems and effectively provide governmental services throughout the seven counties.  Grand Gateway can and has spoken on the behalf of the region to both the state and federal governments.

What area does Grand Gateway EDA serve?

Grand Gateway EDA serves the seven northeast counties of Oklahoma encompassing fifty-three cities and towns.  This area of the state is known as Green Country where the foothills of the Ozarks meet the rolling prairie.  Also known as the lake region, the service area is home to Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Lake Hudson, Spavinaw Lake and Lake Eucha, Oologah Lake, Copan Lake, designated scenic rivers such as the Illinois River and Flint Creek, and the world’s most inland port, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, on the Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System.  Counties in the Grand Gateway area include Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Ottawa and Washington.

GGEDA Service Area

Who governs Grand Gateway EDA and how are they selected?

Member governments appoint members to the Grand Gateway Board of Directors. 
Each county appoints two board members. Cities with a population greater than 4000 appoint one representative, and cities with a population exceeding 8,000 appoint two members.  Small cities select a representative through an annual nominating process representing small towns by county. 

Minority representatives are chosen by an annual election, and other governments are represented by county (schools, rural water districts, conservation districts, vocational technical schools).  Other board members include economic development interests such as the Inter-Tribal Council and the Cherokee Nation, Tulsa Port of Catoosa and Mid-America Industrial Park as nominated by the Grand Gateway board of directors.