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Lake Atoka Reservation Association

Lake Atoka is located 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City constructed the reservoir in 1959; it supplies water to Lake Draper in Oklahoma City through a 60-inch pipeline.

The Lake Atoka Reservation Association (LARA) was created by the City of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust, and the City of Atoka in 1974 to administer use of the Reservation, its resources and facilities.

Membership of LARA allows for eight members composed of the Mayors of Oklahoma City and The City of Atoka, the City Manager of Oklahoma City, the Chairman of the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT), one person appointed by the City of Oklahoma City for a two year period, and three citizens of Atoka County appointed by the City of Atoka.

Managing Board Members and Surrogates (as of April 5, 2007)

Charles McCall, Mayor, City of Atoka
Jay Voto, Surrogate Representative for Mayor McCall

Don Walker, City Manager, City of Atoka
Joye Angel , Surrogate Representative for Mr. Walker

John Smithart, Chief of Police, City of Atoka
Gene Dodson, Surrogate Representative for Chief Smithart

Joann Duckworth, City Treasurer, City of Atoka
Kelly Ingrum, Surrogate Representative for Ms. Duckworth

Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City
Bret Weingart, Surrogate Representative for Mayor Cornett

James D. Couch, City Manager, City of Oklahoma City
Monroe Hannon, Surrogate Representative for Mr. Couch

Pete White, Oklahoma City Councilman
Patrick J. Ryan, Surrogate Representative for Councilman White

David Holt, Citizen Member
City of Oklahoma City, Appointee

Craig Keith, Legal Counsel
City of Oklahoma City