Grant County Oklahoma District 2

Grant County District 1 BuildingThe District 2 shop is located at:
524 N. Front St.
Medford OK  73759
Shop Phone: (580) 395-2859
Fax: (580) 395-2926

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Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt - Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt

Commissioner Bobbitt was elected to office Jan. 1, 2005. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2020.

District 2 maintains more than 160 bridges and more than 600 miles of road.

OFFICE: (580) 395-2859
CELL PHONE: (580) 541-8950
E-MAIL: cindybobbitt8950@gmail.com

Grant County District 2 Commissioner & Employees

District 2 - News

2020

April 1 is Census Day.  Have you filled out your 2020 Census? The Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee has been working to make sure you know why it's important for Grant County that you to complete your census.  This newsletter is coming to your mailbox soon.  Preview and Read more here:

Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee - Everyone Counts!

Medford, OK – The 2020 Census count is less than one month away.  The Grant County Complete County Committee (CCC) Ambassadors held their monthly meeting March 5 at the Grant County District 2 Shop in Medford. Cindy Bobbitt, Chair, called the meeting to order with members Max Hess, Kathy Morrison, Cindy Pratt, Rose Moyer, Sherri Eulberg and Dessie Scott in attendance. More of the story

Lead and Copper Testimony before Congress

Washington DC - On February 11, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Testifying on behalf of NACo, Grant County, Okla. Commissioner and NACo’s Central Region Representative Cindy Bobbitt discussed the county role in providing clean and reliable drinking water to residents.

In her testimony, Commissioner Bobbitt informed members of the subcommittee that county governments are responsible for protecting local air, water and land resources. She stated, “Counties across the country share our federal partners’ concerns and are committed to doing all we can to eliminate lead contamination in all of America’s drinking water systems.” More . . .

 

Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
Meets to Enhance Outreach

Medford, OK – U.S. Census Bureau Patricia Woodward, Partnership Specialist, met with the Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) at the Grant County District 2 Shop in Medford on January 21.  This meeting focused on information to educate the CCC leaders about the 2020 Census and their role in the committee to enhance outreach.

The Grant County CCC membership was officially sworn in as “Census Ambassadors” by Woodward and was provided training to lead and operate effectively.  Cindy Bobbitt, Grant County District 2 Commissioner, was recognized as the Chair of the Grant County CCC and her efforts in raising awareness of the census to ultimately increase self-response and participation rates. More

 

2019

Grant County Awarded $3.468 Million in Grant Fund
for County Owned Bridge Replacement Project

MEDFORD, OK – Grant County Commissioners are pleased to confirm that $3.468 million was awarded to Grant County through the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant to replace 34 county owned bridges.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao made the announcement earlier this month that Grant County in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) was one of the 20 awarded project grant recipients.

“This project will correct 20% of Grant County’s structurally deficient bridges, . . More

 

 

 

THANK YOU NOTE

The Grant County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) would like to thank the following for writing letters of support for the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant application submitted in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on December 4, 2018. 

As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the Grant County application was successful and is being awarded $3.468 million from the U.S. Treasury’s General Fund in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.  The project will replace 34 structurally deficient bridges at a total cost of $10.3 million with the balance in matching funds from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Circuit Engineering District 8 (County Bridge & Road Improvement (CBRI) fund), Grant County Cash Highway Fund (County Improvements for Roads & Bridges (CIRB) fund), and Grant County Surface Transportation Funds (STP).

We know that these letters took a great deal of time, energy and effort.  We also acknowledge that these letters were instrumental in helping Grant County tell our story of why this grant application was vital for the economic growth in Grant County.  The Grant County BOCC looks forward to completing this project on time and on budget. Again, thank you all for your time and support.

Max L. Hess, District 1 Commissioner
Cindy R. Bobbitt, District 2 Commissioner
Steve Stinson, District 3 Commissioner

For a list of all the Project Parties, Government Officials, Government Offices & Services, Transportation Organizations or Companies, Economic Development organizations, Educational Institutions, Trade Organizations, Non-profti Organizations, & Businesses & Individuals. Please see the attached Note & List

Grant County Commissioners Attend Leadership Day at the White House

The White House has invited every county commissioner in the country to attend a series of 35 summits held at the Old Executive Office Building.  In addition to county commissioners, other county officials, city mayors and tribal leaders totaling more than 2000 have participated over a two-year period. More

President Donald Trump and Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt meet in the Oval Office - Official White House photo by Tia Dufour

 

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence meets with local officials from Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska at the State Leadership Day – Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

 

Grant County District #2 Employee Receives Roads Scholar Certificate

Jason Kilian 7 Arthur Jones, Operator, Ganrt County District #2, recently recently received a Certifcate of Completion of the Roads Scholar Program offered through the Local Technical Assistance. More

2018

County Leaders from Oklahoma Invited to the White House - Vice President Mike Pence Thanked Counties for Their Work and Being the Boots On The Ground

County leaders from the state of Oklahoma were invited to the White House to develop a working relationship between the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and counties and cities. There were over 30 county commissioners from Oklahoma including Grant County Commissioners Cindy Bobbitt and Max Hess. Additionally, Oklahoma Municipal League Executive Director Mike Fina and other City Mayors and officials were in attendance.  In total there were over 50 representing Oklahoma.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) hosted Oklahoma officials in a pre-briefing on issues of importance to counties, including the farm bill, transportation, education, PILT, SRS and the opioid crisis, just to name a few.  Executive Director Matt Chase welcomed the county commissioners followed by greetings from Cindy Bobbitt, NACo Central Region Representative. 

Despite the drenching rain the following day, officials took a tour of the White House in the morning and in the afternoon went to the White House Conference in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  Britt Carter, Associate Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs served as facilitator.  Carter is a true friend of county government and said Trumps Administration will work with local government!

Vice President Mike Pence was well spoken; he recognized the importance of counties and that counties are the boots on the ground, the ones doing the work! He relayed that President Trump couldn’t make it to our meeting as he was out of town; however, Pence pointed out that he was hearing the President’s helicopter coming in to land as he was speaking with us.  Pence said that President Trump believes that we all need to lead by asking questions, and that is what he does.  He shared numerous stories’ including building our nation’s economy that presently has grown over 4% this year.  During the election the press said that would never be accomplished, but it continues to grow.  A group picture was taken followed by a few “selfies” that Pence allowed. More

 

Grant County 2018 REAP Grant Completed

Grant County District 2 recently completed a matching FY-2018 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant administered through Northern Oklahoma Development Authority (NODA).  The project justification was to increase the safety of school bus routes by upgrading shale roads to rock roads. More

Final laying of rock - County Road 1100 north of Logan Rd

Windrowing rock on County Road 980 south of Highway 11

WTS International - Oklahoma Chapter Honors Four Recipients

Four recipients were honored at The Oklahoma Chapter of WTS International’s inaugural Scholarship and Awards Gala. From L to R: Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt, Crystal Baird, Mike Patterson (on behalf of ODOT), Susan Davis and Tim Gatz (keynote)

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma Chapter of WTS International honored four recipients during its inaugural Scholarship and Awards Gala at the Oklahoma History Center. Crystal Baird was recognized as the organization’s first scholarship recipient, while Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt, Chapter President Susan Davis, P.E., and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) were also honored. The awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that support the advancement of women in the transportation industry and that promote the importance of WTS in the business community. More

Women in Government Leadership Program

Cindy Bobbitt was driving a tractor along a rutted road in rural Oklahoma one day in 2004 when part of her seeding equipment broke. She had long been frustrated by the poor condition of local roads and bridges, and this was the final straw. She decided to run for a seat on the Grant County Board of County Commissioners. She faced long odds: At the time, only three of the state’s more than 200 county commissioners were women.

But Bobbitt won and has since made upgrading Oklahoma’s long-neglected infrastructure her top priority. . . . More

 

 

Bobbitt Delivers Message to Capitol Hill

Federal Policies matter to Counties and Counties matter to America

America’s infrastructure, multigenerational poverty, the opioid crisis and agriculture issues were just some of the important topics that nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials tackled as they gathered March 3-7 for National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2018 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  The conference came less than a month after President Donald Trump signed a massive two-year budget agreement.

Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt attended the conference, meeting with administrative leadership and congressional representative on Capitol Hill to deliver the message that federal policies matter to counties and that counties matter to America. More

2017

FHWA peer exchange maps new ways to roadway safety

Each year, American roads take almost six times the number of lives lost during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the National Safety Council, the 2016 death toll alone on public roads crossed 40,000.  These are not mere statistics; these are our neighbors, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, co-workers and friends.  The deaths are linked to human error, bad roads, technology-distracted drivers and drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol. Continued

Rich or Poor, Urban or Rural, Counties Matter
Bobbitt Participates in the Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum

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Congressman Lucas Presents Commissioner Bobbitt with a US Flag Flown over the US Capitol

Cindy Bobbitt, Grant Count Commissioner, has been presented with the flag of the United States of America that was flown over the United States Capitol on June 6, 2017. At the request (More)

 

Grant County District 2 Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt Testifies before Congress February 15, 2017

Read the Enid News and Eagle article - Emily Summars

2016

Grant County 2016 Aspire Award Recipient

Grant County received first place in the 2016 Aspire Award presented during the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Los Angeles County California July 22-26. More

Left to Right: Bill Jasien - NACo FSC Chair, Bryan Desloge - President national Association of Counties, Cindy Bobbitt Grant County Commissioner Dist. 2, Rob Bilo - Nationwide VP of Business Development and Relationship management.

CPR Classes Held Recently

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes were recently held in Grant County during the nation’s celebration of County Government Month. Pat Ronck, County Commissioner for District 3, during a Board of County Commissioners meeting asked the county Emergency Manager if he could become qualified to teach the course. More

Oklahoma State Legislature Proclaims County Government Week

Both the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Oklahoma Senate passed resolutions this week to proclaim April 11-15, 2016, as County Government Week. The resolutions were made in recognition of county government and the services provided by county government. More

Grant County officers met with State Rep. John Pfeiffer at the Oklahoma State Capitol during County Government Week.

Pictured L to R: District 3 Commissioner Pat Ronck, Clerk Sherri Eulberg, District 2 Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt, Rep. John Pfeiffer, and Treasurer Penny Dowell.

2015

U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas tours Grant County federal transportation project

2014

Grant County District #2 wins $1000

Rep. Lucas Meets with Grant County Commissioners to Discuss Transportation Issues

ALS 5 gallon Ice Bucket Challenge

Deer Creek REAP Grant Completion

Town of Lamont, Oklahoma Spring Festival