Airports finance division cited
For the 20th straight year, the Oklahoma City Department of Airports finance division has been recognized for its accounting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for preparation of its 2011 annual financial report. “Receiving this award for twenty years in a row is a significant achievement by the department's financial division,” said Mark Kranenburg, director of airports. “It acknowledges the high quality of financial reporting performed by our staff and reflects the financial transparency and accountability of our financial reporting.”
Tribe begins building center
SULPHUR — Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby was joined Thursday by tribal and local officials and dozens of area residents to mark the beginning of construction of the new Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center at the intersection of State Highway 7 and U.S. 177. The new center, adjacent to the Artesian Hotel currently under construction, will serve as a gateway to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Constructed of native stone, copper and glass, the split-level visitor center will include an information desk, orientation theater, a multipurpose gallery, restrooms and a gift shop on the street level. Office space will be on the lower level. Once complete, the center will provide information and tell the story of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the only national park established at the request of an American Indian tribe. The center is expected to be completed next year.