OC Alumnus Ray Vaughn Earns National Award

The National Association of Counties recently recognized Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn (70) with the prestigious 2011 County Courthouse Award for Innovative Governance, sponsored by Siemens.

As part of the award, Siemens presented a $5,000 scholarship on Vaughn’s behalf to OC’s School of Engineering. 

NACo honored Vaughn for his dedication to improving the lives of Oklahoma County’s residents, including his leadership in the county’s acquisition of a shuttered General Motors manufacturing plant. The county leased the facility to Tinker Air Force Base, the area’s largest single-site employer. By doing this, nearly all of the 2,400 jobs lost as a result of the plant closure are on track to be replaced.

Spring 2012

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