OMMS Hires Tamera Johnson

December 19, 2018

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OMMS Brings on Tamera Johnson for HR and Database Expertise

TULSA, OK – Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS) hires Tamera Johnson to work part-time on human resources and database management, providing added value to cities and towns across Oklahoma.  

Steve Whitlock, OMMS Executive Director, met with Johnson in November; she begins on December 19, 2018. Johnson will assist with compilation of data, execute contact with member cities and provide value-added services to OMMS member cities and towns.

“We are thrilled to bring Tamera on board,” says Whitlock. “She brings decades of experience in human resources and business management, as well as nearly 20 years of municipal experience in Oklahoma.”

Johnson served as Deputy Clerk for the City of Woodward in 2001 and has since served as the Human Resources Director for the City of Shawnee. As a certified HR professional, Johnson is committed to advancing the profession, and oversaw all employment, benefits, retirement and union negotiations during her tenure.

“It is with great excitement that I accept the position with OMMS,” says Johnson. “I think that this organization will grow and develop into something much greater than anyone has yet imagined, and I am honored to be on the ground floor of it.”

OMMS is an interlocal cooperative organization in which many Oklahoma cities come together to offer management assistance and services to cities and towns across the state. For more information, visit


November 9, 2018

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OMMS Places Part-Time Administrative Help in Sperry 

SPERRY, OK – The Town of Sperry is proud to have partnered with Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS) to hire a part-time management consultant for the Town.

The Sperry Town Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Ed Tinker, long-time city manager, on November 8, 2018. It is expected he will assist with overall town operations and economic development for the Town of Sperry.

“Our town board has big goals for Sperry, and Mr. Tinker can help us work toward success for our community,” says Sperry Mayor Bill Butler. “We look forward to the experience and guidance Mr. Tinker will provide, from budgeting to economic development.”

Tinker brings more than twenty years of municipal experience to Sperry.

“Most of the time, town board members have full time jobs and responsibilities apart from their role with the town, so having assistance can be a big help,” says Tinker. “I believe my city management experience can help bridge the gap between the Town of Sperry and the state organizations that provide resources to Oklahoma cities and towns.”

Tinker has served as City Manager in Hugo, Drumright and Glenpool, creating financial stability and development during his tenure. He is a past board member of the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) and the Indian Nation Council of Governments (INCOG), as well as a current

member of the City Management Association of Oklahoma and the International City/County Management Association.

“Tinker brings professional management to a town looking to grow,” says Steve Whitlock, OMMS Executive Director. “Our goal is to connect these professionals to cities and towns across Oklahoma, and this model is a cost-efficient way to provide management resources to cities, large and small. We have many qualified, retired administrators and we hope this is the first of many municipal partnerships.”

OMMS is an interlocal cooperative organization in which many Oklahoma cities come together to offer management assistance and services to cities and towns across the state.