Carlton Landing Seeks Full-Time Town Administrator

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Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS) has been asked to assist the Town of Carlton Landing, Oklahoma, with their recruitment of a full-time Town Administrator.  Carlton Landing was incorporated in 2013 and currently consists of 178 households.  Carlton Landing is also home to Lake Eufaula, the largest-capacity lake in Oklahoma, with a surface area of 102,000 acres and 600 miles of shoreline.  The selected professional must excel at relationship management, demonstrating a management style that is motivational, responsive, open, inclusive and accessible. The individual will cultivate a welcoming, trusted and effective service culture that Town constituents can rely on and expect. Creativity, dependability, honesty, integrity, decency, and sound judgment will be evident attributes. The ideal candidate will possess thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and organizational attributes unique to municipal corporations, including a knowledge of government fund accounting and budgeting practices. Candidates with proficiency in general budget management combined with the management of outside professional teams/expert consultants will receive equal consideration.  This professional will also have the ability to prepare and present, both orally and in writing, comprehensive reports and data. This individual must work effectively with all staff levels, public officials, contractors, and the general public and to efficiently use computer applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database systems; and to assess and manage risk. The Town of Carlton Landing has an aggressive development plan executed through general bonds, tax increment finance (TIF) funding, and general tax revenues. This professional will have the primary responsibility of coordinating Town development activities and providing or overseeing project management to a group of contractors engaged in planning, development, maintenance and construction projects. The ability to work with finance teams and these implementation teams with a coordinated, well-managed process is a high priority for this position.

Interested candidates may contact Town Clerk-Treasurer, Dr. Jan Summers, at  The position is open until filled.




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


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.