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Public Works Administration

Shawn O'Leary
Shawn O'Leary, P.E., CFM - Director of Public Works


The Mission of the Administration Division is to provide management support to the Engineering, Fleet, Stormwater, Street, and Traffic Control Divisions. 


The Administration Division is composed of the Director of Public Works and one Administrative Technician IV.

Director of Public Works - Shawn O'Leary, P.E., CFM

Administrative Technician IV - Cydney Karstens, MPA

(405) 366-5453


  • Evaluate and identify present and future community needs, establish priorities, formulate long and short range public works plan.  Research, develop and implement new strategies for innovative and improved service. 
  • Ensure all work is performed in conformance with appropriate standards and specifications and maintain awareness of federal and state regulations as they apply to various areas within the Public Works Department. 
  • Establish goodwill and resolve/respond to various issues by attending meetings, and through correspondence with various County, State and Federal regulatory agencies, civic and business associations, representatives of the press, City officials, citizens, and other City departments. 
  • Improve the appearance of the community through implementation of specific projects and programs. 
  • Implement American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Program with an eye toward “continuous improvement”.


  • Coordinate major highway improvement projects with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation including Interstate 35, State Highway 9, and US Highway 77 and Robinson Street Underpass.
  • Continue the process of compliance with EPA and ODEQ Phase II Storm Water regulations by fulfilling the requirements of the NPDES permit and educate the community on the regulations.
  • Reduce traffic congestion/delay by monitoring and upgrading current Traffic Signal Timing Program, capital projects and other pro-active traffic system improvements. 
  • Enhance traffic safety by continuing the Traffic Calming Program. 
  • Expand the City beautification program started as a litter control program including a right-of-way mowing and edging program through contract services and enhanced street sweeping operations. 
  • Enhance City’s storm water management and flood control programs through the successful completion of the Storm Water Master Plan.

Robinson Street UnderpassTraffic ControlStreet Maintenance ProjectStorm WaterFleet