Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

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Okmulgee County is one of 77 counties in Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 39,685. Its county seat is Okmulgee.

Website evaluation

Okmulgee County does not appear to have an official website. A list of county officials can be found at the National Association of Counties website.[1]

Public records

The Tulsa World conducted a public records study submitting FOIA requests to eight counties and two large towns during the summer of 2012. The newspaper requested county payroll records, police radio logs and copies of emails from city managers or mayors.[2]

The public information officer, Okmulgee County payroll clerk Sally Sprouse, was reported as being stressed about the prospect of adding another item to her to-do list. “I don’t mean to be hateful, I just think a lot of this is nobody’s business really,” Sprouse said. “I don’t see why we have to give this information out.”[2]

External links

References

  1. NACo - Okmulgee County
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tulsa World, Requests for public records draw slow or no response, Aug. 20, 2012