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Welcome to Oklahoma County District 2. District 2 includes the communities of Bethany, Choctaw, Harrah, Nichols Hills, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, and Woodlawn Park, as well as unincorporated areas in eastern Oklahoma County and areas of west, northwest and south Oklahoma City. Learn more below.
You are the reason we are here. District 2 is committed to working with the community to provide ethical and responsible government so everyone can enjoy the benefits of living and working in Oklahoma County.
My staff and I are dedicated to providing you with the assistance you need. Please make use of the resources available here. If you do not find the information you require, or have questions or concerns, please contact us. Feel free to let me know what District 2 can do to better serve you by calling my cell phone: 405-824-3120.
District 2, Oklahoma County Commissioner
Both Wiley Post and Will Rogers World Airports and Tinker Air Force base are withing District 2, making it the most aviation-intensive county commissioner district in the state of Oklahoma.
See the District 2 map below. You may also view or download the map PDF file here.
Oklahoma County District 2 includes the communities of:
Bethany • Choctaw • Harrah • Nichols Hills • Valley Brook • Warr Acres • Woodlawn Park
Also included in District 2 are most of far west and south Oklahoma City west of MacArthur and south of the Oklahoma River. The district also includes most of the unincorporated areas in southeast and east Oklahoma County as far north as Memorial Road.
District 2 includes residential, commercial and industrial segments, including the I-240 commercial corridor and historic Capitol Hill. It is a blend of urban, semi-rural and rural areas with a diverse population base, including much of the county's Hispanic population. Its educational institutions include public schools from a number of districts as well as Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma City Community College and OSU-OKC.
Because of the number of suburban communities within District 2, the county and various municipalities work closely on joint road and bridge projects.
I recently launched the SHINE campaign - Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere - a comprehensive initiative to clean up our district. I wanted to let you know more about it so we can work hand-in-hand to make a real difference.
SHINE's goal is to assist schools, parks and neighborhoods with projects that will make a lasting improvement. This program will facilitate building a stronger and more well-rounded community by bringing the many facets of a community together such as schools, students, non-profits, government and citizens.
Watch Commissioner Maughan's Shine Foundation presentation
Local Perspectives with Reid Mullins interviewing District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan.
This interview highlights the great contributions and efforts of the District 2 Shine Program Initiative.
Listen to the Local Perspectives Radio Interview
What is SHINE?
SHINE stands for Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere. It was created by Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan to better serve the public and to make low-level offenders do true community service.
Under SHINE, judges sentence non-violent offenders to do a certain number of hours of community service. They are assigned to supervised SHINE crews who go out into the community to do meaningful work that makes Oklahoma County neighborhoods and business districts safer, cleaner, better places for all.
How much does SHINE save?
So far SHINE has reduced jail populations by about 80 inmates per day. At a daily incarceration cost of about $40 per inmate, that’s a savings of almost $1.5 million in just the first year of SHINE. Plus, the county is not liable for medical services to those not in jail.
SHINE also saves uncounted dollars by deploying non-salaried SHINE crews who are working off their debt to society to do work that would ordinarily cost taxpayer dollars. When SHINE crews remove dumped trash, trim brush or clear out a transient camp on public property, they do the work or a county or city crew of a dozen or more. SHINE has saved money for local schools, city governments and non-profit groups alike.
What are some SHINE success stories?
Crystal Lake in far west Oklahoma City is the city’s largest public park, but it had become almost unusable thanks to widespread dumping of refuse. SHINE crews have worked for months to remove some 2,200 dumped tires, clear brush, trim trees and upgrade the lakefront. Now, youth and Scouting groups are planning to return to Crystal Lake, a restored jewel of the city park system.
SHINE has also partnered with local police to remove graffiti from both public areas and private property, with owner permission. When police spot new graffiti, they relay the location to SHINE and a crew soon arrives to clean or paint over the mess.
Who Supports SHINE?
SHINE has drawn statewide and national attention as a model program. Locally, Chesapeake Energy, a county housing authority and the City of Oklahoma City have become funding partners with SHINE to make it even more effective and to underwrite supervision and equipment costs.
Most of all, SHINE has been a tremendous success with neighborhood associations and local community groups whose requests for litter cleanup and graffiti removal had long been lost in red tape.
SHINE is contributing to this effort by using people who have been sentenced to community service as laborers on projects. Under county supervision they will pay back their debt to society while keeping jail populations down and saving our tax dollars.
SHINE has specific programs for each contributing facet of our community. High school and college students can earn a Commissioner's Cord and Certificate at graduation for donating 100 hours of community service. Businesses, universities, schools, non-profits and individual citizens are also encouraged to participate. SHINE has helped facilitate several partnership efforts.
There are many ways to be involved. If you would like more information on the program and learn how you can participate, please call my office. I look forward to hearing from you.
To volunteer, complete the SHINE Volunteer Application form.
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan was first elected in 2008 and has been re-elected every four years since either with no opposition or by substantial margins, making him one of the longest serving commissioners in Oklahoma County history.
From his first days in office, Brian was an innovative commissioner who was determined to go above and beyond the traditional roles of that office. He created the SHINE program to put low-level non-violent offenders sentenced to community service to work in organized crews, saving millions in jail costs. His companion SHINE program for students has encouraged civic involvement and volunteerism in hundreds of young people. In 2012 SHINE was honored by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a Bright Idea award recipient.
Brian was the first to advocate the creation of an independent trust to oversee the operations of the Oklahoma County Jail, a dream that came true in 2020. He created other innovative programs, including those to remove red cedar trees throughout the county, reducing fire danger, and to eliminate graffiti.
District Two includes the communities of Bethany, Warr Acres, Choctaw, Harrah and Nicoma Park, as well as unincorporated areas in eastern Oklahoma County and areas of west, northwest and south Oklahoma City.
Prior to election, Maughan worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for AT&T, providing strategic legislative and regulatory guidance.
Before joining AT&T, Maughan served as the director of economic development for Oklahoma County District Two and as a public information officer for Oklahoma County Emergency Management and Oklahoma County District Three. Maughan also has considerable experience as a field director, consultant and fundraiser for the Oklahoma Republican Party. He has also owned and operated a communications and public relations firm.
A lifelong resident of south Oklahoma City, Maughan is past president for the Oklahoma City Sister Cities, South Oklahoma City Rotary Club and the U.S. Grant High School Alumni Association. He previously served on the board for the South Oklahoma City Chamber, as Chairman of the YMCA Central District, as Chairman of the SHINE Foundation, and was appointed by Governor Frank Keating and later by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Developmental Disability Council. Maughan also is involved in the Wheelchair Foundation working with his rotary club to raise funds for the organization. In 2012 he was named one of 40 achievers under 40 by Distinctly Oklahoma magazine. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation and is actively involved with the West Oklahoma City Rotary Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Oklahoma Organs for Life.
In 2007, Maughan was inducted into the Oklahoma City Community College Hall of Fame for his distinguished service to the community.
Maughan is a 1995 graduate of U.S. Grant High School. He also attended Oklahoma City Community College, obtaining associate degrees in Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations.
District 2, Commissioner
320 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102