Del Patterson

Chairman, South Delaware County Rural Water


Del Patterson serves as Chairman of the South Delaware County Rural Water Authority at Flint Ridge Resort in Kansas, Oklahoma. By way of background, on May 19, 2017 the Flint Ridge Rural Water District (FRRWD) was dissolved and that former rural water district, along with four other communities, re-organized under the new name South Delaware County Regional Water Authority.

This has been a long process, going back to 2012 when it became clear that some of the smaller communities in Southern Delaware County water supplies were at risk of not meeting current and future requirements. This is the origin of the Authority’s experience with utility consolidation. In addition to his career in the utilities sector, Del has devoted 34 years to classroom teaching in Tulsa and Sapulpa, Oklahoma and has won countless awards for his service and performance. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics at Northeastern State University and a M.A. in Political Science at Oklahoma State University.