OPEA honored two retired state employees at its annual convention as Lew Logan and Lynn Hodges were each presented with OPEA’s Past Presidents’ Retiree of the Year award.
Lew Logan has been an OPEA member for several years, joining while he was an active Department of Tourism employee. Among the responsibilities he held was as overseeing the lodge at Lake Murray where this year’s convention was held. His work there was instrumental in the development and construction of the park’s new lodge.
He was an active OPEA member while working for the state and remains an active retiree member. He has served on both the OPEA board and currently as a political action committee trustee. He continues to participate in OPEA events in his role as a trustee.
The second receipt of the Past Presidents’ Retiree of the year award was Lynn Hodges. He was employed by the Oklahoma Health Department and retired from that agency. He has been extremely active in and supportive of OPEA’s Retiree Committee. As a member of the committee Hodges has followed retiree issues for OPERS as well as all surrounding states. He has also researched and followed both issues and litigation nationwide allowing the committee to be extensively informed regarding any retiree issues pertaining to state retirees.
He has attended all Retiree Committee meetings, several OPEA board meetings, legislative days and met with Rep. Jon Echols, OPEA staff, and board members and was instrumental in obtaining support to author OPEA retiree legislation last session. This is especially impressive as Lynn doesn’t live in Oklahoma but South of Dallas in Waxahachie, Texas. He also serves as an OPEAPAC Trustee and has since 2016