SODA is accepting applications for a new position, Mobility Management-Mobility Navigator. The Mobility Navigator plans and coordinates transit services for persons in a multi-county service area.  This position’s duties will encompass the counties of Atoka, Bryan, Coal and Johnston.

This is a full-time position. The person selected for the position is expected to begin by July 1, 2023.

To apply, please mail or email a cover letter outlining qualifications and a resume to Brenda McCarty, Human Resources, P.O. Box 709, Durant, OK 74702-0709 or email

Download the Job Description and Qualifications here.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS – Construction of SODA Conference/Emergency Operations Center Facility

Notice is hereby given that Southern Oklahoma Development Association will be accepting bids for the construction of the SODA Conference and Emergency Operations Center at 2704 N. First street Durant, OK.

Bids will be received until 10:00 AM June 19, 2023 at the office of the Southern Oklahoma Development Association at 2704 N. First Street Durant, OK.

Bids will then be publicly opened and read with no action being taken at that time. The Board and/or Executive Director for SODA reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

All specifications and information needed to submit a bid will be provided in the bid packet. Bid packets may be obtained in person, via drop box or by mail from Blackledge and Associates, Architects, 7416 North Broadway Ext, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone (405) 848-2855. Plans can be viewed at the office of SODA at the address listed above.

Bidding contractor may be required to submit an experience record at the request of the Architect.

Non-collusion forms must be signed, notarized and returned with the bid or the bid will not be considered.