Chairman's Stewardship Awards

Since its inception in 1935, the Commission has voiced the need for sound oil and natural gas environmental policy. In 2001, the Commission initiated the annual Chairman's Stewardship Awards, which represent the Commission's highest honor for exemplary efforts in environmental stewardship.

The awards recognize achievement and challenge organizations, companies and individuals nationwide to demonstrate innovation, dedication and passion for our environment.

For any questions or additional information please contact the communications manager for the IOGCC at 405-522-8385.

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E.W. Marland Award

The IOGCC established the E.W. Marland award in 1994 to recognize an outstanding state regulator. E.W. Marland was a U.S. congressman and the 10th governor of Oklahoma. He is considered the “Father of the Compact."


Warwick Downing Award

The IOGCC established the Warwick Downing Award to recognize individuals outside state governments who have made an outstanding contribution to the IOGCC.Warwick Downing was known as “Oil Man,” and he served IOGCC for more than 30 years and is viewed as one of its founding fathers.