Gaylene Riley

Gaylene Riley

Oklahoma State Coordinator

Environmental Services

Gaylene Riley, Oklahoma State Coordinator, based in Atoka, Oklahoma, joined Communities Unlimited in 2017. Gaylene Supervises and supports the CU Environmental Program and staff in Oklahoma to ensure the development of critical external professional relationships / partnerships within the State of Oklahoma and to ensure that CU technical assistance and training grants and contract metrics are achieved within budgeted perimeters. Previously, she worked for 35 years as a Rural Development Specialist at USDA-Rural Development. This past year, Gaylene worked with 22 community projects and leveraged $12.6 million in funding for community water and wastewater infrastructure development projects in Oklahoma. She presented five NAWMA workshops addressing Asset Management Planning and Fiscal Sustainability, taking the training to an online platform after the first session. She holds an Oklahoma Class D Operator license for both water and wastewater operations and a Class C Water Lab license for Oklahoma.  



Mailing Address

P.O. Box 164
Atoka, OK 74525-0164


Phone: 479.443.2700 Ext. 218