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James D Couch, City Manager

James D. Couch City Manager Trustee

James D. Couch joined the Oklahoma City Airport Trust upon his appointment as City Manager in November 2000.  Mr. Couch has served the City since 1987 in the positions of Assistant City Manager/MAPS Director, and Water/Wastewater Utilities Director.

Previously, Mr. Couch held positions as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Edmond, Oklahoma; Public Works Director for the City of Casper, Wyoming; and, Office Director for Buell, Winter, Mousel and Associates, Consulting Engineers – Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; and Casper, Wyoming. He received a Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Cathy, are the parents of two sons, Jacob and Joey.