Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (COCAA) and Central Oklahoma Transit System (COTS) are relocating their main offices in Shawnee.

“As part of our, agency-wide reorganization, we will be relocating our main office in Shawnee. The new office will be at 131 N. Bell in The Shawnee Economic Development Building, and it is scheduled to open on Monday, February 6 at 8 a.m.,” said Barbara Loudermilk, COCAA executive director.

“The new office has been refurbished and designed to allow us to serve our clients more efficiently and we look forward to welcoming them to our new location. Our office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain the same and so will our telephone number 405-275-6060. This move to The Shawnee Economic Development building ties in nicely with COCAA’s Strategic plan goal of helping to find employment and training opportunities for Pottawatomie County residents,” she added.

Central Oklahoma Transit System will also be moving to the same address at 131 N. Bell and their telephone number. 405-273-3000 will also remain the same.

“There may be a slight disruption in our services due to the relocation which commences on Thursday, February 2, but we hope to keep it to a minimum and be fully operational by Monday, February 6,” she said. “We will keep everybody informed of our progress through our social media. COCAA’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/COCAAFRIENDS and their website is http://www.cocaa.org/

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (COCAA), formerly Action Inc, started in Shawnee in March 1968 after the city commission voted to invite the program into the city. In 1998, as the agency continued to grow and serve more communities, the name was changed to more accurately reflect its status. Today, the agency serves six counties in central Oklahoma: Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, Payne, Pottawatomie and Seminole.

If you would like to learn more about Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency or to volunteer your services or make a donation; you can visit them at 429 N. Union St in Shawnee, (405) 275-6060. On the web they can be found at http://www.cocaa.org. and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/COCAAFRIENDS.