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City of Claremore

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The City of Claremore is a full service municipality that strives to provide the best comprehensive community services possible. The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Manager serves as the chief executive officer and is responsible for all day-to-day operation of the city, while the council serves as the policy-making body. The City Council consists of eight individuals representing their respective wards and a mayor who is elected at large. The City Council meets twice a month, typically on the first and third Monday.

The City of Claremore continues to invest in infrastructure improvements and economic and tourism growth continue to be a priority with multiple commercial projects in the works, and increased visitors each year. City of Claremore’s 250+ employees live and work in the community and are committed to providing and maintaining an exceptional living environment. There are over 20 departments in the city, including Public Infrastructure, Parks & Recreation, Electric, Senior Citizen Services, Fire, Police, Development Services, and Animal Control Services. Information for each department can be found at

Jim Thomas, City Manager

Bill Flanagan, Mayor I Terry Willis, Deputy Mayor

City Council Members:

Scott Savage, Susan Kirtley, Justin Michaels, Brian Callender
Ken Hays, Jennifer Lewis, Herb McSpadden, Will DeMier

Claremore Police Department is under the direction of Chief Stan Brown. Staff includes Deputy Chief, investigators, patrolmen, animal control officers, two school resource officers, and support personnel. The department is committed to their mission to promote safety, security and an improved quality of life in and for the City of Claremore through our personal and organizational commitment to excellence and accountability. Various programs are conducted within the city to forge a partnership between the police department and the citizens including neighborhood watch, bicycle patrol, RAD program, school resource officers, and a variety of crime prevention programs. Claremore Police Department is an OACP accredited Agency, demonstrating and maintaining professional and nationally recognized standards.


Claremore Fire Department is under the direction of Chief Sean Douglas. The department maintains an ISO Class 2/2Y Public Protection Classification. Services delivered include; fire suppression, fire prevention, public education, non-transport emergency medical services, various rescue services and hazardous materials response. The department operates the Region 2 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Unit as part of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security’s Regional Response System.