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The Board of Trustees for the Town of Gore and Gore Public Works Authority holds regular meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Dorothy Rummerfield
Trustee, Ward #1
East Central Oklahoma Gas Authority Board Secretary/Treasurer

Hello and greetings to all citizens, my name is Dorothy Rummerfield.  My husband is Gary Rummerfield, we have been married for forty-one years.  We have three daughters, and seven grandchildren.  My family have been Gore residents for four generations.  We have owned and operated businesses in Tulsa for the past 25 years.  We retired and moved back to Gore four years ago and we love it.  I graduated from Gore High School with the class of 1966.  I am a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Gore.  Without God, I couldn’t have made it where I am today.  I encourage citizens to interact with the council with questions and concerns.  I look forward to advancing the quality of life within the community.

Bob Warren
Vice Mayor
Trustee, Ward #5
East Central Oklahoma Gas Authority Board Member

Bobby L. Warren was born in Sallisaw, OK, on July 28, 1956, and is the son of Lewis and the late Hazel Warren. Bob graduated from Gore High School in 1974 and from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 1978.  Bob taught school at Gumsprings School District for twenty years. After teaching at Gumsprings and Gore combined, he began teaching in the Gore school system exclusively where he has taught for ten years and has also driven for the school bus system.

Bob has two sons, Bobby Lynn II being the eldest, and Brockman Tex Kaden Warren, the youngest.

Bob has been a resident of Gore all his life. He began serving on the town council in January 2007.

Ryan Callison
Mayor
Trustee, Ward #3
East Central Oklahoma Gas Authority Board Chairperson

Ryan is a native of Gore and a 1992 graduate of Gore High School.  Ryan’s has fulltime career as the Air Quality Program Manager for the Cherokee Nation. Ryan began working with the Cherokee Nation as an Environmental Analyst in December 1996. He is currently the manager of all Cherokee Nation Environmental Air Quality activities. This program houses one of the largest tribal air monitoring networks in the United States.

Ryan has an Associates Degree in Biology from Connors State College, Bachelors Degree in Environmental Management and Masters Degree in Industrial Management from Northeastern State University. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Sanitarian (RS), and a Registered Professional Environmental Specialist (RPES). Ryan is the former Chairman of the National Tribal Air Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a steering committee member of the U.S. EPA Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center (TAMS), and he is also on EPA’s National Air Monitoring Strategy Committee. Ryan has also served on various community committees. He is a proud Cherokee Nation Tribal member.  Ryan is proud of the community and strives to make the right decisions that better the lives of the citizens. Ryan conveys the basic philosophy of working together on key issues to advance the progress of the community.

Don Carter
Trustee, Ward #2
Sequoyah County Flood Plain Board

Don was elected to the Gore City Council in August 2007 and took office in September 2007.  He grew up in Gore and graduated from Gore High School in 1959.  He joined the Army after High School and served one year at Ft. Hood Texas and two years in Germany.  Upon his return, he attended Connors State College, Oklahoma State University, and graduated from Central State University with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration.  He married Janis Sheffield from Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, in January 1966.  They celebrated their 43nd anniversary on January 29, 2009.  They have two children, Jeffery and Amanda.  Jeffrey and his wife Angie have six children.  Amanda and her husband Tim have two children.  Don worked as a Marketing Representative for Texaco, Inc. for ten ½ years in Oklahoma City and purchased the OTASCO store in Gore in 1979.  It was later changed to Gore True Value and Just Ask Rental.  He retired in December 2003, but continues to help his son Jeff and his wife Janis in the store operations when he doesn’t have a ballgame to attend.

Don’s goals for the city are to work with the mayor and other council members to improve and upgrade the infrastructure to accommodate the citizens in a more efficient way.  He also hopes to improve the fire protection in efforts to obtain a lower fire rating for the town.

Dr. Joni Couch
Trustee, Ward #4

 

Horace E. Lindley
Town Administrator
Gore Public Works Administrator
East Central Oklahoma Gas Authority Board Administrator

Horace E. Lindley has over 30 years of Government and business experience. He attended the Oklahoma College of Liberal arts in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Currently holds a certification through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as a Certified Grant Administrator, which he performs for the Town of Gore. Other licenses include Water and Wastewater Works Operator / Laboratory Operator Certification with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. He has served for two elected terms with the Eastern Oklahoma Development District and one term with the State wide Oklahoma Area Regional Council of Government. Horace performs the functions of daily Town of Gore and the Gore Public Works Authority Administrative services.

 

Kimberly Summerlin
Town Clerk/Treasurer

 

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Americans With Disability Act Statement of Compliance

The Town of Gore complies with the requirements of United States Department of Justice under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act 1990. The Town Hall, Police Station, Municipal Court, and Community Building are fully accessible buildings.  Accessible parking spaces are provided for all city maintained structures.  Public meetings are held in fully accessible locations and the building has accessible restrooms available.

 

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