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.
Trustee, Ward #5
East Central Oklahoma Gas Authority Chairperson
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 board in January 2007.
Dr. Joni Couch
Trustee Ward #4
Dr. Couch grew up in Vian, Oklahoma, and attended college at Northeastern University in Tahlequah where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science in 2002. In 2005, she went on to graduate from Northeastern State University College of Optometry as a Doctor of Optometry. She is a practicing optometrist who has lived and raised a family in Gore for several years.
Trustee, Ward #3
Matt Holland was appointed to the Board in May 2021. Matt was raised in Cleveland, Oklahoma, but has called Gore his home for over 10 years. He graduated with a business degree from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Matt is a small business owner along with his wife Whitney, and together they have three children. He loves the town of Gore and is excited to raise his children in the same community that their family has been in for generations.
Trustee, Ward #2
Robin was elected to the Gore Town Board of Trustees in April 2021. Gore is a place that Robin loves, having lived here for over forty years. She and husband Kurt have raised their children here and are happy to see their grandchildren growing up here as well. Robin has been a business owner in Gore for over 20 years. Prior to that, she worked at Armstrong Bank for twenty years. She is proud to call this place her home. As a board member, she believes Gore can be more supportive of local businesses, more encouraging of tourism, more responsive to citizens, and a more beautiful place to live. “There has always been an abundance of natural beauty and friendly people in Gore.”
Trustee, Ward #1
Larry Pack is a lifelong resident of Gore, and has worked at Georgia Pacific for 25 years. Together, he and Tammy, his wife, have six grandchildren. Larry’s goals are to see the Town of Gore grow and maintain excellent water and sewer systems.
Lisa Settlemyre has been the Court Clerk since February 2021 and Town/Court Clerk since July 2021. She and her husband, Jasson, have two children, Kate and Ryan. Lisa is from Tahlequah, where she attended Northeastern State University from 2006-2010. She has been previously employed as a wedding planner, teacher, and assistant store manager. Lisa and Jasson bought and renovated a house in Gore and began residing here in 2020. Daughter Kate is a recent graduate of Gore High School and will attend Connors State College. Lisa is excited for her future and loves the Town of Gore, saying this is her “forever town.”
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.