The City of Claremore operates under a Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of an elected city council and the managerial experience of an appointed manager. The city manager contract is evaluated annually by the Claremore City Council.
John Feary was appointed to serve as Claremore City Manager in December 2020. He oversees the day-to-day operations and fiduciary responsibilities of the city. As city manager, he also serves on the Heritage Hills Interlocal Cooperative and the Rodeo Arena Interlocal Cooperative.John started his career in public service in 2003 with the Tulsa County Assessor’s office. From 2008 to 2017, he worked with the City of Owasso as the legislative affairs director and capital projects manager. Through that experience, John developed a comprehensive understanding of the importance of reliable infrastructure and sound economic initiatives for Oklahoma communities. In 2017, John was selected as executive director of the Claremore Industrial & Economic Development Authority and focused on attracting, retaining and expanding jobs to Rogers County.