Claremore business and community leaders will gather in Oklahoma City on March 20 for the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Day at the Capitol event. Individuals representing organizations across our community, including local government, philanthropies, manufacturing, small business and economic development, will meet with elected officials to discuss pressing issues and advocate for the region’s top legislative priorities. Attendees will also hear firsthand from our state leaders on measures being discussed that could impact Rogers County.
I always look forward to Day at the Capitol as it provides a prime opportunity to showcase the collaboration and synergy that takes place across our community. The chance to interact face-to-face with our state leaders and share Claremore’s priorities is vital to ensuring long-term economic success and positioning us for future growth. I want to thank Barby, Ashley and Katie with the Chamber for their hard work planning and executing this critical advocacy trip. If you or your business are interested in participating, please visit claremore.org.
I firmly believe citizen engagement and involvement are crucial during the legislative process. The coming weeks will bring two important votes. First, on March 7, Oklahomans will cast their ballots for State Question 820, surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana. Then, on April 4, Claremore residents will select a new Mayor, City Council positions and the addition of a new one-penny sales tax to support public safety through police and fire.
Voting is not only a privilege but a civic duty. Therefore, I urge you to ensure you participate in the election process. There are ample opportunities through absentee and early voting to ensure your voice is represented.
Learn more about Claremore’s one-penny initiative at claremore.com/onepenny or attend an upcoming town hall session. Additionally, you can locate your polling and view a sample ballot by visiting the Rogers County Election Board website.
Get out there and vote, Claremore!
All my best,
John W. Feary