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Claremore City Manager Delivers 2024 State of the City Address

 Earlier today, Claremore City Manager John Feary delivered his 2024 State of the City address at Rogers State University to more than 200 people as part of the Claremore Chamber luncheon. 

During his remarks, Feary highlighted the City’s progress and key accomplishments for 2023, as well as plans for 2024.   

A detailed breakdown of department highlights from 2023 are available here.

A few highlights and announcements from Feary’s address are as follows: 

2023 Accomplishments

  • City crews repaired 14.2 miles of roadway as part of the Street Project initiative, investing $3,425,000 to improve streets across Claremore. 
  • Claremore celebrated the completion of a multi-year Lake Dam Spillway Rehab effort.
  • Partnered to install Claremore’s first FastCast Bridge system in an area that historically witnessed flooding during even moderate rainfall, addressing a severe safety issue. 
  • Invested $1.29 million in improving the reliability of the City’s wastewater system.
  • Partnered with Claremore Economic Development and Northeast Tech to offer 45 workforce training scholarships, totaling $71,827. 
  • Claremore’s Community Development team managed more than $5,529,111 in grant funding to support sewer line repair, workforce training, trail development and law enforcement facilities. 

2024 Plans and Initiatives

  • In June, Claremore will host the 50th Mid America Ford Shelby Nationals, a nationally recognized meet for performance vehicle enthusiasts. This event is anticipated to bring more than $500,000 in economic impact through visitor spending and have an estimated hotel occupancy of 1,500. 
  • The city will continue a $1.2 million project to rehab three of the city’s electric substations, in addition to mapping out the City’s entire electric system.