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April 17, 2014

Perry honored by Grand Gateway

CLAREMORE —

The late Mickey Perry was awarded the Northeastern Oklahoma Leadership Award by the Grand Gateway Economic Development Authority.
Lisa Martin, sister of the former Claremore Mayor and retired Chief of Police, accepted the award during the GGEDA’s 47th Annual Banquet at Rogers State University.
The award is presented yearly to an outstanding resident of Northeastern Oklahoma. 
Perry was born in Collinsville and graduated from Foyil High School. He attended and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University in 1975. 
He worked for the Claremore Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and returned to Claremore as Chief of Police in 1990. He retired from the Claremore Police Department in 2012 and was elected Mayor in April 2012.
Perry was an outstanding officer and police chief, he worked diligently as mayor to assure that the City of Claremore was set to address the needs of future generations.  He was named Claremore’s 2013 Progressive Citizen of the Year; he was actively involved in the Share the Spirit Campaign and the Tri-County CASA Board. 
Accepting the award with Perry’s sister Lisa, and her husband Dr. Keith Martin, were two of Mayor Perry’s grandsons, Tanner and Tyler. Perry passed away in 2013 while serving as the Mayor of Claremore.

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