Mike Roark has been appointed by the Rogers County Commission to serve on the City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Board.

Roark will replace current board member Dick Haley, whose term will expire Oct. 31.

Insisting that he is not a politician, Roark indicated he would be happy to serve on the board.

“I’m a neighbor more than I am an appointee,” he told the county commission Monday. “I just want to see things done right.”

Roark said he has lived in “western” Rogers County for about 29 years, owning a True Value Hardware store, and that he served on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Pardon and Parole Board.

Haley had served on the board since 2002, a term of four years.

Roark will also serve a four-year term, with his term running until Oct. 31, 2010.

The city-county commission is a recommending board and acts as a public sounding board for citizens seeking zoning changes, plat approvals and other developmental requests that impact city and county growth.

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