Claremore Daily Progress

Politics

May 12, 2012

County FEMA officer seeking County Clerk’s job

CLAREMORE —  

Robin Anderson is a Republican candidate for the position of County Clerk.
As the current Rogers County Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officer, Anderson has been directly involved in acquiring over $13 million in federal assistance for Rogers County by working hand-in-hand with county commissioners, as well as state and federal officials.
“I have worked closely with the offices of Senators Inhofe and Coburn to make sure Rogers County received the maximum level of funding possible,” Anderson said.  
As the County FEMA officer, a major aspect of her job is to procure FEMA funds for reimbursement of county expenditures related to natural disasters as well as road replacement and improvements. In addition, Anderson has taken the opportunity afforded her to learn and assist with other facets of County operations including the budget, bidding and reporting processes.
“My experience working directly with Commissioner Mike Helm in District #2 has been invaluable in preparing me for the next step into a leadership role at the county courthouse,” Anderson said. 
Over the past eight years, Anderson has accrued 171 hours of accreditation and certification through Oklahoma State University (OSU). She is a member of the County Officers and Deputies Association and has completed all levels of the OSU Training Program specifically designed for county officers.  She also has completed a Recovery from Disaster FEMA course. 
“As a community leader and professional, I also think it is important to stay abreast of developments in surrounding counties and cities,” Anderson said. 
She has a professional working relationship with neighboring communities and their leaders, including Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.  
Anderson said as an experienced county leader, she has the desire and she received a great deal of encouragement by community leaders to seek the County Clerk’s Office. 
“We have a unique opportunity, with the new county courthouse opening next year, to take a leap forward in the way we do business and operate as a county government,” Anderson said. 

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