Wagoner
Wagoner, Oklahoma

Proud of our past.  Confident in our future.

Wagoner is governed as a statutory aldermanic form of government.  The city is divided into four wards as follows:
Northeast Quadrant-ward #1.  Southeast quadrant-ward #2.  Southwest quadrant-ward #3.  Northwest quadrant-ward #4.

The city's governing board is a council made up of eight members, two from each of the city's four wards.   Elections are held every two years, on the first Tuesday in odd-numbered years.  The council member must reside in the ward they represent, but are elected city-wide.   The council is the policy and budget making body for all city branches of government.  The city council members are also the trustees for the Wagoner Public Works Authority, the entity that controls electric, water and waste water distribution. 

The Council holds regular monthly meeting and special meetings as required.  Agendas are posted at the normal meeting location which is City Hall.   Council meetings are conducted by the mayor who serves a four-year term and is paid a part time salary.  The mayor serves as chairman of the Wagoner Public Works Authority (WPWA) and represents the city at Wagoner Economic Development meetings and functions.

In addition to electing a mayor and council, citizens also elect the city clerk, city treasurer and chief of police every four years.  The clerk and police chief receive full-time salaries while the treasurer's job is part time.

WARD 1

NORTHEAST QUADRANT

WARD 2

SOUTHEAST QUADRANT

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

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WARD 3

SOUTHWEST QUADRANT

WARD 4

NORTH WEST QUADRANT

MARY JANE WHISNANT








PHILLIP SULLIVAN








LARRY ABERNATHY








SHANE NORTH








ELECTED OFFICIALS

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City Hall- 231 Church St.

WPWA Office - 100 S. Gertrude Ave.

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MAX SANDERS










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A Short History of Wagoner

How it got its Name.


An Indian mound near Wagoner known as the "Norman Site" has supplied evidence of people inhabiting the area from a very early time.  Excavation uncovered relics dating to about 600 A.D.


During the civil war Union and Confederate troops were stationed in the area and fought in a skirmish on September 15, 1864 just north of the city.  After the war herds of cattle were driven north from Texas through the heart of the area on their way to markets in Kansas and Missouri.  In 1871 the Missouri-Kansas and Texas Railroad built tracks from Kansas to south of Wagoner shorting the distance of the cattle drives.  About 12 year late, Henry Samuel "Bigfoot" Wagoner, who was with the Katy Railroad out of Parsons, Kansas decided a switch was needed to load cattle and lumber from the area.  When the switch was completed, a Katy road master telegraphed company officials the "Wagoner's Switch is ready"


Population grew and on February 25, 1888 the town's request for a post office was granted..  Cattlemen, hay dealers, business and professional men settled in the city and built some beautiful homes many of which still stand today.  In April 1908 the town, known as "The Queen of the Prairie", incorporated as the city of Wagoner..






in 1905 a third railroad, the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf was built through the area and a short time later as many as 14 passenger trains a day served the town's 5,000 residence and surrounding area.


Over the years Wagoner has continued to grow and prosper and is known as "good place to do business".  During the Holidays the city becomes alive with beautiful lights and a series of musical programs.  The shows offer first class entertainment at a small ticket price.  Future stars such as Carrie Underwood and American Idol candidates Swon Brothers performed at the theater.


With the combination of easy access to Tulsa, varied recreational activities, low cost of living and a school system that strives for academic excellence we are a great place to live and work.  We are  proud of our past and confident in our future.




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Two of several Wagoner homes built around or before statehood and the Wagoner Historical Museum.  The Museum is a treasure trove of historical items related to this area and has a large collection of fashionable clothing of historical significance.

918-485-2555

Email: msanders@wagonerok.org.

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Marvin Stanley      

918-485-9627

Email: mstanley@wagonerok.org

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918-485-5912

Email: labernathy@wagonerok.org

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 918-485-9201

Email:snorth@wagonerok.org

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918-261-9055

Email: psullivan@wagonerok.org

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918-485-4180

Email: mjwhisnant@wagonerok.org

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Jimmy Butler   

918-485-2554


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Anthony Wagoner

918-485-2554

Email: awagoner@wagonerok.org

Term Expires 2019