Oologah mayor resigns at Thursday Town Board Meeting
Oologah Town Board members last Thursday may have been ready to approve the resignation of one board member, but another resignation late in the regular meeting took them by surprise: that of Oologah Mayor Mat Shockley.
In a meeting dominated by lengthy discussions over workable options for internet service within the town limits of Oologah, board members voted to approve the resignation of Rebecca Nutter from Seat #5 and appointed David Wheeler to fill her unexpired term. Just as the meeting was drawing to a close, Shockley made the announcement of his resignation.
“To the town of Oologah, its board and citizens, I’d like to extend my gratitude for allowing me the opportunity to serve this great town,” Shockley began, reading from a written statement. “I enjoyed my time on the board, helping create community, and its been my honor be the leader of the town since 2012.
“Effective July 13, 2018, I am resigning the position of mayor of the Town of Oologah, and in doing so, my position on the Oolgah Development Authority, and Oologah Municipal Authority,” he said.
Shockley did not detail the reasons behind his resignation, but simply commented “conflicts” contributed to his decision.
In light of of Shockley’s resignation, the Town Board will appoint a replacement for his vacated position at a later time.
Additional details about the Thursday meeting of the Oologah Town Hall Board of Trustees will appear in an article in the next edition of the Oologah Lake Leader.