City of Checotah

Administrative Offices

The City of Checotah is the Statutory Aldermanic form of government and is governed by eight elected member council and an elected Mayor. Also elected are the City Clerk, City Treasurer, Street Commissioner and City Marshall (serves as Chief of Police). The Administrative Office is comprised of 9 offices. The Financial Director, Personnel Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Utilities Director, Maintenance Director, City Clerk, Mayor, Court Administrator, Utilities Clerk.

Elected Council Members

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Daniel Tarkington
Mayor - term expires 2019
Earnest Myers
Earnest Myers
Ward 1 - term expires 2017
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Mike Key
Ward 1 - term expires 2019
Larry Pouncil Larry Pouncil
Ward 2 - term expires 2017
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Jodi Greenleaf
Ward 2 - term expires 2019
William Wiles William Wiles
Ward 3 - term expires 2017
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Mike Reynolds
Ward 3 - term expires 2019
Robert Newton Robert Newton
Ward 4 - term expires 2017
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Janie Underhill
Ward 4 - term expires 2019


Finance Administrator Shauna Smith
Utilities Director Rick Cox
Personnel Clerk Rachelle Holmes
Accounts Payable Paula Raines
Debbie Hollifield
Court Administrator/ Deputy City Clerk LouAnn Moore
Utilities Clerk Carlye Thompson
Municipal Attorney Carman Rainbolt
Municipal Judge Greg Stidham
Ordinance Officer Shane Alverson


City Clerk Shirley Stidham
City Treasurer Bettie Hays
Street Commissioner Pam Burnett
City Marshall Darren Glover