Deb Corn has announced she will seek re-election to the office of city clerk.
Corn has served as city clerk for the past 12 years, during which time she has completed over 440 hours of training. She has been certified yearly, in accordance with state statutes, by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officials Association of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State University College of Business Administration and the University of Oklahoma Outreach.
Corn is a graduate of Leadership Tahlequah Class 5. She is a proud member of Soroptimist International of Tahlequah and Cherokee County Democratic Women.
She has enjoyed a good working relationship with the staff at City Hall, along with the councilors, administration, department heads and other city employees. Since her election to this office, Corn has worked with the Information Technology Department to provide agendas, minutes, board and committee rosters, and searchable ordinances on the city website.
“It is a very humbling experience to know there are people out there who have enough faith in you to elect you to a public office,” she said. “My first priority is to make sure I don’t disappoint those people. I try to accomplish that by working hard, being honest, and learning everything I can about this job.”
Corn worked for Tahlequah Public Schools for 21 years, the last five years of which she spent at the Tahlequah High School in the attendance office, before being elected to the office of city clerk in 2001. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 38 years, and they have two sons, Michael and Frank; two daughters-in-law, Heather and Ashley; and four grandchildren, Mikayla, Jenna, Blake and Taylor.