Cherokee Nation celebrates expanded Collinsville tag office

06/20/2013


(L to R) Tag office landowners Jackie and Brady Stephens and their children, Mia and Maci; Cherokee Nation Tribal Council member Dick Lay; Miss Cherokee Christy Kingfisher; Tribal Council member Cara Cowan Watts; Tax Commission Administrator Sharon Swepston; Tulsa County Commissioner John Smalls; Principal Chief Bill John Baker; Collinsville Chamber of Commerce President Susan Babbitt; Collinsville Vice Mayor Bud York; Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk; Collinsville Chamber of Commerce President Elect Teresa Brown; Tribal Council member Buel Anglen; Tribal Council Member Lee Keener; and Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Vice President Wilburn Tucker celebrated June 18 the new Cherokee Nation Tag Office location in Collinsville. 

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —Cherokee Nation and city of Collinsville officials cut the ribbon and officially opened the doors Tuesday to a new, larger Cherokee Nation Collinsville tag office on Main Street.

“The transition to a larger office will enable us to accommodate more Cherokee Nation citizens acquiring vehicle and boat license tags,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “More tags bring more funds for vital Cherokee Nation services and allow us to contribute millions of dollars to our public schools, including Collinsville.”

A Cherokee Nation tag office first opened in Collinsville in 2006, issuing 10,000 motor vehicle and boat tags worth $1.5 million. In fiscal year 2012, the tag office had grown to issuing 19,000 tags worth $2.3 million.

“We wanted to make it easier for our citizens to come in and get a tag, and be comfortable during the process,” said Cherokee Nation Tax Commission Administrator Sharon Swepston.

The new location at 107 E. Main Street opened its doors for business June 3. The office is now hiring a fourth agent to fulfill the demand.

“It is a pleasure to work with the Cherokee Nation,” said Collinsville Vice Mayor Bud York. “Collinsville will continue to grow and prosper because of relationships such as the one with the Cherokee Nation.”

Cherokee Nation tag offices are also open in Tahlequah, Adair, Jay and Sallisaw.


 


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