Conservation Commissioner for Area V
William "Bill" H. Clark Jr.
Bill Clark was appointed to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission by Governor Mary Fallin on July 1, 2015.
Bill was born in Ada and raised in the Duncan area where he graduated from Empire High School in 1977. He attended Oklahoma State University and in 1981 graduated from Cameron University with a degree in Business Management. Bill, along with his partner and brother Todd, has owned and operated numerous successful businesses. He now serves as president of Great Plains, Inc., which operates four Kubota dealerships in Central Oklahoma and enjoys spending as much time as possible working on the family’s ranch.
Bill is married to Betty, who is a recently retired Postmaster for the USPS, and they have two sons, Will and Garrett who are both active in the management of the dealerships. Bill and Betty are also blessed with two daughters-in-law, Jane and Marissa and five grandchildren, Wyatt, Gracie, Berkley, Reese and Rett. They all live on the family’s ranch near Roff.
Bill has served as chairman of the Pontotoc County Cattlemen’s Association, on the board of directors of Valley View Regional Hospital, Trustee of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and numerous other volunteer organizations.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Pontotoc County Conservation District, as a Director of Citizens Bank of Ada, is an Executive Committee Member of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and is a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Fitzhugh.
Conservation Districts in Area V
- Atoka County
- Coal County
- Haskell County
- Hughes County
- Johnston County
- Latimer County
- LeFlore County
- Little River
- Marshall County
- McIntosh County
- Okfuskee County
- Pittsburg County
- Pontotoc County
Past Area V Commissioners
James "Jim" Grego was appointed to Conservation Commission July 1, 2010. He has served on the Latimer County Conservation District board of directors since Sept. 5, 1995. Grego was born on a ranch in southwest Latimer County to Bill and Helen Grego in 1955, and is the eighth of 12 children. He graduated from Wilburton High School and Eastern Oklahoma State College, finishing his education at Oklahoma State University in 1977 with a degree in Animal Science. He worked as a federal meat grader for the USDA for 8 years prior to going to work for the Postal Service in 1986. He then served as Postmaster at Talihina, Okla., and retired in 2009.
Jim currently is a full-time, self-employed farmer/rancher maintaining a cow/calf/stocker and haying operation in southwest Latimer County. He is a third-generation farmer/rancher following his granddad who started farming in 1930, his dad in 1953, and beginning himself in 1986.
Jim and Sandy Grego have been married since 1978 and have two grown children, a son Justin Grego and a daughter Landi Grego, and one grandson, Baylor Cash Grego.
Jim has served on the Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma board of trustees since April 2007. He is active in the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the West End Fire Department in Wilburton.