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Message from the President: May 2017

In preparation for the Fall Town Hall "Oklahoma Votes...," we're holding listening sessions in each of our membership regions throughout the Summer. These outreach events include a 30 minute listening session that asks participants to identify what contributes to poor voter engagement in Oklahoma and share ideas about how to remedy the problem. The aggregate of all the sessions will be presented to Town Hall participants to give them a  broader understanding of how Oklahomans view the election process, voter access, and informed voter engagement.

We've already held two listening sessions in the metro OKC region, and we have sessions planned for Edmond, Eufaula, Enid, and Norman. Details for each of those events are below. If you would like to be involved in planning an event in your community, please contact your regional membership chair or our membership vice president Michael Gordon<...

Board Member Spotlight: Kay Goebel

Oklahoma Academy Board Member Spotlight: Kay Goebel

You’ve been on the Oklahoma Academy Board for nearly 30 years. Why did you originally become involved with the organization? 

I joined on the suggestion of a good friend, and I'm glad I did!

What excites you the most about the Oklahoma Academy’s mission?

The Academy takes an issue of importance to Oklahoma and studies to come up with action plans to make a positive difference in the state.

What do you find most challenging about supporting the organization’s mission? 

It is sometimes hard to get the financial resources that we need to do our work. Our work is worthy and valued by many; but in a state with so few resources and so many doing noble work the fundraising challenge is real. We're constantly exploring how best to communicate what we do to those who are passionate ab...

Jennifer Engleman | May 7, 2017