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The 2020 Town Hall topic will focus on mental health
Last week the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Academy met at POSTOAK Lodge to determine the focus of the 2020 Town Hall. 

Once again thank you to all who completed a survey on the issues facing Oklahoma. The Academy Board used that information from the surveys to decide next year's Town Hall topic. The results of the survey showed Oklahomans see there are several areas that public policy can be improved upon. The top issues submitted were education, health and mental health, the criminal justice system, and poverty. 

The Board had an important strategic discussion on these issues facing our great state and determined the 2020 Town Hall topic should be a focus on comprehensive mental health. The Board believed by focusing on the policy issues of mental health you will address many of the problem areas fac...
Lynn Thompson | Jun 18, 2019
OKLAHOMA ENERGY: Optimizing Our Resources for the Future
The energy market is undergoing rapid and transformative change driven by new technologies and changes in customer demands and expectations, which provides both opportunities and challenges for Oklahoma‚Äôs energy industry. We have moved from scarcity to abundance, and our challenge now is how best to leverage and sustainably manage this. 

Oklahoma is an energy producing state. We have been blessed with not only our great oil and natural gas supplies, but we are leading the pack when it comes to electricity generation from wind. These transformative changes can create new winners, but it also impacts the legacy players that have been the driving force of our great state for generations. And with these changes comes uncertainty. 

New models can arise in short order in ways that are hard to imagine. Oklahoma in many ways...
Lynn Thompson | May 21, 2019