Oklahoma Academy Board Member Spotlight
Karen "Sunny" Langdon, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Tulsa
You’ve been a member of the Oklahoma Academy for 20 years. Why did you originally become involved with the organization?
Steve Turnbo, who I went to TU with, told me he thought I’d love the organization and recommended I join.What excites you the most about the Oklahoma Academy’s mission?
The thing that excites me most about the mission is the non-partisan part of it – I am totally non-partisan myself – vote Democratic sometimes, Republican sometimes – the idea that good, smart people join only because they want to improve Oklahoma, not because of party or politics.
What do you find most challenging about supporting the organization’s mission?
I find the main challenge to be the fact that it’s hard to recruit new members because so many people do not understand what “policy-development” i...
With the beginning of the 2017 Legislative Session and the approach of Spring, the Oklahoma Academy moves into implementation mode - increasing our efforts to bring sound, consensus driven public policy to Oklahomans across the state and, in turn, encourage and support Oklahomans to get in touch with their legislators.
We are beginning this season of taking action with the Legislators' Welcome Reception on March 1 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets for Oklahoma Academy members are $60/person and for non-Academy members are $75. The ticket price includes dinner hors d’oeuvres, your choice of beverages, and the opportunity to speak with members of the legislature in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Jennifer Engleman | Feb 23, 2017