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The Good Sense/Good Cents Award

GSGC Award logoEach year Oklahoma Policy Institute presents The Good Sense/Good Cents Award to recognize an Oklahoma civic leader who has demonstrated respectful political dialogue, sound fiscal stewardship, and concern for the less fortunate.

This year’s award will be presented in honor of Governor Henry Bellmon to his daughters, Ann Denney and Pat Hoerth, by Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., Mayor of Tulsa, on Monday August 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Lorton Performance Center on the University of Tulsa Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The award presentation will be followed by a panel discussion titled “Statesmanship: The Legacy of Henry Bellmon.” Top advisors and political leaders from the Bellmon era will discuss Gov. Bellmon’s impact on state and national politics and policy and how his example can provide guidance for today’s political leaders. Andrew Tevington, Sandy Garrett, Robert Fulton, Lee Paden, and Penny Williams will be the panelists, and Wayne Greene will serve as moderator.

Previous Honorees

2013: Robert J. LaFortune and Melvin Moran