“I don’t think they’re going to do anything with it, personally. It’s been eight years, and they haven’t even started. So I don’t have much faith that they’re going to.”

– Sheldon Stauffer, of Kingston, Oklahoma, on the lack of development that followed the sale of 750 acres of Texoma State Park land to a private company that was expected to build restaurants, golf courses, and similar tourist attractions on the land [Source]


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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