In The Know: Business leaders join Stitt transition team; new Judicial Nominating Commission chair; Pauls Valley nursing homes…
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Business leaders named to Stitt’s transition team: Jill Castilla, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, will join Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s transition team, along with several other business leaders and government officials. Stitt’s office also announced chairs for seven policy advisory committees that will help shape his platform as governor. “We are excited for the talented Oklahomans who continue to join Oklahoma’s Turnaround,” Stitt said in a Tuesday release, which included a list of new team members. [NewsOK]
Ardmore attorney named chair of Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission: Mike Mordy, an attorney from Ardmore, has been elected chair of the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission. DB Green, a banker from Marlow, was chosen as the vice chair. Mordy succeeds Tulsan Steve Turnbo and Green succeeds Mordy at the vice chair position. [Tulsa World]
Despite uncertainty, Pauls Valley holds on to nursing homes: Pauls Valley saw its hospital close last month because of financial troubles. But that isn’t stopping the city from holding on to 28 nursing homes that only two months ago it said it acquired to save its only hospital. Instead of benefitting the hospital, city and nursing home officials say, Pauls Valley hopes to unlock millions of dollars in federal funds to improve the overall quality of health care in the community. [Oklahoma Watch]
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