Quote of the Day 7/6/2016

“If Oklahoma City feels more like a big-league town these days, it’s not because it has that big-city sticker of approval, an NBA team—it’s because 125,000 people have arrived since 2000, raising the population by 25 percent, and because the city has invested more than a billion dollars in civic life, tying sports arenas, nightlife districts, and public works together in mega-packages in which voters are likely to see something they like.”

Slate writer Henry Grabar, on the lasting benefits of Oklahoma City’s public infrastructure investments through the Metropolitan Area Projects plan (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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