Quote of the Day | October 1, 2019

“The governor’s very excited about what will be brought forward from this task force and ways that we can continue to move the needle. He thinks that the task force has done great work to date, and he also believes that that next step is having (them) meet publicly and letting the public attend and begin to provide their input as well to the final product.”

– Donelle Harder, senior adviser in the governor’s office. Governor Kevin Stitt’s criminal justice task force holds its first public meeting on Wednesday [The Oklahoman]


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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