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Meeting Notice


Business, Commerce and Tourism

Subject Business, Commerce and Tourism
From Date
Time 9:30am
Location Room 230

IS-2021-52  Economic benefits of cultural tourism - National Civil Rights Trail


Senator Matthews


1. Opening remarks - Senator Matthews


2. Progress update  13 original Blacks towns initiatives - Trait Thompson & Larry O'Dell, Oklahoma Historical Society


3. Opportunities for tourism and visitor expansion - Oklahoma Department of Tourism


4. Economic impact from other states connected to the Civil Rights Trail - Senator Matthews


5. Current tourism attractions from some of the 13 original Black towns - Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero, Black Educators Museum, Clearkview, OK; Frances Shelton, Mayor, Boley, OK; report on Smithsonian grant, Karen Ekuban, Boley, OK


6. Questions and Conclusion




IS-2021-33  Enhancing economic opportunity and quality of life of Oklahomans with disabilities through transportation and workforce development


Senator Boren


7. Opening Remarks - Senator Boren and Richard Anderson, Chair of Oklahoma ADAPT, Local Chapter


Part I: Problems and Solutions


8. Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services


9. Olivia Hook, Manager of Development, Oklahoma Transit Association


10. Kendra McGeady, Director of Transit, Grand Gateway Economic Development Association


Part II: Funding Opportunties


11. Jared Schwennesen, Multi-Modal Division Manager, Oklahoma Department of Transportation


12. Questions and Conclusion


13. Other business