2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference
Embracing the Dawn
Adam White is a born and raised Oklahoman. The son of small-town teachers, White graduated from Oklahoma State University, focusing on political science, emergency management, and history. White married his college sweetheart, Amanda, and they have three daughters, with one on the way. He served for a decade in the military with several years as an Army special operations officer. White owns a regenerative cattle ranch, founded a grassroots advocacy organization, is working through a master's degree in organizational psychology, and currently works as the City Manager for Eufaula.
|Adam White's Schedule|
|Community Development Grant Opportunities in Oklahoma
|Date: Friday – October, 29 2021 Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Meeting Room F
|Did you know that funding from the USDA and AARP could be directed toward arts-based projects and infrastructural improvements in your communities? Through the support of the USDA Rural Business Development grant, the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and Museum was able to make much-needed building repairs and maintenance, which will protect and preserve the historic juke joint and landmark that was originally the childhood home of famed blues musician D.C. Minner. The City of Eufaula was recently awarded a 2021 Community Facilities Grant provided by AARP. This grant will support the installation of permanent outdoor musical instruments along the downtown corridor of Eufaula. The instruments will be strategically placed in pairs to encourage social engagement, and staged at least 30 meters apart to encourage walking and interaction. The goal of the outdoor music instrument installation is to create social interaction and innovation in the community. Panelists will discuss the grant application processes and share information on how other Oklahoma communities can leverage funding from the USDA and AARP to make their communities more vibrant, livable, accessible, and engaging for local residents and visitors. |
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