OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, was recently appointed to the Education Committee for the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG) by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.
The SLC of CSG was established in 1947 and comprises presiding officers and key legislators from 15 Southern states. CSG is the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state elected and appointed officials.
The SLC Education Committee focuses on educational systems at all levels and examines how member states are ensuring their students are properly prepared for college entry and ready to compete in the increasingly global economy.
The committee also considers the importance of developing greater technical skills in state workforces, preparation and retainment of effective teachers, the incorporation of new technologies and methodologies in the educational field, and other topics.
“Education is very important to me and is a top priority for my constituents,” Talley said. “Much of my family has been in education for a long time, and I visit schools all over Oklahoma every year. I’m very honored to be appointed by the Speaker to serve on this committee and I look forward to learning from legislators in other states, as well as providing insight as to what we’re doing in Oklahoma.”
Talley was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in Nov. 2018 and serves as vice chair of the House Children, Youth and Family Services Committee. He comes from a family of educators and today is the director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for North Central Oklahoma. He also maintains his teaching certificate in vocational agriculture.
Oklahoma City will host SLC’s 76th annual meeting in July.