Meet Meloyde


  • Oklahoma House District 78 Representative
  • Executive Director of Statewide Innovation Non-Profit
  • Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner
  • Marketing & Public Relations Executive
  • Non-Profit Board Member and Volunteer
  • Mom
  • Art & Jewelry Designer
  • Avid Supporter of Oklahoma Art & Live Music
  • Native Oklahoman


Meloyde Blancett serves Tulsans in House District 78 as their elected representative in the Oklahoma State House. She is serving her fifth consecutive term as their representative, having first been elected in 2016.

Meloyde is a native Oklahoman who earned her journalism degree at the University of Oklahoma. Her early career as a daily newspaper reporter served as a springboard for enthusiastic, life-long civic engagement. 

Meloyde is an entrepreneur and small-business owner. She is principal of The Blancett Group, which specializes in providing marketing and public relations consulting for organizations across Oklahoma.

She has served as a marketing executive for several large Oklahoma corporations and, notably, at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as Deputy Director. At the latter, she focused on quality-jobs initiatives and the Main Street program, which supports municipalities’ commercial and cultural revival of their core districts. She is a nationally accredited public relations professional and has received recognition for her body of work.  

Meloyde also led Creative Oklahoma as its executive director from 2019 to 2023. The statewide organization’s mission is to foster the development of a vibrant, creative and innovation-based economy. Its projects and collaborative ventures span education, commerce and culture. Creative Oklahoma is a non-profit founded in 2006.

Meloyde loves to design and create art-to-wear jewelry made of polymer clay and semi-precious stones. Her work is on display at galleries and special events.

She has and continues to serve Tulsa through involvement in numerous community and non-profit groups which has included the American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the City of Tulsa Economic Development Commission, the WaterWorks Art Center Advisory Council, the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Camp Fire Green Country, the Tulsa Artist Guild, and Fab Lab Tulsa.

When she isn't serving her constituents, she actively supports a vast array of cultural endeavors across the state because she knows that things like the performing arts, visual arts in public spaces, live music of all types and even the culinary arts make up a unique quality of life that attracts and keeps talented young professionals here to contribute to our state and fuel our workforce.

See her legislative record here

See a video about her thoughts on issues here