Meet Meloyde

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  • 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
  • Mother
  • Art Jewelry Designer
  • Marathon Runner
  • Supporter of Oklahoma Live Music
  • Native Oklahoman

 

Meloyde Blancett serves Tulsans in District 78 as their elected representative in the Oklahoma State House. Voters most recently re-elected Melodye in November 2018. She is serving her second consecutive term as their representative and is seeking a third term in November 2020.

Meloyde is a native Oklahoman who earned her degree at the University of Oklahoma. Her early career as a print journalist served as a springboard for enthusiastic, life-long civic engagement. For Meloyde, her leap to elected public service came as she saw an opportunity to continue a legacy of strong, effective representation of her district as widely respected Rep. Jeannie McDaniel retired.

Along with serving as District 78 Representative, Meloyde leads Creative Oklahoma as its executive director. The statewide organization’s mission is to foster development of 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 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 Oklahoma corporations and, notably, at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. 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 designs and creates 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.