"To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality ofthe natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."
Standing committees at both the local and state level integral to the success of the Oklahoma Chapter include the Conservation Committee, Outings, Political Committee, and Legislative Committee. From local food fairs and backpacking trips to film festivals and legislative lobbying, committee involvement offers opportunities to promote sustainability and environmental conservation with some of the most dedicated, kind-hearted folks in Oklahoma!
Over the years, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club has successfully protected Oklahoma's wildlife, preserved its natural resources, and educated the public on many issues at the local, state, and federal level. The volunteers and partners of the Sierra Club strive to be stewards of Oklahoma's environment and have a Proud History of Accomplishments.
Whether you are interested in backyard gardening, canoe trips, or grassroots lobbying, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes you to the oldest and largest environmental organization in the nation! Join now, attend a local event, and help us Protect Oklahoma's Environment...For Our Familes, For Our Future.
Chapter (state-wide) Officers
|Chapter Chair, CCL Delegate||Barbara Van Hankenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Past Chair, Political Chair, Conservation Chair||Jody Harlanemail@example.com|
|Chapter Membership Chair|
|Treasurer, Nominating Committee Chair||David Brown|
|Outings Chair||Doug Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Legal Chair, Staff Supervisor||Jason Aamodtemail@example.com|
|Legislative Committee Chair||Susie Derichsweilerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Membership Committee Chair|
|Barbara Van Hankenemail@example.com|
|Cimarron (Oklahoma City)||Doug Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Green Country (Tulsa)||Bill McClellandemail@example.com|
|Red Earth (Norman)||Joel Olsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Oklahoma Chapter Staff
David Ocamb, Executive Director
|David Ocamb is the Chapter Director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club. A native Oklahoman, David most recently served as the Political Director for a national political action committee focused on electing American Indian candidates to office, including work on numerous races in Oklahoma.
David’s passion for environmental issues began in high school where he belonged to his high school’s environmental club. It extended to his time at Baylor, where he graduated with his undergraduate degree as well as graduating top in his class with his Masters in Political Science.
Prior to joining the club, David served as Policy Director overseeing the Policy and Communications departments for a gubernatorial campaign in Texas. Additionally, David has worked with a national political messaging and consulting firm, including extensive work on numerous statewide and State Senate races in Oklahoma as well as extensive issue advocacy and grassroots lobbying work with the Environmental Defense Fund and League of Conservation Voters.
Whitney Pearson, Associate Field Organizer
A native Oklahoman, Whitney is an Associate Organizing Representative with the Sierra Club's National Beyond Coal Campaign. Whitney is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has been actively engaged with the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations since her university days. While at the University of Oklahoma, Whitney spearheaded the Campus Climate Challenge through the Sierra Student Coalition and OUr Earth.
Subsequent to her graduation from OU, Whitney worked an associate at Pearson Public Affairs. Whitney is focused on moving Oklahoma energy production and consumption beyond coal and emphasizing a clean energy economy in Oklahoma.