John Reininger is the Treasurer for OAD. He is a longtime advocate of the Deaf Community who has spent most of his adult life recognizing and fighting for the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

John currently serves as Co-Chair for the ADA Committee for the City of Midwest City, Secretary for Oklahoma City Association for the Deaf (OKCAD), an activist for Deaf Grassroots United of Oklahoma (DGMU), and Coordinator for Deaf Awareness Day (DAD) at the Oklahoma State Fair.

Prior to becoming Treasurer for OAD John served as an Member at Large for OAD, Auditor for OKCAD, and board member for Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (COADHI).

In 2009 he was been recognized by OKCAD for his work in bringing Deafnation Expo to Oklahoma City. The State Fair of Oklahoma recognized John for his work as Deaf Awareness Day Coordinator in 2016.

John is a graduate of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf and comes from a large Deaf family. He Is married to Roshea and has three kids, two of whom are Deaf. He holds two Associate's Degrees from Oklahoma State University. One in Architecture and the other in Building Inspection.

Mailing Address: PO Box 300063, OKC, OK, 73140

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf (OAD) is to promote, protect and preserve the civil rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Oklahoma

Vision Statement

The vision of the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf (OAD) is that even deaf and hard of hearing individual can and will obtain maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration. without barriers.

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