Issue 6, August 2018
2018 OML Annual Conference And Expo News

Delegates and Exhibitors: Please register by August 24 th to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.  Register Today!
You are invited to join us for fun activities, great networking, and informative educational sessions September 11-13. 
Hotel Information
Special rate rooms are available at the
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Oklahoma City Downtown - Bricktown
101 East Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
Call 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) 
Give Your Group Code: OML
Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, CEO
Super Sessions!
With over 51 break-out sessions, presenting 15 unique tracks, plus the grand opening session, activities in the exhibit hall, receptions, golf tournament, dinners, and awards banquet being planned, the 2018 OML Annual Conference is shaping up to be one of the best!

This year’s break-out sessions will be focused on bringing the most up-to-date information regarding the latest issues that are facing our municipalities. See the Conference App for more information!
Presenter Spotlight:
  • Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, CEO will outline the importance of communities supporting festivals. He will explain the economic impact that festivals have on communities, along with pitfalls facing municipalities and organizations that do not work together for the anticipated outcome.
  • Pam Spinks, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, Director of Professional Development will present Hiring and Firing - HR Living On the Edge! Consider your hiring process. Is it getting you the right employees? Before you fire an employee, have you done all you could to help them be successful?
  • Adria Berry, Vice President of Government Affairs for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, will dissect the new medical marijuana law and help shed light on the current state of affairs surrounding this new industry.
28th Annual Scramble Golf Tournament
Register your party for the annual Golf Scramble on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the John Conrad Regional Golf Course, 711 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73130
Reserve Your Spot For The Pre-Conference Workshop: Winning With Grants!
Please join presenter Elesia Church as she shares her knowledge and experience in grant writing. Who will benefit: Mayors, City Managers, City Clerks, Emergency Managers, Fire & Police Chiefs, and anyone interested in learning more about grants and grant writing. This workshop counts for 6 hours towards the OML Certified Municipal Officials program. Agenda now available!
Elesia Church
Tuesday, Sept. 11
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cox Convention Center,
Rooms 1 & 2
One Myriad Garden, OKC 73102
Conference Schedule at a Glance
Please take a moment to review the great line-up of presenters and break-out sessions that are planned for the upcoming conference.  See It Here!
Beer, Wine and Gift Card Pull Donations
OML members – Can you help us, help others? During the upcoming Annual Conference, OML will be raising funds to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Hunger in Oklahoma continues to be a significant problem and concern in our state. That is why OML will be hosting the first Beer & Wine Pull, along with a separate Gift Card Pull during the conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to donate to the Regional Food Bank and ‘pull’ for beer or wine, as well as gift cards.

Here’s how you can help…by either donating beer, wine or a gift card to a local restaurant or retail business, or by purchasing tickets to the pulls while attending the conference or both ! More Information
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Appy Hour!
Join us for Appy Hour during the OML conference!

Want to learn how to download, navigate, check out the leaderboard, and get all the latest conference news on the app? Then, please join us for our popular Appy Hour.
When: during the Pre-Race Pit Stop Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Hey Day Entertainment – Bricktown, 200 S. Oklahoma Ave, Ste. HD
Event sponsor: Garver, Municipal Finance Services, and The Public Finance Law Group

In addition to Appy Hour, attendees will enjoy live entertainment by cover band F.N.G., food, beverages and networking with friends. We hope to see you there!!

Download from the  Apple App Store  and  Google Play ! You can also access the app from the  conference website .
Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys Conference

Don't forget to register for the Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys (OAMA) Fall Conference that will take place during the OML Conference!  More Information