Issue 57
November 20, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving From OML!

We at OML would like to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each of you and your unwavering support of the Municipalities of Oklahoma. - Mike Fina, Executive Director

happy_thanksgiving_card.jpgPlease remember that our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
In This Issue
OML Board District 11 Call For Nominations
Deadline Friday, December 29th, 2017

The OML District 11 Board seat has become open as of November 7, 2017, due to the Honorable Richard Chapman's resignation from the Board. Nominations will be received until Friday, December 29, 2017 and will be presented to the OML  Board of Directors on January 10, 2018. More information and Sample Resolution here.
Spots are Filling Up Quickly! Claim Your Seat at our Last Two Dinners: Oklahoma City and Altus!
Reserve Your Spot Today, Free of Charge!

Only two dinners remain in 2017! Join us on Tuesday, November 28th in Oklahoma City at Cattlemen's Steakhouse and Thursday, November 30th in Altus at Fred's Steakhouse from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Come and get connected with other municipalities in your area and meet your OML Field Representative. The 2018 legislative session and the latest things happening at the League will be topics of discussion.  Remember: the dinners are free to you and there will be a cash bar offered!
If you are interested in attending a District Dinner Meeting in your area, please visit our website, or call (405) 528-7515 for more information. Additionally, if you would like a District Dinner Meeting held in your community, please email  Sarah Lingenfelter.
SGR's 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop Hosted by OML Is One Week Away!
Come Join Us!

The Oklahoma Municipal League is proud to partner with Strategic Government Resources to present the 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop on November 29th! This one-day workshop is derived upon the principles of servant leadership. This 'servant leadership' philosophy, which more organizations are embracing, provides a way for people to nurture healthy relationships and achieve inspiring results. This workshop will introduce you to these compelling principles, how others are living them out, and how they can begin to transform the culture. For more information on this workshop, please  download the brochure.
Bills That Took Effect on November 1st, 2017 - e-Capitol

Read all the bills that were passed in the 56th Legislative Session that went in to effect at the first of this month. If you have any questions about these bills, please contact Missy Dean at our offices. Download list of bills here.
Have You Heard of Our 25 Years of Service Awards?

If not, and you have an official or employee that has completed a minimum of 25 years of service, please complete the nomination form on our website and have it back to the OML offices by Friday, December 29, 2017. If you have any questions, please email April Bradbury.
The Oklahoma Municipal League in Action
OML Is On The Move!

Mike Fina, Missy Dean, and Aspen Roberts attended the City Summit with the National League of Cities in North Carolina this week.

Jodi Lewis and Bill Phelps attended Special Session at the Capitol.
Nancee Morris attended a presentation in Vinita on the OU IQC Placemaking grant awarded to the community (Photo Insert).

Jamie Smith and April Bradbury attended a 51-year retirement party in Midwest City for Linda Rooney! Congratulations Linda and thank you for your dedication!

Jodi Lewis and Bill Phelps attended the Study on Economic Benefits of Solar Energy to Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Cheryl Adams attended the Disaster Resilience Seminar in Enid on Wednesday.

Sue Ann Nicely, Kelly Danner, MJ Barton, and Sarah Lingenfelter attended the Newly Elected Officials Institute in McAlester on Thursday.
2018 Government Finance Officers Association Conference
Get Registered Today!

Join the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for their Annual Conference May 6-9, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. With concurrent sessions, pre-conference sessions, general sessions, discussion groups, and networking opportunities, why would you want to miss it? Session tracks will include topics such as accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Explore St. Louis and what it has to offer while sharpening your financial skills and preparedness for audits and budget woes for the coming year! Don't miss out on the first discount for registration, which ends on February 1st . For more information on registering, read their brochure here.
The Practical Guide to Everyday Municipal Issues Workshop
Register for the December 15th Class

OML is hosting a Practical Guide to Everyday Municipal Issues Workshop on December 15th at Rose State College in Midwest City. Come hear about topics such as Meeting Decorum and Open Meetings and Records Acts. Have any questions about this workshop? Contact  Cheryl Adams  or call (405) 528-7515 for more information. To register, please visit our  calendar page!
Have You Completed Your 2017-2018 Salary Survey?

If you have not completed your 2017-2018 Salary Survey, and would like a complimentary copy, you're in luck! OML is currently accepting surveys. Students from the University of Oklahoma will be calling you to clarify the information given or ask any follow up questions. If you have any questions, please email  Daniel McClure.
Oklahoma Municipal League 
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Editor: Marilyn Courtney
Electronic Editor: Christy Christoffersen

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