Issue 5, August 2018
2018 OML Annual Conference And Expo News
You are invited to join us for fun activities, great networking, and informative educational sessions September 11-13. 
Janelle Watson
Janelle Watson, Southwest Lead for Facebook
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.
Presenter Spotlight:
  • Jay Hannah, Executive Vice President of Financial Services for BancFirst: Hanna’s session is entitled Conflict Resolution – Getting Past “No.” The session will deal with conflict, arguments, and changes as part of our natural lives as well as the internal workings of every organization. This session looks at the nature of conflicts and potential formulas for resolution and solution to disagreement.
  • Holy Smoke Batman! – Call the HR Director, Marijuana is Here! Presenter will be Margaret McMorrow Love, attorney with The Love Law Firm. Ms. Love engages in civil litigation, including the defense of constitutional claims, civil rights actions, wrongful termination cases, and employment claims. This session will include discussion of the impact of medical marijuana on implementation of personnel policies.
  • As a part of a new conference Media Track, OML will welcome Ms. Jannelle Watson, the Southwest Lead for Facebook. Ms. Watson works on the Facebook’s Politics and Government outreach team where she focuses on providing local and state officials with tips, tools, and best practices on how to effectively utilize the platform. The session is entitled Facebook 101: State Government, Tools, Tips, and Best Practices.
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

Delegates and Exhibitors: Please register by August 24 th to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.  Register Today!
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.
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!
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 .
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
28th Annual Scramble Golf Tournament

Register your party for the annual Golf Scramble today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
John Conrad Regional Golf Course
711 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73130
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