Issue 13
January 9, 2017
Guthrie to Host Oklahoma Congress of Mayors On January 20, 2017:  Registration Open To Mayors, Vice Mayors, Councilmembers and Managers!
We hope you are making plans to attend the 7th Annual MCO Congress of Mayors, to be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie.
An invitation to all Oklahoma State legislators, inviting them to witness this historic event. 
Also, we have signed on many sponsors for the Congress and are able to present it to you at NO COST including breakfast and lunch.  Additionally, each delegate will receive a Congress of Mayors lapel pin.
If you haven't yet registered, please do so now.
As always, just give us a call or send us an email if you need additional information and we hope to see you there!   More Information
Register Today! ONLY Two Workshops Remaining to Satisfy Your New Official Educational Requirement for 2016-2017
Throughout the year in six locations around the state, OML provides an intensive educational program specifically tailored for newly elected  and appointed  officials as well as experienced officials who want to keep up-to-date on municipal issues. An officer is defined in 11 O.S. Section 1-102.  Please join us for this professional development opportunity.

The New Officials Institute workshop concentrates on topics such as the Open Meeting Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Municipal Finance, Ethics and much more.  Don't let time slip away before you register.  The next workshops will be in Stillwater on Saturday, February 11, 2017 and Lawton on Thursday, March 23,2017. For more information, see the NOI page on our website.
Remember, you don't have to be new to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Sign Up For Community Leadership Training Today or Become a Host City
The Oklahoma Municipal League is now taking applications for the Community Leadership Development (CLD) Class VI. The new class will begin April 6th and 7th. This exclusive community leadership class teaches strategies in areas of teamwork, community assessment and planning, economic development and tourism, and community renewal. CLD is an excellent opportunity for municipal officials, employees and community leaders to develop and improve on current leadership skills and styles. CLD's goal is for individuals to take what they learn back to their prospective communities to build and sustain strong cities and towns.

Community Leadership Development is a yearlong program that meets about every two months. Members will travel to six different cities across Oklahoma for class sessions. This is a great opportunity to see what other cities and towns in Oklahoma have going on, as far as tourism and economic development, all while developing leadership skills. The cost to participate in the program is merely $500. For complete details download the CLD application form.

Apply to be a Host City! Communities who host a session are not only providing participants with a location to meet, they're also providing them the opportunity to see what is successful in your town and how they can apply it to their community. Download the application to be a host city.
Councilmen Appointed to NLC Committees
OML would like to congratulate the following on their appointment to the National League of Cities (NLC) Committees. As a member of these committees, these Councilmen will help shape NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America's cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home.
The NLC is a group of more than 19,000 cities, towns and other municipalities dedicated to helping civic leaders build better communities.

Community and Economic Development Committee
Lonnie Simms, Councilmember, Jenks, Oklahoma
Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee
Bo Summers, City Councilor, Jenks, Oklahoma
Larry McAtee, Councilman, Ward 3, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Human Development Committee
John Pettis, Ward 7 Councilman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee
Mike Lester, Councilor, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Transportation and Infrastructure (TIS) Committee
Scott Eudey, City Councilor, Broken Arrow, OK
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