Issue 15
January 23, 2017
We Need Your Input on the OML Annual Conference
The 2017 OML Annual Conference will be here before you know it. We would like to get your perspective on what your overall experience at conference was and what topics or session tracks would be of interest to you this year.

Feel free to share this survey with all members of your governing board and any other municipal officials in your town, as well as staff - we would like input from as many of our members as possible! Please   take this survey by January 31st.
OML Board District 6 Call For Nominations: Deadline February 20th
The OML District 6 Board seat has become open as of January 1 due to the resignation of John Fothergill. Nominations will be received until Monday, February 20, 2017 and will be presented to the OML board of directors at their next meeting. Any municipal official of any of the District 6 OML member municipalities that is interested in this position should submit a letter of interest, resume and a resolution from your municipality supporting your nomination to the OML offices, 201 NE 23rd Street, Attention: Nancee Morris to be received no later than Monday, February 20, 2017. 

Contact Nancee Morris at 1-800-324-6651 or 405-528-7515 or   for further information, or myself, Mike Brown, at . Thank you for your interest. Download Sample Resolution
Marcy Twyman to Teach the Budget Process Workshop February 3rd in Midwest City
Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear Marcy Twyman teach one of OML's popular courses, the Budget Process Workshop. This class is designed to teach the legal and policy-related responsibilities in the annual budget process and provide practical examples you can use in your city or towns budget. 
Sign up today to reserve your seat!
Register Today! February 11th Workshop in Stillwater Next Opportunity to Satisfy Your New Official Educational Requirement
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 . 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!
Register Today For The 2017 OML/OMUP Water - Environmental Summit, February 24th in Midwest City
City managers, mayors, council members, attorneys, public works directors, planners, water/wastewater superintendents and water/wastewater operators. Please plan to attend the OML/OMUP Water/Environmental Summit for essential updates on water and environmental issues for cities and towns. The Summit will be held on Friday, February 24th at Rose State in Midwest City . More Information
SAVE THE DATE! March 10th -  OML and OU's Institute for Quality Communities Team Up
The Oklahoma Municipal League is proud to announce a new and exciting partnership with the University of Oklahoma's Institute for Quality Communities (IQC).  IQC is a community outreach program in the OU College of Architecture providing learning opportunities for students and assisting communities who are working to reshape their cities and towns. Through the generous support of our sponsors, OG&E, Phillips 66, OneOK and PSO, the League will be offering grants to our members to assist with funding projects selected by IQC.  Applications will be taken this spring for those interested. More Information

New Year, New Goals, New Leadership Class
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. CLD is an excellent opportunity for municipal officials, employees and community leaders to develop and improve on current leadership skills and styles. ties and towns. For complete details download the  CLD application form.

Be a Host City!  Download the  application.
25 Year Awards Presented to Muldrow Employees
OML is honored to recognize individuals that have served their communities for 25 years or more with steadfast dedication and commitment. OML board member and Stonewall Town Administrator Dennis Heath had the privilege of presenting these two special awards for Muldrow on Thursday January 12 to Town Administrator David M. Taylor who has completed 29 years of service and Clerk and Treasurer Larry W. Edwards who has completed nearly 40 years of service. If your municipality has one or more individuals who have completed 25 years of service and you would like OML to honor their service, contact or call 405-528-7515 .
Muldrow Town Clerk/Treasurer Larry Edwards 
Muldrow Town Administrator (and former OML Board of Directors Towns Rep.) David Taylor
Municipal Election Calendar and Information Available Online
Don't forget that municipal elections are on April 4th! 
Election calendars and election information are available on the OML website. Please contact the OML office should you need additional information at (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651 or email Kelly Danner. Visit our website Election Calendar page.
Your City is Invited to Apply to Win a Full Service Resiliency Solution ($40,000 value)
From flood management to public health or economic stress, cities must be resilient to be successful in today's environment.  The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities has teamed up with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) to offer a unique opportunity to cities: the winning city will receive a full-service resilience solution by IBTS and NLC, valued at over $40,000. More Information
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