Issue 16
January 30, 2017
OML Executive Director Search Launched
The OML Board of Directors is seeking an executive director with a proven track record in executive leadership and visionary thinking. If interested in this exceptional opportunity, please contact Ron Holifield with Strategic Government Resources via email or view t he  SGR Job Search Page for application information and the  OML Executive Director Brochure  for position information.
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
Congress of Mayors Held in Guthrie
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) held its seventh annual Congress of Mayors last Friday at the state Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie. During the course of the day the over 100 mayors, vice mayors, council members and city managers debated issues facing municipalities and crafted a legislative agenda for the 2017 legislative session. Former State Representative Joe Dorman served as parliamentarian again this year and Pryor Creek's Mayor Jimmy Tramel served as honorary Speaker of the House for the event. The goal of this Congress is to give mayors a better understanding of the legislative process and give them the opportunity to interact with their colleagues and lawmakers to get a real understanding of state issues. View Photos from the event here.
Last Chance! 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!
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
Placemaking Workshop 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). To introduce our members to IQC and what they have to offer, OU and OML are hosting a full day workshop to be held at the Norman Campus on March 10th (lunch and parking will be provided). The workshop will focus on placemaking; evaluating and improving public spaces. Placemaking is a process of creating quality public spaces based on local assets, culture, and preferences. This workshop will demonstrate the connection between placemaking and community development goals, share success stories from Oklahoma communities, and show how to evaluate public spacesMore Information
OML 2017 Salary Survey 
The Salary Survey is completed! We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the municipalities that participated in this year's survey. For those municipalities that participated in the survey a  complimentary  copy of the report has been emailed to the person that submitted the data. If you have not received it, contact Daniel McClure and he will be happy to get you a copy. Salary Survey Reports are available for members that did not participate for $50, email Daniel and he will get a copy sent right away. We have included a comment sheet as a back page to facilitate future improvements in the publication. If you have suggestions or comments to improve the Salary Survey please email them to . We hope you find this report useful to your municipality.
February 3rd Deadline Quickly Approaching!
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.
Save The Date! Municipal Government Day at the Capitol - March 21st
Plan now to attend this popular half-day event that will take place at the Oklahoma State Capitol on March 21st. Hosted by OML and the Mayors Council of Oklahoma, you will have the opportunity to network with other municipal officials, hear the latest information on legislative issues, visit with your legislative representatives about municipal issues and meet the student winner of the "If I Were Mayor" essay contest. This event is free for OML members and lunch will be served.  More Information