Issue 18
February 13, 2017
Latest in Legislative News: Read the OML Advocate 2-17
Save Our Water! Register Today For The 2017 OML/OMUP Water - Environmental Summit, February 24th in Midwest City
This water and environment summit is ideal for all city managers, mayors, council members, attorneys, public works directors, planners, water/wastewater superintendents and water/wastewater operators.The OML/OMUP Water/Environmental Summit provides 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
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 Mike Brown at . Thank you for your interest. Download Sample Resolution
Attend the Placemaking Workshop on March 10th to Learn How to Improve Your Community and How to Apply For a Grant From OML
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 spacesOML will be giving grants to assist our member cities with placemaking projects. More information will be announced at this event More Information
Application Deadline for the OML Executive Director Position Is Approaching
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.
Sign Up Today! 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
OML Announces the City of McAlester to Host the Opening Session of the 2017 Community Leadership Development Class 6!
The City of McAlester will host the next CLD class on April 6th and 7th. Hosting the community Leadership Development class is a great opportunity for cities and towns to showcase their community!  Be a Host City!  Download the application.

Don't forget the deadline to apply for the next Community Leadership Development session has been extended to March 3rd. Sign up today to join the CLD Class VI! This is an excellent opportunity for municipal officials, employees and community leaders to develop and improve on current leadership skills and styles. For complete details, download the CLD application form or visit the CLD page on our website.
March 23 Workshop in Lawton Next Opportunity to Satisfy Your New Official Educational Requirement
Throughout the year 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 workshop will be in 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!
Budget Workshop Held, Don't Miss Our Other Educational Opportunities!
The Budget Process Workshop, one of OML's most well attended events, was held Friday, February 3rd in Midwest City. Marcy Twyman spoke to the packed room of over 100 attendees. 

Don't miss your chance to attend one of OML's other educational workshops - the Water and Environmental Summit, OU Institute for Quality Communities Placemaking Workshop, New Officials Institute and more! Look at our calendar online to see what's coming up .
Other News