Issue 19
February 20, 2017
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It's Almost Here! Register Today For The 2017 OML/OMUP Water - Environmental Summit, February 24th in Midwest City
Final Days to Register!
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
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
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 winners 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!
Community Leadership Development Graduation
The Community Leadership Development Class 5 held the 2017 graduation ceremony on Friday, February 10th at the Western Oklahoma State College. Thank you to the City of Altus and the Altus Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event.  A big thank you to our sponsors Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Oklahoma Natural Gas, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Phillips 66.  Read more about this session and graduation.  
Don't Miss Our Next Municipal Clerks And Treasurers (MC&T) Training In El Reno On March 3rd
On March 3 rd in El Reno OML will host its 3 rd training of the year. This workshop fulfills state requirements for the MC&T certification program, as well as 4 hours of Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) credit.  It is also the only workshop that will have Cash Handling Training. If you are a current member of the MC&T program, there is no charge to attend this event. Contact Kelly Danner if you have any questions at Register and More Details
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