Issue 21
March 6, 2017
Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk Appointed to the District 6 Board of Directors' Seat
Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk was appointed to the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) Board of Directors during their March 1st meeting to be the District 6 representative. Polk has been with the City of Collinsville since 2005 but her dedication to municipal government goes back more than 20 years.  The board felt her well qualified to fill the seat and that she would make an excellent representative for District 6 cities and towns. The board and OML staff are looking forward to working with City Manager Polk.
Registration Available At the Door for March 10 Workshop and Learn What Placemaking Is and How It Can Improve Your City or Town
The University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities and the Oklahoma Municipal League are hosting a full day workshop to be held at the Norman Campus on March 10th (lunch and convenient parking will be provided at no additional charge). The workshop will focus on placemaking; evaluating and improving public spaces. Information on how to obtain grant assistance on these projects will also be provided.  Communities across the state have worked with OU Institute for Quality Communities in a wide range of projects to benefit their city or town. Here are some examples of Placemaking with Photos.
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 spaces. OML will be giving grants to assist our member cities with placemaking projects. More information will be announced at this event   More Information
RSVP for the 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
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!
Be Prepared for Oklahoma Weather! Disaster Workshop April 21st
Oklahoman's know severe weather can hit anytime, year round. Make sure your community is prepared to deal with the disastrous effects of severe weather. Join OML and hear experts in the fields of emergency planning, disaster recovery, how the Oklahoma National Guard can assist, and managing legal risks associated with disasters. Download the Save the Date Flyer for more information. Register Online
Water and Environmental Summit Held 
The 2017 Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) and Oklahoma Municipal Utility Providers (OMUP) Water and Environmental Summit was held February 24th.  Over 50 municipal officials and stakeholders from across the state gathered at the Rose State College Education and Training Center for OML/OMUP's Annual Water and Environment Summit. Woodward's City Manager, Alan Riffel and the Oklahoma Municipal Utility Providers (OMUP) Chair facilitated the meeting that began with a presentation by Deputy Secretary of Energy and Environment, Tyler Powell who provided an update on legislative issues. More Information
Municipal Clerks & Treasurers Training Takes Place in El Reno
On March 3 rd in El Reno OML hosted its Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (MC&T) training. This workshop had over 70 attendees from various municipalities in Oklahoma. During this training the attendees learned about municipal sales tax and cash handling. This workshop fulfills state requirements for the MC&T certification program, as well as 4 hours of Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) credit. If you are a current member of the MC&T program, there is no charge to attend these events. Contact Kelly Danner if you have any questions at . MC&T training is just an example of the many workshops OML provides its members throughout the year.  For more details check out the OML calendar.
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