Issue 23
March 20, 2017
Tomorrow Is 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 at Kamps 10 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 for those that have registered.  More Information
"If I Were Mayor..." Essay Contest Winners
Municipal Council of Mayor (MCO) and the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) are proud to announce the winners of the 2016-2017 "If I Were Mayor..." essay contest winners.  This year we were excited to received hundreds of essays and are seeing a real interest from both the teachers and the students.  They are learning the important role mayors play in their communities . List of Winners
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 Agenda for more information. Register Online
Oklahoma Cities Receive Special Registration Rate: Transforming Local Government Conference, Tulsa April 18-21, 2017
Join other cities and towns from across the country as they share their innovative ideas.  The Alliance for Innovation has selected the City of Tulsa to host this year's conference and is offering Oklahoma municipalities a $100 discount on their registration.  More Details
Placemaking Workshop Introduces OML Grant Program
Municipal Leaders attended the Placemaking Workshop hosted by the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities and the Oklahoma Municipal League. The workshop also launched the new partnership that OML has established with OU IQC to provide financial assistance to member municipalities interested in working with IQC on a future project.  Applications are to be submitted to OU IQC and deadline to submit a request for assistance is May 15, 2017. More information
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