Issue 25
April 3, 2017
Are You Prepared For Severe Weather? 
Sign up for the Disaster Workshop April 21st
Tornados, earthquakes, wildfires, floods and droughts; Oklahoma has extreme weather that can quickly lead to disasters.  Is your community prepared to deal with the effects of severe weather? Reserve your seat today and hear experts in the fields of emergency planning, disaster recovery, how the Oklahoma National Guard can assist, and managing legal risks associated with disastersDownload Agenda for more information. Register Online
Quality Communities Grant Program - Applications Are Now Being Taken: Deadline May 15th
OML has partnered with OU's Institute for Quality Communities to offer the Quality Communities Grant Program which will assist its members with up to 50% of the funding to those communities whose projects have been selected by OU's IQC for a project in their community. Applications are to be submitted to OU IQC and deadline to submit a request for assistance is May 15, 2017. Visit our website to download the brochure and for more information and application. If you have any questions, please contact Nancee Morris at
Call for Nominations for OML Annual Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the Mayor of the Year, Don Rider Award and Innovations Awards. The Innovations Award provides an opportunity for officials and staff of member cities and towns to receive recognition for their superior and innovative efforts.
The Don Rider Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to their community as well as their profession through personal growth and involvement. 

It's also time to nominate your mayor for the prestigious Mayor of the Year Award.  Two awards will be given; one for municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more and the second to a deserving mayor from a city or town of less than 5,000 in population. 

Please submit your entries by Friday, July 14, 2017.   For further information, please visit the OML Annual Conference website awards page.

Next New Officials Institutes Coming In June
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 June Institutes will be held June 8th in Oklahoma City and June 15th in Tulsa. These two classes will draw the close for NOI for the fiscal year. For dates or more information, see the NOI page on our website.

Remember, you don't have to be new to attend. Everyone is welcome!
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
Please Participate in This Important Survey for Parks and Recreation in Oklahoma
This is an invitation for OML members to participate in an important planning survey related to parks and recreation. Input from cities and towns across Oklahoma is essential for statewide planning, as well as making Oklahoma eligible for federal grants valuable to these cities and towns.   More information
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