Issue 32
May 22, 2017
New Officials Institute Continues 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 he ld June 8th in Oklahoma City at the Francis Tuttle Center, Rockwell location and June 15thin Tulsa at the Tulsa Tech, Lemley Campus. The two June classes will be your last opportunity to fulfill your requirements for this fiscal year.

For more information see  the NOI page  on our website.

Remember, you don't have to be new to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Deadline: July 14 - Have You Submitted Your Award Nominations? We Are Looking For The Next Innovations Award Winners And More! 

2016 Innovations Award Winner:
The City of Sallisaw for a
population under 10,000 

2016 Innovations Award Winner:
The City of Stillwater for a
population over 10,000

OML is now accepting nominations for the Innovations Award.  The Innovations Award recognizes municipal officials and staff of OML member cities and towns for their superior innovative efforts. This award is dedicated to those involved with their local government are progressive, caring, and committed to their community. 
Nominations are also being accepted for the Don Rider Award. The Don Rider Award was first established in 1988 recognizing outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to their community as well as their profession through personal growth and involvement. 
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) is accepting nominations for the Mayor of the Year award. The two Mayor of the Year award recipients are recognized for their continued dedication and vision for their individual communities. The awards are given to one municipality of 5,000 or more and one municipality of less than 5,000 in population.
These awards will be presented at the annual OML Conference in September. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 14, 2017.

2017 OML Annual Conference, September 12-14, Tulsa
OML would like to thank Cowan Group Engineering and Waste Connections for continuing to support OML and its members by being an active sponsor for the OML annual conference. Waste Connections is making the Wednesday hospitality event possible with their generous contribution. The Cowan Group Engineering has graciously offered to sponsor the City Managers' Breakfast. These organizations' generosity and commitment to Oklahoma cities and towns proves that working together wins. OML is grateful for all of the help that our sponsors provide.

The Conference Website is ramping up again and Corporate Sponsor, Exhibitor and Awards information is now available. Golf Scramble and Delegate registration will be available soon. Please visit our   Conference Website  today!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Sign Up To Be In Our Certified Municipal Official Program
Managing today's cities and towns is a complex endeavor further challenged by the continual advances in technology. Municipal officials and employees need a tremendous amount of knowledge to run a municipality. With this in mind, OML offers a Certified Municipal Official Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize officials and employees who continue to develop their skills and enrich their expertise in local government. This is a voluntary program available to all municipal officials and employees. See the brochure for more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Adams   via email or call 405-528-7515.
Save the Date for the Mayors Council Of Oklahoma Summer Conference July 20-22
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) will host the summer conference in Idabel July 20, 21, and 22, 2017. The annual event provides mayors, vice-mayors and their families an opportunity to experience the best the hosting city has to offer, as well as training and networking opportunities. Idabel Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas will organize the conference and has tremendous plans for those in attendance.  Thursday morning is reserved for the MCO and OML Board of Directors' meeting followed by a golf scramble. On Friday, participants will take in one of the wonderful tours that the City of Idabel has to offer. Rotating roundtable sessions with hot topics to stimulate the discussion are planned. Join us in Idabel for three days with other Mayor's from around our great state. For more information contact Sarah Lingenfelter via email or call (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651.