Issue 36
June 19, 2017
Mayors Council Of Oklahoma Summer Conference; Reserve Your Hotel Room Today! Block Rate Available Until June 20th.
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) will host the Mayors' 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 while having the opportunity to network with fellow officials and participate in a quality educational workshop. Idabel Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas has made tremendous plans for those in attendance.  Thursday morning is reserved for the MCO and OML Board of Directors' meeting followed by a golf scramble and a tour of the Wheelock Academy and Museum for the non-golfers. 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. The agenda is now available.
If you need a hotel room, contact the Comfort Suites at 400 SE Lincoln Road, Idabel, OK.  To make a reservation call 580-286-9393. The room block will be open until June 20, 2017 at a rate of $91.00 per night. You will need to tell them you are attending the 2017 Mayors Conference.  For more information contact   Sarah Lingenfelter via email  or call (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651. Registration Information
Submit Nominations For Mayor Of The Year, Innovations And Don Rider Awards Before July 14th
Nominations are now being accepted for the MCO Mayor of the Year awards, the Innovations award, and the Don Rider award. Please submit your entries by Friday, July 14, 2017. The awards will be presented at the OML annual conference being held in Tulsa, September 12-14. 

For more information on any of these awards, please feel free to contact Sarah Lingenfelter regarding the Mayor of the Year awards at  or for further details on the Innovations or Don Rider awards, contact Missy Dean at .  You may also visit our website or call 405-528-7515 or 800-324-6651.

OML Board Districts 2 And 11 Call For Nominations: Deadline July 21st
The Board seats representing Districts 2 and 11 on the Oklahoma Municipal League Board of Directors is up for election this year and will be voted on at the 2017 OML annual business meeting held during the OML annual conference in Tulsa, Thursday morning September 14, 2017.  The District 2 representative, Honorable Jason Nichols, Mayor for the City of Tahlequah, and the District 11 representative, the Honorable Richard Chapman, Vice-Mayor of the Town of Gage have both expressed a desire to continue serving their districts if reappointed.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and an attested resolution to the OML offices at 201 N.E. 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Attention: Nancee Morris, fax to 405-528-7560 or email to Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 21, 2017.
If you have any questions or desire additional information, please feel free to contact James Couch, Nominating Committee Chair at or contact Nancee Morris at or call 800-324-6651 or 405-528-7515.

Reserve Your Hotel Room For The 2017 OML Annual Conference!
The OML Annual Conference is coming to Tulsa on September 12 through the 14th. Special hotel rates are now available for delegates staying at the Doubletree Hotel. Visit the Hotel Information Page of the OML Annual Conference Website for reservation information.
Newly Elected Officials Institutes Held In Oklahoma City And Tulsa
On June 8th  and 15th , OML staff and instructors traveled to Oklahoma City and Tulsa and hosted over 250 municipal officials. Attendees heard from various governing professionals from around the state about topics such as budgeting and debt limitation. All municipal officials and staff are welcome to participate.
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. State law requires each person elected for the first time to a position of a municipality on or after January 1, 2005, OR appointed for the first time on or after July 1, 2006, to attend an institute for municipal officials. The statute is codified at Title 11 O.S., Section 8-114.
For more information, see the NOI page on our website and check back periodically for the 2017-2018 NOI class schedule.  Classes will be scheduled for the fall of 2017 soon.
Join The Exhibition At The 2017 OML Annual Conference!
Register today to become a Corporate, Government, Association, City or Town Exhibitor at the 2017 OML Annual Conference in Tulsa. The 2017 Exposition, September 12-14, will bring your organization's representatives into contact with those municipal officials who not only influence the decision makers, but also are responsible for entering into contracts, making purchasing decisions and soliciting bids. For more information on how to be an exhibitor, contact April Bradbury via email or call 405-528-7515. Visit our conference website to register to be an exhibitor today.
OML 2017 Annual Conference Thanks Its Corporate Sponsors
OML thanks Municipal Finance Services and Guernsey for sponsoring events at the 2017 Annual Conference in Tulsa. Municipal Finance Services are assisting in sponsoring the Tuesday night hospitality event for attendees. Guernsey is sponsoring Wednesday's lunch for the exhibitors and delegates. OML is lucky to have such generous corporate sponsors to help with the conference.

OML is grateful for all our sponsors and the services they provide to our members. These organizations' generosity and commitment to Oklahoma cities and towns proves that working together wins. OML appreciates all the help that our sponsors provide.

For more information to become a corporate sponsor for the 2017 OML Annual Conference, please visit the sponsors page of the Conference Website.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!