Issue 37
June 26, 2017
OML's Executive Director Mike Fina Featured In The Oklahoman
The new OML Executive Director is featured in an article titled Mike Fina Speaks On The Challenges And The Future Of Oklahoma Cities - by Dylan Jackson of The Oklahoman. The article is available to view here on the NewsOK website .
Request for Public Assistance For April and May 2017 Storms Deadlines Early As Monday, June 26, 2017
With help from FEMA, the 20th of May storms are being added to a disaster declaration made for rain and storms for the period of May 16-19 by Gov Fallin. If your city or town had any damage to municipal facilities during this time period due to the storms, we want to encourage you to report it to your respective emergency management office. 

Also, the deadline to apply for Federal assistance under the Public Assistance program for DR-4315 is Monday, June 26, 2017.  In order for damages to be eligible for funding through this declaration, they must have occurred between April 28th and May 2nd, 2017.  
If you have damages from that time period that may be eligible for funding, please complete the attached Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form and submit to Also attached is a  Project documentation preparation checklist for DR 4315.
Friday, June 23rd at 2pm, OEM will be offering a virtual applicant briefing on DR-4315 for those that were unable to attend one in person.  To attend, please   register here.
Fourth of July Fun In Oklahoma - Independence Day Photo Contest
It's that time again in the great state of Oklahoma, Independence Day! After you grill out with the family and spend the day in the heat, don't forget to attend the 4th of July events going on around the state! Send OML your best 4th of July photos from around Oklahoma to be featured in the July 10th Issue of Insight! Please send your photos to Marilyn Courtney via email. Deadline to submit your photos is Friday, July 7th. See a list of events around Oklahoma at the KFOR Website.
Mayors Council Of Oklahoma Summer Conference July 20th - 22nd in Idabel
The President of the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) and Mayor of Guymon, Kim Peterson, would like to invite his fellow mayors to the  Mayors' Summer Conference in Idabel July 20 - 22, 2017. He says "It is a one of a kind opportunity to network with fellow mayors from around the State who not only understand the issues you face but are also there to share their experiences and assist with possible solutions."

Idabel Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas has made tremendous plans for those in attendance.  For more details on the exciting events happening at the conference, check out the agenda or visit the MCO website for details and registration.
For more information contact   Sarah Lingenfelter via email  or call (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651. 
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.

The Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG) Celebrates Its 40 th  Anniversary!
This past week OMAG hosted its 40th anniversary celebration and conference at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Their conference featured David Marquet, author of "Turn the Ship Around", as their keynote speaker. OML Executive Director Mike Fina, who was in attendance said "David Marquets' presentation was among the best leadership keynotes I have ever attended. Thank you to OMAG for bringing this educational conference and inspirational figure to Oklahoma". All attendees received a complimentary copy of his book as well as a complimentary book signing. OML would like to congratulate OMAG on its 40th year and we look forward to continue working with you.
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.
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
The Oklahoma Municipal League thanks Oklahoma Public Law and Utility Technology Services, Inc for sponsoring events at the 2017 Annual Conference in Tulsa. Oklahoma Public Law is assisting in sponsoring the Tuesday night hospitality event for conference attendees. Utility Technology Services, INC is sponsoring the beverage cart for our golfers in the scramble. Your generosity in helping sponsor these events is greatly appreciated. From the staff at OML, we thank you.

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!
OML Congratulates Dave Slezickey and Charles Lamb!
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authorities own Dave Slezickey, OMPA Board Member, and Charles Lamb, OMPA Board Chair were presented with awards by the American Public Power Association. OML congratulates you on your accomplishments as well as your dedication to Oklahoma's cities and towns .
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