Issue 38
July 3, 2017
Oklahoma Municipal League would like to wish you and your families a Happy Independence Day! Our offices will be closed on July 3rd and 4th in observance of the holiday.
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 spend some time with the family having a barbecue, 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.
Nominations For Mayor Of The Year, Innovations And Don Rider Awards Deadline 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.

Special End of Fiscal Year Duties - Public Notice
The end of the fiscal year, June 30, brings with it special legal requirements and concerns for municipalities as they close out one fiscal year and enter another. The Constitutional Debt Limitation, which limits how and when a city or town can spend money, takes center stage. Please note, a few municipalities have changed their fiscal year from July 1 to either a calendar year or some other beginning date. Therefore, they will have to substitute the date ending their fiscal year for the June 30 date . Read Article
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. 
2018 Legislative Requests: Deadline August 4th
The 2017 Legislative Session is over and it is time to start the process of planning for the 2018 legislative session. OML values the perspective of all members on legislative concerns and we encourage city officials to participate in the process so we will be prepared to present a united legislative effort. Please complete the Legislative Request Form by August 4th. The OML Legislative Committee will be voting on the issues on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:00 a.m. at OML. If you submit an issue, we would love to have you attend the meeting on the 9th to present it to the committee.
Porter Peach Festival July 13-15th
For the last 50 years Porter, Oklahoma has hosted a peach festival. At this festival you will find car shows, free peaches and ice cream, and even a 5K run! Head to Porter July 13th  through 15th  to try their award winning peaches! F or updates and to check out the schedule of events, visit the Porter Peach Festival website.
Rush Springs Watermelon Festival August 10th-12th
Every year on the second Saturday in August, Rush Springs hosts a watermelon festival celebrating the local crop of watermelons. Since 1948, The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival has been a tradition, bringing in over 20,000 visitors every year. Watermelon-themed activities are planned as family fun entertainment.  Head to South Oklahoma town Rush Springs to enjoy some refreshing watermelon! This year, the festival will be held on August 10-12th. Check their Facebook page for details.
Delegate Registration For The 2017 OML Annual Conference Is Now Open!
Delegate registration is now available for the 2017 OML Annual Conference coming up September 12-14, 2017 in Tulsa. See the Delegate Registration Page of the Conference Website for all of the latest information on the events to be held at this year's conference. We are adding more information daily, so please check back often. For any questions on registration please contact   Cathy Pulver.
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
A big thank you to everyone that is sponsoring our 2017 Annual Conference. OML is exceptionally grateful for the generous and continuous support shown by our sponsors. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming months to hit this Conference out of the park!

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

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.

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