Issue 39
July 10, 2017
Fourth of July Fun In Oklahoma - Independence Day Photo Contest Winner!
We hope that you enjoyed your Independence Day! We would like to announce these amazing photos from Grove, Oklahoma of fireworks over Grand Lake at Wolf Creek Park have been chosen as the winner of the photo contest! Photos were taken by  John Gibe, City of Grove retiree, and local photographer.  If you have any photos you'd like to share, please share them on  our Facebook page

Deadline Extended to July 28th To Submit Nominations For Mayor Of The Year, Innovations And Don Rider Awards
Have you submitted your nomination for someone you feel worthy of one of our awards? We would like to give just a bit more time to get more nominations for the MCO Mayor of the Year awards, the Innovations award, and the Don Rider award. Please submit your entries by Friday, July 28, 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.

Mayors Council Of Oklahoma Summer Conference July 20th - 22nd in Idabel Register Today!
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 Request Form Print Or Online: 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 print and complete the Legislative Request Form or complete the Online 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.
Paying the Bills:  The Importance of the End of the Fiscal Year
The end of the fiscal year, June 30, brings with it, due to the Constitutional Debt Limitation, special legal requirements and concerns for municipalities as they close out one fiscal year and enter another.  Last week we discussed the details of the required public notice that must be published during the month of July due to 62 O.S. Section 310.4.  This week we will cover, from the 5,000 foot level, general legal principles of this complicated constitutional provision. Read article
Registration For The Pre-Conference Workshop Is Now Open! Legacy Leadership With SGR's CEO Ron Holifield
Special guest speaker Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Government Resources will teach practical leadership strategies that will help you make a difference and achieve goals that live on after you move on. Ron spent nearly 20 years in municipal government. He now provides strategic consultation to top companies in the U.S., and recently published his second book; 4th Dimension Leadership: a Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture. Sign up today! Don't miss this opportunity  to make a difference for tomorrow and beyond! The Legacy Leadership Pre-Conference Workshop will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa. For more information visit the conference website or contact Cheryl Adams .
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. 

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. Special rate deadline is August 21st.

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.
Let's Hit A Grand Slam Against Hunger At The OML Conference!
For the 2017 Annual Conference Fund Raising World Series, don't strike out! This year's food bank fund raiser will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. All attendees are eligible to participate, so start collecting now! The conference fund raiser will close at 12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday, September 14th. Winners will be announced Thursday during lunch. For more information see the attached flyer or if you have any questions   Email Missy Dean
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.

OKC Dodgers Honor All-Stars In Civic Service
The Oklahoma Municipal League, American Fidelity and the Oklahoma City Dodgers have teamed up to honor All-Stars in Civic Service throughout the baseball season! This award honors municipal employees for all of their hard work and dedication. With VIP tours, going on-field, and much more for attendees. For more information or to nominate one of your team members to be honored, email  Katie White.
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