Issue 41
July 24, 2017
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.

Limited Exception to the Constitutional Debt Limitation:  The Importance of the End of the Fiscal Year Part 4 
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.   Three weeks ago  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.   Two weeks ago  we covered general legal principles of this complicated constitutional provision.  Last week we explored the legal concept of an appropriation.  This week we focus on the Debt Limitation exception of Mandatory Obligation .   Read Article
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.
Delegate Registration For The 2017 OML Annual Conference Is Now Open! Register Before August 28th For the Early Bird Discount!
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.
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 .
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
Be A Sponsor Or An Exhibitor 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. 

There is also still time to sign up and sponsor an event for the 2017 OML Annual Conference in Tulsa in September.

For more information on how to be a sponsor or an exhibitor, contact April Bradbury via email or call 405-528-7515. Visit our conference website.