Issue 43
August 7, 2017
This Week at OML 

This week at OML things have taken a busy turn. Cheryl Adams, Program Manager, Sarah Lingenfelter, Administrative Services Coordinator, and Nancee Morris, Operations and Business Development Manager, headed to Perry for the 3rd Community Leadership Development session of the year.  Deputy Director of Internal Operations/General Counsel Sue Ann Nicely attended a meeting at DEQ for discussion of current DEQ rule-making. Executive Director Mike Fina visited Burlington, Vermont for the National League of Cities League Director's Conference. Melanie and Jamie mailed out Mayor's Council of Oklahoma information to municipalities, while the OML staff is gearing up for the 2017 Annual Conference in Tulsa. Can't wait to see everyone there!
Oklahoma State Court Network to Air Supreme Court Arguments
The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) and the Oklahoma State Court Network (OSCN) are teaming up to provide online streaming of arguments held at the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Tune in Tuesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. for three oral arguments of statewide issues. Due to an anticipated large quantity of crowds, a live stream will be provided at the Capitol for those who cannot fit in the court room.
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OML ED Mike Fina Meets With Tulsa Area Leaders
This past week OML Executive Director Mike Fina met with officials from Cities United, a collective of Tulsa area leaders. The discussions centered around Fina's vision for the Oklahoma Municipal League and the future between the Northeast part of the state and the League. The group also discussed issues specific to that area. Fina acknowledged that the League needs to be more responsive to Northeast Oklahoma, but he looks forward to personally visiting these communities, "when an opportunity arises to travel to the northeast, I will always be there."
Meet The People Of OML: April Bradbury
April Bradbury is the Exposition Coordinator for the annual OML conference and has been with the League for the last three years. April helps with coordinating exhibitors for conference, trying to gather sponsors for conference, and assists in putting together the OML Directory of Cities and Towns. Born in the heart of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, April has lived in Oklahoma her entire life. April and her husband have two kitties named Zoe and Henry, and a brand new Grandson named Max. April also instructs CPR classes in her spare time to various organizations around the state. OML thanks you for everything you do to help us improve as a whole every day.
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. If you are unable to get a room at the Doubletree, t he overflow hotel is the Aloft in Tulsa. Here is the link to reserve a room at the special rate.

The 2018 OML Conference App has now been launched and we are adding information almost daily. If you would like to download the app now, it is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Here is a flyer with more information and a QR code.

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.
Other News
Did You Know? - We have an "Other Events" page on our website that features educational opportunities that would benefit our members. Other Events Page