Issue 45
August 21, 2017

The Oklahoma Municipal League In Action
  • Deputy Director of External Operations and Government Affairs Missy Dean and Conference and Programs Manager Sarah Lingenfelter drove to Tulsa on Tuesday and Thursday to seal up details on the Annual Conference.
  • Executive Director Mike Fina spoke in Stillwater to the Frontier Rotary Club.
  • Inquiry and Special Programs Director Kelly Danner, Deputy Director of Internal Operations and General Counsel Sue Ann Nicely and Research Director Daniel McClure attended the Metro Attorneys Luncheon.
  • Sue Ann Nicely also attended the Oklahoma Water Resources Board meeting on Tuesday.
  • Sue Ann Nicely, Mike Fina and Missy Dean hosted OK Tax Commission Executive Director Tony Mastin at the Oklahoma Municipal Liaison Board meeting on Friday.
  • Kelly Danner, Inquiry and Special Programs Liaison, attended the OMCCA and OMCTFOA board meetings. 
  • The staff is still preparing for conference that will be on September 12-14 in Tulsa. If you haven't registered yet or would like more information, head over to the 2017 OML Annual Conference Website.
OML would like to congratulate the City of Oklahoma City Treasurer Bob Ponkilla, who is the new president of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada.
Early Bird Discount Ends August 28th! Have You Registered For The 2017 OML Annual Conference And Booked Your Hotel?
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.

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.
OML Annual Business Meeting - September 14th, 2017 Tulsa
The Oklahoma Municipal League Annual Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The meeting will be at the Double Tree Hotel in the Buckingham and Windsor Room(s) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. More Information and Nominating Committee Report
2017 OML Conference App Is Now Available In Apple And Google Play Stores
The 2017 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. For those of you without smart phones, you can access the app's information from any web browser here.  Here is a  flyer with more information and a QR code.
Federal Court Holds Creek Reservation Never Dissolved
A three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit has determined the original boundaries of the Creek Reservation were not disestablished or diminished by Congress, regardless of the allotment process in the early 1900's.  Consequently, as the murder offense at issue in the case was committed in Indian Country, the Creek citizen should have been tried in federal court - not in Oklahoma state court.  This is an important decision due to potential implications including the expansion of our common understanding of Indian Country in Oklahoma.  There is a widespread immediate impact because the Creek Reservation encompasses in whole or in part eleven (11) Oklahoma counties including parts of Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Muskogee.  The Court has granted the State additional time to file a petition for rehearing before the entire Tenth Circuit.  Read Article
Meet The People Of OML: Cheryl Adams
Cheryl Adams, Programs Manager for OML, has lived in Oklahoma City for the last 15 years. Adams has been with OML for the last 2 years and is a 3rd generation Oklahoman. From education and leadership classes, to helping like crazy around the office, Cheryl plays a vital role at OML. Cheryl loves to do photography, travel, and anything that you can do outdoors. While being the busy bee that she is, she also loves her Malti-poo puppy Bella Daisy Rose. Thank you Cheryl for everything that you do!

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
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 .
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.
Did you know that the 2017 Annual Conference in Tulsa will host a raffle to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma? Bring unique items from your community and showcase them in a basket! Visit our Conference Website for more details.
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