Issue 46
August 28, 2017
The Oklahoma Municipal League in Action
  • Executive Director Mike Fina, Deputy Director of External Operations/Government Relations Missy Dean and Financial Services and Accounting Manager Cathy Pulver met with met with BancFirst representatives on Monday.
  • Mike Fina, Missy Dean and Operations and Business Development Manager Nancee Morris met with Brian Mauck from American Fidelity Assurance on Monday.
  • Mike Fina and Operations and Nancee Morris met with OMSC board members on Tuesday.
  • Mike Fina met with Secretary of Health Dr. Terry Cline  and James Allen regarding  the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan on Tuesday.
  • Mike Fina, Missy Dean, and OML Contract Lobbyist Bill Phelps met with AT&T representatives on Wednesday.
  • Mike Fina, Missy Dean, Conference and Programs Manager Sarah Lingenfelter and Director of Research Daniel McClure attended a town hall meeting in Valleybrook on Thursday.
  • Deputy Director of Internal Operations/General Counsel Sue Ann Nicely and Nancee Morris attended an HR Law Seminar on Thursday.
TODAY (AUGUST 28TH) IS THE FINAL DAY FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING! Have You Registered For The 2017 OML Annual Conference?
Delegate registration is now available for the 2017 OML Annual Conference coming up September 12-14, 2017 in Tulsa. This year there will be sessions on conflict resolution, active shooter response, municipal operations, community policing and much more! You won't want to miss our keynote speakers; the world-renowned author and speaker Jim Stovall; Consultant at Future Point of View Matt Stafford; and Founder of TriCorps Security, David Ross. Don't forget the free Exposition in the Main Hall!

OML Executive Director Fina Speaks To Frontier Rotary Club In Stillwater
On Thursday, OML Executive Director Mike Fina was in Stillwater to speak to the Frontier Rotary Club on what OML can offer to cities and towns. Fina promotes that OML is here for everyone in municipal government. "Being stationary as an organization is not an option. We will be taking over the front lines to help every municipality with any questions or concerns. When you need anything for your city or town, call OML." Fina continues to take as many opportunities as he can to travel the state and speak to the people of Oklahoma. OML thanks Stillwater for welcoming us and for their hospitality .
Open Meeting Update - Changes Effective November 1
There were two bills passed during the recently completed 2017 Legislative Session impacting the Open Meeting Act.  Both are effective November 1, 2017.  Please note discussion of a typo in the citation cited in SB 403. Read Article
Five Officials Selected for 2017 Induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials
Five officials representing a wide range of experiences will be inducted September 14 into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.  The black-tie optional hall of fame induction ceremony will be at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa in conjunction with the Annual Conference Banquet for the Oklahoma Municipal League. More information

Those to be inducted on September 14 are: 
Marilyn Kay Andrews, Former Mayor (deceased), Ponca City
Elaine Grace Carr, Mayor, West Siloam Springs
Mick Cornett, Mayor, Oklahoma City
Michael R. "Mike" Nunneley, Town Administrator, Mannford
Drake Rice, Former City Manager, Cushing (Asst.), Prague & Blackwell   
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.  
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
Meet The People Of OML: Daniel McClure
OML Research Director, Daniel McClure, was born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma and resides in McCloud. Daniel has been with OML since April of 2015. He is a former council member for the City of Midwest City and is currently pursuing his law degree at Oklahoma City University. Daniel and his wife Stormy have a baby girl, Magnolia who will soon be a year old.  Archery and gardening are amongst Daniels hobbies as well as hunting with his Chocolate Lab, Big Chief. Thank you for all you do, Daniel!
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. 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. 
Did you know that the 2017 Annual Conference in Tulsa will host a scramble golf tournament?! Visit our Conference Website for more details.
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By Erik Dolan, Director, Professional Qualifications, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board