Issue 54
October 30 , 2017
Woodward Hosts Excellent Barbecue for OML, MESO, OMAG and OkMRF
Each year at the OML Annual conference members and staff raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The grand prize this year was the city or town that raised the most money won a lunch for the entire city staff provided by OML along with partners MESO, OMAG and OkMRF. Oklahoma's cities and towns were divided into the National League and the American League, based on their location. Cities and towns on the west side of I-35 were in the National League. Cities and towns on the east side of I-35 were in the American League. This year the City of Woodward raised the most money on the west side of I-35 and the City of Shawnee won it on the east side. 
OML team members Mike Fina, Aspen Roberts, Cheryl Adams, Nancee Morris and MJ Barton helped cook and serve over 175 city employees. The event was held at the beautiful Woodward Conference Center. Burgers, brats and dogs were on the menu and everyone had a great time.

Burgers being prepared for the attendees.

OML, MESO, OMAG and OkMRF Team Up!

Shaun Barnett, Asst. City Manager, Todd Finley, Mooreland Vice Mayor and OML Board Member, and Mike Fina 

OML's MJ, Aspen, Nancee and Cheryl visiting the new City Hall
2017 OML District Dinner Meetings - Weatherford Dinner Held, Next Up:  Join Us In Collinsville on November 1st! 
Join us for one of our upcoming District Dinner Meetings! The next District Dinner is WEDNESDAY, November 1st in Collinsville at Veteran's Memorial Building. Next will be a meeting in Krebs at Pete's Place on Thursday, November 9th, Oklahoma City at Cattlemen's Steakhouse on November 28th and the last dinner will be in Altus at Fred's Steakhouse on November 30th. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other municipalities in your district and meet your OML Field Representative. OML will facilitate the meeting where we will discuss the 2018 legislative session and share the latest League news. There also will be an opportunity to share what is going on in your municipality. RSVP your spot today!

Recently OML hosted district dinner meetings for about 40 municipal officials in Weatherford at Lucille's Roadhouse. Attendees heard from OML Executive Director Mike Fina about the new Field Representative Program and also heard from OML's Missy Dean, Sarah Lingenfelter, and Nancee Morris about legislative updates during special session, the upcoming Congress of Mayors and Mayor's Summer Conference, and the  Community Leadership Class (CLD). OML thanks the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG) for sponsoring the event in Weatherford. 

If you are interested in attending a District Dinner Meeting in your area, please visit our website, or call (405) 528-7515 for information.
Halloween Fun in Oklahoma - Photo Contest
It's that time again in the great state of Oklahoma, Halloween! Send us your best Halloween photos from around Oklahoma to be featured in the November 6th issue of Insight! Please send your photos to  Marilyn Courtney. Deadline to submit your photos is  Thursday, November 2nd.
Register Today For The OML Employment Seminar At Rose State College: November 9th
Are you ready to learn about hiring for attitude, drug testing, and employment termination and EEOC complaints? Then the Oklahoma Municipal League Employment Seminar is for you! This seminar is eligible for 6.5 credit hours towards the CMO and MC&T Programs .   More Information and Registration
New Officials Institute Registration Available For Next Session On November 16th In McAlester
Throughout the year OML provides an intensive educational program specifically tailored for newly elected and appointed officials as well as experienced officials who want to keep up-to-date on municipal issues. An officer is defined in 11 O.S. Section 1-102. State law requires each person elected for the first time to a position of a municipality on or after January 1, 2005, OR appointed for the first time on or after July 1, 2006, to attend an institute for municipal officials. The statute is codified at Title 11 O.S., Section 8-114.

The next Institute will be held in McAlester at the Eastern Oklahoma State College on November 16. For more information or to get registered, see the NOI Page on our website, call (405) 528-7515, or email Sarah Lingenfelter
OML Hosts SGR's 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop, November 29th
Strategic Government Resources is proud to partner with Oklahoma Municipal League to present this one-day workshop based upon the principles of servant  leadership. The term "Servant-Leader" may sound like an oxymoron but this philosophy, which more and more organizations are adopting, provides a way for people to nurture healthy relationships and achieve inspiring results. This workshop will introduce you to these dynamic principles, how others are living them out, and how they can begin to transform the culture.   Download Brochure
Register For The Practical Guide To Everyday Municipal Issues Workshop, December 15th
Register today for the Practical Guide Workshop o n December 15th at Rose State College in Midwest City . In this workshop you will hear about Easements and Right of Way, Utility Issues, Open Meetings/Records Act, Code Enforcement and Meeting Decorum.  Registration is open now!
The Oklahoma League In Action

Missy Dean, Deputy Director of External Operations/Government Affairs, attended the State Chamber Aerospace, Technology, Defense & Telecommunications Policy Committee on Monday.
Mike Fina, Executive Director, Nancee Morris, Operations and Business Development Manager, MJ Barton, Administrative Support Specialist, Cheryl Adams, Programs Manager, and Aspen Roberts, Programs and Legislative Specialist, attended the Coalition lunch in Woodward.
Mike Fina also met with Woodward city manager Alan Riffel.
Sarah Lingenfelter, Conference and Programs Manager, and Missy Dean attended the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance (NORA) meeting in Tahlequah on Tuesday.

Missy Dean attended Special Session on Wednesday.
Mike Fina spoke to the Purcell Rotary Club.
Kelly Danner, Inquiry and Special Programs Director, hosted the OMUP meeting at OML.
Kelly Danner hosted the OMJA meeting in Norman on Thursday and Friday.
Mike, Missy, Nancee and Cheryl hosted the District Dinner meeting in Weatherford on Thursday.
Mike met with the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association Board on Thursday.
Sue Ann Nicely, Deputy Director of Internal Operations/General Counsel, hosted the Oklahoma Municipal Liaison Board on Friday.
Mike, Missy and Bill Phelps hosted a meeting with police and fire to discuss upcoming legislative issues.
Missy was at the capitol for Special Session.
Other News
National League of Cities: Federal Advocacy Update

OSU CEAT: Environmental Management Certificate (EMC) Program, Download Flyer, November 6-10, 2017, Tulsa, OK

City of Tulsa Semi-Annual Surplus Auction on November 18th
Have an event you'd like to share? If your municipality is having an event and you would like it to be shared in the Oklahoma Municipal League's electronic newsletter  Insight , or even featured in Oklahoma Today Magazine, please contact OML's Communication and Media Specialist Marilyn Courtney . Please note, if you would like to possibly have your event in Oklahoma Today Magazine, you would need to submit it at least six months in advance.