Issue 55
November 6, 2017
Have You Completed Your 2017-2018 Salary Survey?

If you have not completed your 2017-2018 Salary Survey, and would like a complimentary copy, you're in luck! OML is currently accepting surveys. Students from the University of Oklahoma will be calling you to clarify the information given or ask any follow up questions. If you have any questions, please email  Daniel McClure.
In This Issue
And Our Halloween Photo Contest Winners Are...
The Oompa Loompas from Elk City and the Sanderson Sisters from Langley! Thank you to everyone for their submissions! All of the pictures were fa'boo'lous! Check out our  Facebook page for honorable mentions.

Meet the families and faces from around Oklahoma! If you have any great pictures from around the State, please email them to OML's Communications and Media Specialist, Marilyn Courtney.
Elk City Oompa Loompas

Ladies of Langley

Convoy Commander Dennis Boots and Elk City City Manager Lee Litterell
Elk City Helps Local Non Profit Program
Elk City and Meals on Wheels Partner Up

Last week OML Field Representative Nancee Morris took a trip to Elk City to meet with City Manager Lee Litterell and Treasurer Elesia Church.  Litterell has served on the OML Legislative Committee for over two years while Treasurer Church is a graduate of OML's Community Leadership Development program. As the discussion regarding the city's progress continued, Church told Morris about the city's participation in the local Meals on Wheels program.  As most know Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit program providing meals to seniors and the disabled for over 47 years.  Continue Reading
Dinner District Meetings Continue Around Oklahoma - Join Us in Krebs on Thursday!
Reserve Your Spot Today, Free of Charge!

As the year closes, we only have a few more Dinner District Meetings remaining! Join us  THIS THURSDAY, November 9th, in Krebs at Pete's Place for some FREE Italian food and connect with the other municipalities in your district and meet your OML Field Representative. OML will cover the 2018 legislative session and share the latest League happenings. Our remaining meetings are in  Oklahoma City at Cattlemen's Steakhouse on November 28th, and Altus at Fred's Steakhouse on November 30th.  Remember: the dinners are free to you, and there will be a cash bar offered! 

If you are interested in attending a District Dinner Meeting in your area, please  visit our website , or call (405) 528-7515 for more information.
L ast Chance! The OML Employment Seminar is This Thursday, November 9th at Rose State College

Having knowledge of employment basics such as employee handbooks and job descriptions are imperative. At this seminar you will hear from HR experts over topics pivotal to hiring the best employees possible. Sharpen your skills to guarantee a fair working environment for your employees and  register here! Dont forget that this seminar is eligible for 6.5 credit hours towards the Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) Program and the Municipal Clerks & Treasurers (MC&T) Program.
Check Out the Luther Pecan Festival!
Celebrate the Pecan Season

Head to Luther on Saturday, November 18th for the Luther Pecan Festival. Not only will you get to have great food and drinks, but you will get to experience various artists, live music, and even a visit from Santa! The Main Street area in Luther will become an atmosphere of shopping and fun. Want more information? Visit the  Luther Pecan Festival Website  for more details!
Newly Elected Officials Institute Rapidly Approaching!
All Municipal Officials Welcome

On Thursday, November 16th, OML will host a Newly Elected Officials Institute (NOI) in McAlester at Eastern Oklahoma State College. This institute is an intensive educational program specifically geared towards newly elected and appointed officials who want to keep in the know on current municipal issues. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from municipal professionals with over 100 years of municipal knowledge and experience with topics such as Open Records and Open Meetings. Come check out what OML has to offer! For more information or to register for your spot, visit our  NOI information page, or call (405) 528-7515.

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.
Employee Spotlight: MJ Barton
Meet Our Administrative Assistant!

MJ has been with OML since July 2017. She is originally from Nebraska and moved to be an Okie in 1996. She is a mom to 10 kids and a nana to 5 grandkids! MJ loves meeting all of the amazing people of Oklahoma and learning the history and needs of all the cities and towns. In her spare time, MJ loves interior design, woodwork, and volunteering as a mentor for drug court participants. Barton is also an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan! Thank you for everything you do in the office, MJ!
The League in Action
OML Had a Busy Week Last Week!

OML Welcomed new staff Member, Director of Legislative Affairs, Jodi Lewis!

Oklahoma Municipal League Executive Director, Mike Fina, Deputy Director or External Operations and Government Affairs, Missy Dean, Jodi Lewis, Conference and Programs Manager, Sarah Lingenfelter, Director of Research, Daniel McClure, Administrative Assistant, MJ Barton, and Membership Services Representative and Legislative Specialist, Jamie Smith attended the District Dinner Meeting in Collinsville.

Daniel McClure attended the Earth, Wind, and Fire Statewide Emergency Exercise with Oklahoma Emergency Management and attended the State of the City in Tulsa.

Mike Fina, Sarah Lingenfelter, Financial Services and Accounting Manager, Cathy Pulver, Exhibitor Coordinator and Administrative Support Specialist, April Bradbury, and Communications and Media Specialist, Marilyn Courtney attended a partners lunch in Shawnee.

Inquiry and Special Programs Director, Kelly Danner attended the 37th Annual Governor's Water and Environment Conference.

Kelly Danner and Legislative Specialist, Aspen Roberts attended the Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Training in Sand Springs.

Missy Dean was at the Capitol for special session.
SGR's 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop Hosted by OML on November 29th
Come Join Us!

The Oklahoma Municipal League is proud to partner with Strategic Government Resources to present the 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop! This one-day workshop is derived upon the principles of servant leadership. This 'servant leadership' philosophy, which more organizations are embracing, provides a way for people to nurture healthy relationships and achieve inspiring results. This workshop will introduce you to these compelling principles, how others are living them out, and how they can begin to transform the culture. For more information on this workshop, please  download the brochure.
The Practical Guide to Everyday Municipal Issues Workshop
Register for the December 15th Class

OML is hosting a Practical Guide to Everyday Municipal Issues workshop on December 15th at Rose State College in Midwest City. Come hear about topics like Code Enforcement and Easements and Right of Way. Have any questions about this workshop? Contact  Cheryl Adams  or call (405) 528-7515 for more information. To register, please visit our  registration page!
Other News
What Else is Happening?

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.
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Electronic Editor: Christy Christoffersen

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