December 4, 2017 - Issue 57
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Time to Sign Up for The Grass Roots Involvement Program (GRIP)
In an effort to have a favorable outcome on legislation involving cities and towns, the Grass Roots Involvement Program (GRIP) has been created for our members who are actively involved in the legislative process.  The GRIP program will allow us to make quick contact with you so you can then make contact with your legislators on issues of importance during the 2017-2018 legislative session. The GRIP Action Alert emails we issue often need you to take action on short notice, so when contacted, you will receive all the information that you need. If you have any questions, please email Missy Dean or call the OML offices.
The Practical Guide To Every Day Municipal Issues Workshop Postponed Until May 11, 2018
The Practical Guide to Everyday Municipal Issues Workshop scheduled for this Friday, December 15th has been postponed until May 11, 2018. Please contact Cathy Pulver via email or call the OML offices if you have any questions. We hope to see you in May!
Mayor Ross Named To NASBA Board
OML wants to congratulate OML Vice President and Choctaw Mayor Randy Ross for being named to the NASBA board!

From the Journal Record:  Randall Ross has been appointed to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy board of directors.  Ross will serve as executive director liaison to the NASBA's board of directors and as chairman of NASBA's Executive Directors Committee.  Ross is executive director of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and mayor of Choctaw. He has been a certified public accountant since 1983.
Quality Communities Grant Program - Applications Are Now Being Taken
OML has once again partnered with OU's Institute for Quality Communities to offer the Quality Communities Grant Program which will assist its members with up to 50% of the funding to those communities whose projects have been selected by OU's IQC for a project in their community. Applications are to be submitted to OU IQC and deadline to submit a request for assistance is February 15, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancee Morris via email .
GrantFinder - The Ultimate Grant Search Tool
Access to over 7,500 grants
GrantFinder is an online tool giving license holders the ability to search thousands of grants to possibly utilize in your community.  OMSC has signed an agreement with GrantFinder allowing our members the ability to purchase a license for $50 per year rather than the normal price of $1,195 per year.  There are typically over 7,500 grants to choose from with the ability to use 10 search filters to narrow your search parameters.  If you have any questions, contact Nancee Morris via email or call the OML offices.
Oklahoma Today: Market Squared
By Becky Carman
OML has partnered with Oklahoma Today Magazine to promote your community and the wonderful events you have planned for the year. Please go to this online form to submit your activities to possibly be spotlighted in this prominent publication. Due to publishing restrictions, please submit events 6 months in advance.
Save The Date For The MCO Congress of Mayors! 
Friday, January 26, 2018 is the date for the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) Congress of Mayors. Be sure to attend this important event that will be held at the State Capitol. More information coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lingenfelter via email or call (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651.
OML Board District 11 Call For Nominations
Deadline Friday, December 29, 2017
The OML District 11 Board seat has become open as of November 7, 2017, due to the Honorable Richard Chapman's resignation from the Board. Nominations will be received until Friday, December 29, 2017 and will be presented to the OML  Board of Directors on January 10, 2018. More information and Sample Resolution here.
New For OML Members: The Emergency Response Program
The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is excited to announce a training event occurring through the League's Emergency Response Program. Be sure to sign up for the training event entitled "What is Emergency Management/Whole Community & Planning", which will be held at Rose State College Professional Development Center in Midwest City on February 23, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. There is NO CHARGE for this event and is offered as a service to our members. The training will be conducted by Oklahoma Emergency Management and is designed for Elected Officials, Municipal Staff, and Emergency Managers to attend together.   More Information
OML Seeks Communications Specialist
The Oklahoma Municipal League is seeking a communications specialist who will be responsible for the external communications of the organization including creating press releases, articles and marketing OML programs. Must be an experienced writer with experience in public relations and marketing. Competitive salary with excellent benefits included in compensation package.  To be considered, please send a resume with complete employment history, education and references along with writing samples and/or a journalistic portfolio to the Oklahoma Municipal League, 201 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or  email to Nancee Morris, Operations Manager.  Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancee Morris via email or cal (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651 .
This is OML's popular annual course which provides municipal officials and staff with a non-technical  understanding of the annual budget process for municipalities and their role in that process. It is de signed to teach the legal and policy-related responsibilities in the annual budget process and provide practical examples for future reference in the budget process.  More Information
OML Hosts 4th Dimension Leadership Workshop
Mike Mowery teaching at the
4th Dimension Leadership Workshop
The workshop was a one-day leadership class taught by Dr. Mike Mowery, Strategic Government Resources, President of Servant Leadership Implementation. "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" by Peter Drucker, was one of the quotes Dr. Mowery gave the class. The workshop was designed to teach how to create the kind of culture you desire. The class learned about creating a servant leadership culture, the importance of listening, building community, healing, and stewardship. Dr. Mowery discussed these concepts and had the class members discuss the topics with each other as a group.  Read About the Class
New OML Website Coming Soon!
We are building a brand new OML website for our members! It will have improved functionality and will help you find the information you need in an easy to use and modern style! Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for it!
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