December 25, 2017 - Issue 61
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The Oklahoma Municipal League would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.
The Budget Process Workshop is OML's annual course that provides municipal officials and staff with a non-technical understanding of the annual budget process for municipalities. This workshop is designed to teach legal and policy-related responsibilities and provide practical examples for future reference.  More Information and Agenda
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 Member City Spotlight: Marietta
Nestled snuggly between State Highway 32 and the corner junction of US Route 77 is a small farming community known as Marietta, Oklahoma. Fabled to have been named after the first postmaster's wife, Mary Washington, this small Red River community has always been known for its fertile land, hospitable inhabitants, and at one time, a "broken cookie," factory. More about Marietta
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 Magazine: Drive On
By Steve Larese
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.
Final Days! 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.
Sign Up For OML's Emergency Response Program Training Event - February 23rd
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
See Your City Featured on the New OML Website Coming In The New Year
Thank you to Glenpool for sending us some great photos.
There is a new OML website coming in the new year! We are currently seeking high resolution images of your municipalities to feature on the pages.  If you have photos you would like to submit, please send them to Christy Christoffersen.
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