January 8, 2018 - Issue 62
Please Visit Our OMSC Partners
MCO's Congress of Mayors has Returned to the Capitol,
January 26th
Sign up Today - Seating is Limited!
FREE Event
Start 2018 off right by joining us at the State Capitol for this annual event
  • you will have the opportunity to debate the current legislative issues that your municipality may face;
  • work with other municipal officials on specific topics that will be presented to the legislators
  • be an active participant in the legislative process
For details contact Sarah Lingenfelter via email or call (405) 528-7515 or (800) 324-6651.
This Friday! Budget Process Workshop
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
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.
City of Durant Looking Ahead to 2018
Durant is growing at a record pace in 2018.  Commercial business, as well as residential housing is seeing an unprecedented boom in the city that started as a little village in Indian Territory. However, Durant's growth can be described as "No pain, no gain". Read the article on the Durant Daily Democrat website.
Oklahoma Today Magazine: Delight at the Museum
By Leighona Bernstein
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.
       OML is now accepting applications for the 2018/2019
Community Leadership Development Class
What are your 2018 New Year Goals? Put joining the 2018/2019 Community Leadership Development (CLD) class at the top of your list! 

This is a yearlong  program designed to equip participants with the skills and information they need to make a positive impact on local community and economic development. Class members in the Community Leadership Development program learn valuable skills in the areas of teamwork, community assessment and planning, economic development and tourism, and community renewal.

There are six class sessions and each one is held in a different city or town, hosted by one of our member cities/towns. This is a great opportunity to learn leadership skills, network with other municipal professionals and see what is going on in other communities.  
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 Soon
There is a new OML website coming soon! 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.
Other News
Oklahoma Municipal League | (405) 528-7515 | christy@oml.org | http://www.oml.org