Issue 92 -
August 13, 2018
OCU Launches Education Program to Prepare Future Municipal City Council Candidates
Oklahoma City University (OCU), along with partners, the Oklahoma Municipal League, and The Oklahoma Academy, is launching an innovative new program designed to educate citizens interested in running for elected positions in municipal government. More information
There’s Only 4 Weeks Left…Register Now for the
2018 OML Conference
Early Bird Discount Ends August 24th!
“Let’s Roll” 
September 11 – 13
OKC Cox Convention Center

You are invited to join hundreds of fellow municipal officials as we gather for the most fun, informative, and educational event of the year!
OML members – Can you help us, help others?
During the upcoming Annual Conference, OML will be raising funds to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Hunger in Oklahoma continues to be a significant problem and concern in our state. That is why OML will be hosting the first Beer & Wine Pull and Gift Card Pull during the conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to donate to the Regional Food Bank and ‘pull’ for beer or wine, as well as gift cards.

You can help in a couple of ways. First, you can donate either beer or wine or a gift card or secondly, you can purchase tickets to the pulls while attending the annual conference. One hundred percent of the funds raised will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

If you are a business and donate your beer, wine, or gift card, your company’s name will appear in our event program, in the event app, and on the event website.

To arrange a drop-off or a pick-up of your contribution before the conference, please contact Ginny Wilson via email or by calling 405-528-7515. Donations may also be made at the OML office, located at 201 N.E. 23rd, Oklahoma City, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TSET accepting Healthy Incentive Program Grant applications from Oklahoma Communities
Oklahoma City, OK - The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is now accepting grant applications from Oklahoma cities and towns through their Healthy Incentive Program.

During the incentive grant program from 2012 through 2017, TSET awarded seventy-six (76) grants for a total of $2.6 million to Oklahoma towns and cities. These grants have assisted communities in funding projects that work to improve the overall health of the residents who live there. Some of these projects include building basketball courts, making park enhancements, creating safe routes to schools, building farmer’s markets, and designing walking trails for community use. More Information
OML Community Leadership Development Class 7 Travels to Guthrie for Session 3
Continuing with their Community Leadership Development (CLD), class 7 travelled to Guthrie recently for their 3rd session of the year, which focused on economic development trends and its impact on communities.

The class, which is made up of community leaders from across the state, met at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum, where City Manager Leroy Alsup greeted them for a reception and tour of the museum, hosted by the Friends of the Guthrie Museum Complex. Also attending and speaking to the class was Mayor Steven Gentling. More Information
Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials
Tap Four Officials for 2018 Induction
Four officials have been tapped to be honored as the 2018 inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials ceremony to be held at the Cox Convention Center in conjunction with the Oklahoma Municipal League Annual Conference, September 13th.

The 2018 inductees include:
George Fina, former Piedmont Councilman and Mayor, and former OKC firefighter
Mary Rupp, former Stillwater Deputy City Manager and former Perry City Manager
Craig Stephenson, City Manager, Ponca City
David Weatherford, City Attorney, City of Coweta, Town of Mannford, City of Sand Springs, and City of Mounds More Information
Notice of Annual Business Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the annual business meeting of the Oklahoma Municipal League, Inc. (OML), a non-profit corporation, will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be at the Cox Convention Center in Room(s) A & B in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. More Information
Regional Round Tables Are Back!
Thank you all for making the Regional Round Tables a great success! Let’s keep the momentum going by making this second round of meetings even bigger and better!

If you missed the first meetings, be sure to make it to round two! Don’t forget, the Regional Round Table is a great way to network with other municipalities from your area, share best practices, collaborate on projects, and discuss common challenges. Please join us for the next scheduled Round Table in your area.
Contact your Field Representative below for more information 
about your Regional Round Table event!

  • August 21st, 12:00 p.m. - People Inc Multi-Use Facility, 204 JT Stites Blvd, Sallisaw - MJ Barton
  • August 21st, 6:30 p.m.- Main Street Tavern, 116 N Missouri AveClaremore - MJ Barton

OML Announces Two New Programs
Members are cordially invited to attend the inaugural reception of two new Oklahoma Municipal League groups, the  Young Elected Officials Network and  Women in Municipal Government.

When:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Where:  Bricktown Brewery, One North Oklahoma Ave, 2nd Floor
Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (This event will take place during the OML Annual Conference)

If you have questions about these programs, contact Jodi Lewis via email  or 405-528-7515.
Mayors! Show Off Your City! Bid Now for the 2019 Mayor's Summer Conference
Attention Mayors! We are now soliciting bids for cities and towns to host the 2019 Mayor’s Summer Conference. What a great way to show off your city! The tentative dates for the 2019 Conference are June 19-22, 2019. MCO will accept proposals for this conference until November 1, 2018.

Previous conferences have offered municipalities the opportunity to showcase their community development and improvement projects and to demonstrate their leadership in the State of Oklahoma.  More Information
Oklahoma Today Magazine - Powwow Etiquette Guide
Celebrating Native American culture in a respectful manner is fun and simple with these ten helpful tips.

Remember when attending a powwow not to refer to regalia as a costume and never to pick up anything that falls from any dancer’s regalia. Read Article
Attention members! OML has partnered with Oklahoma Today Magazine to provide your community an opportunity to promote your events in this award-winning, statewide publication. Please go to the  online form  and submit your events for consideration, six months out. The event listing is free and will be a great way to let readers from across the state know about what is going on in your communities.
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