Issue 99 -
October 15, 2018
Medical Marijuana Policy Update Meetings
Because of the popularity of the OML marijuana meeting scheduled for this Friday, October 19th at 1:30 p.m., we have secured a larger venue in order to accommodate more attendees. There are a limited number of seats still available for this session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in attending this Friday, please click on the Find Your Meeting button below to register for the first time and to also view other upcoming workshop locations.

If you have already registered for the Friday workshop, you do not need to register again.

New Venue Location:
Green Country Technology Center
1100 OK-56 Loop
Okmulgee, OK, 74447

This meeting will be in two sections. First we will discuss the current status of the medical marijuana law in Oklahoma including statutes and rules. Next, we will hear from you to discuss your ideas and concerns relating to medical marijuana laws. We will use your feedback in preparing for the upcoming legislative session as we anticipate a number of pieces of legislation and possible rulemaking that will address this area. Meeting Agenda
Grant Information On The OML Website
In an effort to assist our members, OML has dedicated one of its website pages to grant resources and information. Please click on the link below to locate important information that will assist you in the process of applying for and obtaining grants.
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OML Explores Municipal Employees Insurance Pool
The rising cost of healthcare for Oklahoma cities and towns has continued to be a struggle as city leaders attempt to provide quality healthcare at affordable prices. Healthcare costs have been unstable and as a result has continued to be a pressing issue for our municipalities.

Municipal leaders have reached out to OML and asked us to explore the possibility of a municipally operated healthcare pool. To do that, we need your input. Beginning very soon, we will be contacting numerous cities and towns for their feedback and data. However, in the meantime, if you are interest in participating or want more information, please contact Ginny Wilson at  ginny@oml.org  or call 405-528-7515.
Municipal Judges Fall Conference October 25th & 26th!
Has your judge signed up for the OMJA Fall Conference to be held on October 25th & 26th at the Grand Casino & Resort in Shawnee? There's still time to register! More Information
On The Road Again! 2018 OML District Dinner Meetings
Over the next few weeks, the OML staff is coming to a community near you in celebration of our annual District Dinner meetings. You are all invited to join us for an evening of great food and fun. OML staff will be on hand to facilitate the dinners and fill you in on the latest news out of OML, including information regarding the upcoming legislative session.

All events are free. You can find more information regarding dates and locations by clicking here. We hope to see you soon!
Annual Conference Session Handouts Available Online
OML has compiled a list of all the handouts that have been provided to us by conference presenters from sessions during this year's annual conference. They are now available on our website. Find Your Session
OML Wants to Promote Your Communities' Holiday Events
OML wants to help your community promote its upcoming holiday events. We are preparing a new section on the OML website, along with other promotional strategies, that will feature your holiday events. All you have to do to participate is send us your event press release and a photo or two. The deadline to participate in this special project is November 1. Please email your release and photos to Kay Hunt, Director of Communications at  kay@oml.org .
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OML 2018-2019 Salary & Benefits Survey Coming Soon!
OML members…please be watching for the 2018-19 Salary & Benefits Survey that will be arriving in your mail boxes very soon. The deadline to complete the survey and return it to OML is November 1. Thank you for your participation in this very important survey.
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 - Star Search
Out of the blackest Oklahoma night, some intrepid cosmic explorers spot the brightest sights in the universe.
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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