February 28, 2019
OML Presents Annual
Practical Guide Workshop
March 8, 2019, Rose State College
Attention City Officials
This workshop will address strategic problem solving and answer questions that will keep you and your municipal staffs in compliance.

You will receive the most up-to-date information and best practices recommendations on:

  • Insight for Elected Officials 
  • Code Enforcement 
  • Medical Marijuana Status Update
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Open Meetings/Records Act 
  • Easements and Right-of-Way 
Economic Development Workshop April 26th, Midwest City
Economic Growth, Development, and Sustainability 
for your community
This class will be held on April 26th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rose State College Professional Training Center in Midwest City. It will provide an overview of the economic development process. Attendees will learn about the strategies, resources, and programs that are available through state and federal agencies to assist Oklahoma municipalities to succeed in an ever changing economy.

  • What is Economic Development?
  • Economic Development from a Municipal View
  • How Tourism Plays a Factor in Economic Development
  • Restoring the Heart of Oklahoma, one downtown at a time, author of Flip this Town, Ron Drake

No matter the size of your municipality, economic development is imperative to the livelihood of your communities.
2019 Regional Round Tables!
Join the OML Field Representative Team for your Regional Round Table meeting! 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.
Contact your Field Representative below for more information 
about your Regional Round Table event! 

  • March 7th, Steak Out Grill, Wagoner, 12:00 p.m., MJ Barton, mjbarton@oml.org 

  • March 13th, Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, Durant, 1:30 p.m., Ginny Wilson, ginny@oml.org 

  • March 15th, Broken Bow Library, 404 N Broadway St, Broken Bow, , 2:00 p.m., Daniel McClure, daniel@oml.org

  • March 19th, Shawnee City Hall, 16 W 9th St, Shawnee, 2:00 p.m., Daniel McClure, daniel@oml.org

  • March 28th, Catoosa Community Center, Catoosa, 3:00 p.m., MJ Barton, mjbarton@oml.org 
Last New Officials Institute Until June!
March 7th in Lawton!
The NOI teaches the statutorily required topics such as Municipal Budget Requirements, the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Open Records Act, Ethics, Procedures for Conducting Meetings, Conflict of Interest, and Purchasing Procedures.

State law requires each person elected or appointed for the first time as an officer of a municipality to attend an institute for municipal officials. The statute is codified at Title 11 O.S., Section 8-114.
OML and OMUP Water/Environmental Summit
March 14th
The Oklahoma Municipal League and Oklahoma Municipal Utility Providers will hold the Water/Environmental Summit on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rose State College Professional Training & Education Center. Registration is now open!
OML and OU's Institute for Quality Communities
Grants Offered
The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML), along with OU’s Institute for Quality Communities (IQC), is once again offering the Quality Communities Grant Program. This program is open to all Oklahoma cities and towns. More Information
The Placemaking Conference Returns
Monday, April 1, 2019
The Placemaking Conference  is a biennial event featuring leading experts on topics in economic development, healthy communities, city planning and governance, architecture and design, district management, public spaces and parks, and more.

The event will be held Monday, April 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Catlett Music Center in Norman, OK. More information can be found at the IQC website.
The Vanguard
Who should have a place on a definitive list of the best of the best, the most distinguished among achievers, the most impactful individuals in a state rich in contributions from African Americans? We assembled a seven-member panel of experts, and the result of their collective wisdom is the following selection from our list of the forty-five most influential African Americans in Oklahoma. Read Article on the OK Today website.