January 29, 2019
Are you interested in learning about new ways to invigorate or improve the quality of life in your community? If so, you do not want to miss out on our upcoming workshop, entitled Quality Communities – Setting Yours Apart.
Friday, February 8, 2019 
Rose State College 
Community Learning Center 
6191 Hudiburg Drive, Midwest City, OK 73110
This workshop will feature several topics during the day-long event, including citizen engagement, creating/preserving districts, how to create public spaces, how Oklahoma cities and towns are using I cent sales tax to fund capital improvement plans, and the Keep OK Beautiful "Paint for Projects." We will also provide an update about the 2019 Legislative Session.
Oklahoma Mayors Gathered at the State Capitol to Convene
9th Annual Congress of Mayors
Nearly one-hundred Oklahoma mayors, vice-mayors and city council members convened at the state Capitol on January 25 for the 9th Annual Congress of Mayors event.

The purpose of the one-day event was for city officials to come together to debate issues facing municipalities and create a legislative agenda of priorities to present to the 2019 legislature for consideration.   Read article
Deadline Friday February 1st! 
Please join us for the upcoming Class 8 of the
OML Community Leadership Development program
by completing your application
Deadline for application is near…registration for this great leadership development opportunity is Friday, February 1. 

Please click here for application.  If you have any questions, please contact the program manager, Cheryl Adams, calling 405.528.7515 or emailing  cadams@oml.org .
OML Board District 2 Call For Nominations
The OML District 2 Board seat has become vacant as of January 9, 2019 due to the Honorable Jason Nichols being elected as OML Vice President. Nominations will be received until Friday, February 22, 2019 and will be presented to the OML Board of Directors at their next meeting.
Weatherford Round Table February 26th
Join us for the District 10 Round Table! This is a great way to get involved and network with colleagues in your District. We will also provide a legislative update about the 2019 Legislative Session.

For more information, contact Ginny Wilson  via email   or call 405-528-7515.
Pre-Event Disaster Contracts Available with
OMSC and IBTS Partnership
The Oklahoma Municipal Services Corporation (OMSC) and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a nonprofit organization, have entered into an agreement that offers Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) members access to pre-event contracts ahead of a disaster for recovery services. Establishing a relationship with a firm that has already been vetted can accelerate communities’ time to recovery.

Under the agreement, members have access to subrecipient agreements, disaster planning and plan activation, initial disaster response, post-disaster phase, recovery administration, active recovery, grant closeout, resilience planning, and other associated shared services.

A city can sign this pre-event contract with  No Risk . Upon signing, there is no retainer or fees paid unless you use IBTS for planning services or for services related to a specific disaster. If a disaster happens, the contract provides capacity to a city. 

Request a copy of the agreement for review:
Dana Johnston, djohnston@ibts.org 571-305-3463
Editor's Blog
History is written by the victors, the saying goes, which means that what we read as fact sometimes can be distorted through the lens of those who made the history. Read Article on the OK Today website.