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Community Leadership Development

Community Leadership Development (formerly the Oklahoma Citizens Academy) was created in 2002 by the Oklahoma Community Institute (OCI) with the vision of providing the state with a growing population of engaged and informed citizens prepared and committed to build and sustain strong communities. Since its inception, more than 100 Oklahomans have graduated from the program and are sharing successes based on their CLD experience.

In 2012, the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) took over the program after OCI was unable to continuing operating and renamed it the Citizens Academy Leadership Training (CALT) Program. This program preserves and enhances training and educational opportunities of municipal officials and local citizens previously offered by OCI. OML has since renamed the program Community Leadership Development (CLD).

The focus of the program is specifically on equipping the participants with the skills and information they need to make a positive impact on local community and economic development. Participants in the Community Leadership Development program learn valuable skills in the areas of teamwork, community assessment and planning, economic development and tourism, community renewal and working with elected officials.

For more information about the OML Community Leadership Development program contact Cheryl Adams by email or at the OML Office at 1-800-324-6651

CLD News

CLD Class 5 Graduation: The Community Leadership Development Class 5 held the 2017 graduation ceremony on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Western Oklahoma State College. Thank you to the City of Altus and the Altus Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event.  A big thank you to our sponsors Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Oklahoma Natural Gas, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Phillips 66.  Read more about this session and graduation.