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Oklahoma Municipal League

Champions for Effective Local Government

New Officials Institute (NOI)

Upcoming Institutes

October 12, 2017

Woodward Conference Center

3401 Centennial Drive

Woodward, OK 73801


November 16, 2017

Eastern Oklahoma State College

1802 College Ave.

McAlester, OK 74501

February 3, 2018

OSU Alumini Center

201 ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Stillwater, OK 74078


March 15, 2018

Great Plains Technology Center

4500 W. Lee Blvd.

Lawton, OK 73505

Please view our Calendar page for maps to these events

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 for the first time to a position of a municipality on or after January 1, 2005, OR appointed for the first time on or after July 1, 2006, to attend an institute for municipal officials. The statute is codified at Title 11 O.S., Section 8-114.

An officer is defined in 11 O.S. Section 1-102 as “any person who is elected to an office in municipal government or is appointed to fill an unexpired term of an elected office, and the clerk and the treasurer whether elected or appointed. When “officer” or “official” is modified by a term which refers to a personnel position or duty, the holder of the position or duty is not an officer or official of the municipality for any purpose.”


The Oklahoma Municipal League is certified by the Department of Career and Technology as a trainer to implement this Act.  


Remember, you don't have to be new to attend.  Everyone is welcome!


More Information About Required Training for First Time Elected and Appointed Officials