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Oklahoma Municipal League

Champions for Effective Local Government

About Us

What is the OML?

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) represents over 470 Oklahoma cities and towns working together for their mutual benefit. The OML acts as a central clearinghouse for information and services for its member municipalities.  


Who Governs the OML and sets its policies?

A 20-member Board of Directors consisting of elected and appointed city and town officials meets regularly to set OML’s priorities and to direct the staff. The Board members are elected at the annual conference. Legislative direction is determined by the delegates attending the conference through adoption of specific issues and a statement of policy.


What does OML do?

Representatives of the Oklahoma Municipal League:

  • Work during legislative sessions to explain the municipal viewpoint, support bills useful to cities and towns, and oppose legislation detrimental to municipal government operations.
  • Meet with federal and state agency personnel to insure that their policies and programs are compatible with and meet the needs of city and town officials.
  • Bring to public attention the issues confronting city and town officials and their impact on Oklahomans who live in municipalities.
  • Appear in appellate court, with the OML Board of Directors’s approval, on cases that can have a statewide effect on municipal government.

Communications

OML maintains constant contact with city and town officials through:

  • Phone calls to and from municipal officials.
  • Publication of the League’s weekly newsletters The Insight and The Advocate Legislative Bulletin, which keep officials informed on national and state issues.
  • Distribution of legislative reports which highlights critical issues pending in the state legislature.
  • Visits to city halls.

Conferences and Training

The OML sponsors or co-sponsors a number of meetings each year to keep city and town officials informed about current issues:
  • An annual conference is held in the fall where delegates hear nationally known speakers, discuss subjects of municipal interest, attend sessions on specific problems or programs, and help set OML legislative issues for the coming year.
  • Educational and training sessions are conducted on current issues and topics.
  • District meetings are conducted each fall to advise officials of legislative issues coming in the next session.

Research and Information

The OML maintains an extensive library and staff members respond to numerous requests for information from member city and town officials.

Publications issued by the OML include:

  • Special Reports
  • An annual salary and benefit survey of municipal employees
  • Directory of Oklahoma city and town officials
  • Labor Bulletin, a special service program provided for those cities and towns which are engaged in collective bargaining with their employees
  • OML Handbook for city and town officials
  • OML Insight Newsletter
  • OML Advocate Legislative Bulletin

Member Benefits

Cities and towns through their membership in the OML may participate in:

  • The Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund which offers a series of retirement plans for city and town employees
  • The WEOKIE Credit Union which provides a means for municipal employees to save and borrow money
  • The Municipal Assurance Group which offers group life, health, dental, accident and medical coverage for municipal employees; general liability and auto insurance coverage for the city or town and/or their public trusts; and worker’s compensation for employees and volunteers.

OML Mission Statement

OML VISION
The Oklahoma Municipal League is recognized as THE respected voice of Oklahoma municipalities in the State Legislature and the authoritative source for legislative and other information for member organizations.

OML MISSION STATEMENT

The Oklahoma Municipal League serves as the individual and collective voice of local government officials in interactions at both the state and national levels. The League provides services and programs to its members to assist them in better serving their citizens and communities and acts as a clearinghouse to offer services which individual cities and towns do not have the time, money or expertise to provide alone.


The mission of the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is to provide services and programs required by municipal officials to assist them in better serving their citizens, and to act as the representative of Oklahoma municipalities in interactions requiring a united voice. Since 1913, the League has served as the individual and collective voice of local officials on the state and national level. In addition, the League acts as a clearinghouse to offer services which individual cities and towns do not have the time, money, or expertise to provide alone. Of the 590 cities and towns in Oklahoma over 470 are currently members.


Any incorporated city or town is eligible for general membership by paying an annual service fee set by the Board of Directors. The League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation owned, organized and operated by its member cities and towns.