Over 70 mayors and municipal officials from across Oklahoma met at the State Capitol on January 26 to debate issues facing municipalities and craft a legislative agenda for the 2018 legislative session. Oklahoma municipal officials will debate the legislative priorities presented in each committee. After discussing economic development, infrastructure needs and revenue diversification, each group formed a resolution that was presented at the general session for their legislative agenda.
The Oklahoma Congress of Mayors is sponsored by the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) and the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML). Congress Delegates participated in the one-day legislative event at the Capitol to discuss municipal issues and learn about the legislative process.
Former State Rep. Joe Dorman, who serves as parliamentarian for the Congress of Mayors, said he is honored to take part. “I am delighted to serve these municipalities in formulating their agenda for the upcoming legislative session,” Dorman said. “The Congress of Mayors is an important annual event that helps municipal officials and lawmakers work closely together to serve their constituents.”
MCO President Todd Finley said, "As President of the Mayors Council of Oklahoma and Vice-Mayor of the Town of Mooreland, it is with great honor to promote this annual event where council members and municipal officials from across the State can come together and participate in the legislative process. Under the guidance of legislators, the Oklahoma Municipal League and experienced co-members, we are afforded an opportunity to plan, author, debate and vote on issues that not only potentially affect towns and cities, but all Oklahomans. Being of non-partisan government, we are able to collaborate with a wide array of political minds to achieve common sense solutions."
Photos of the event for viewing here.