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The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) represents 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.  

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Budget Process Workshop Held in Midwest City

Christy Christoffersen

 
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This past week, OML held its first monthly municipal educational workshop, entitled the Budget Process, at Rose State College.  Marcy Twyman, CPA, Crawford & Associates, PC was the featured speaker for the day teaching over 80 OML members all about the budget process.

First-time OML workshop attendee, David A. Rhoades, City Administrator from Okeene, said that the workshop presented by Ms. Twyman was A+ rated.  “The material was organized in an easy to understand format that flowed from developing a formal budget policy to budget funding and amending budgets.  This was an excellent class and I look forward to attending more workshops offered by OML,” Rhoades said.

“Marcy’s effective delivery of budgetary knowledge made what appears to be a complex process simple and easy to understand.  This was a great workshop for any city employee who is responsible for the public’s money,” Eddie Holland, Police Chief, city of Elk City said.

The next monthly educational workshop, Quality Communities – Quality of Life, is scheduled for February 8 at Rose State College.

 
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Calling All Mayors, Vice Mayors and Councilmembers Please Join Us for the Annual Congress of Mayors January 25th

Christy Christoffersen

Each year OML, along with the Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO), hosts the Congress of Mayors event. It is a day-long opportunity for Mayors, Vice Mayors and city council members to come together, along with OML staff, to debate issues facing municipalities and draft legislation to address those issues. 

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Now Enrolling Community Leadership Development Class 7

Christy Christoffersen

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is now taking applications for the Community Leadership Development Program Class VII (formerly CALT). This program provides enhanced training and educational opportunities for municipal officials and community leaders.

This leadership training will consist of six (6) sessions occurring approximately every 2 months. The first session will be the only two-day event and is scheduled for April 12th & 13th. The first class, Foundations of Community Leadership, will be taught by Karen Hill, President of Training Professionals, Inc.

Tentative topics for future classes include:

  • Community Assessment & Involvement
  • Economic Development & Tourism
  • The Abilene Paradox & Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration & Consensus Building
  • Cultivating Your Community

Following the April class, the next 5 sessions are tentatively scheduled as follows: June 8, 2018; August 3, 2018; October 12, 2018; and December 7, 2018; with class graduation in February of 2019. With the exception of Session I, all sessions will be one-day classes, each hosted by communities around the state.

We encourage you to sign up for this unique training experience and be a part of the CLD Class VII. The total cost of enrollment is $500. The class is open to any municipal official or employee, member of the business community, chamber, and community volunteers.

Please note the class is limited to 40 and in order to be a part of the Class VII Graduation only 1 approved absence is allowed.

Fill out the application form on the CLD page and return to us. Along with the application, you must submit a letter of recommendation from your employer.

OML wishes to thank the following Corporate Sponsors who have generously and graciously continued their support of this program: ONG, PSO & Phillips 66.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cheryl Adams, Program Manager, at cadams@oml.org, (405)528-7515 locally or 1-800-324-6651 long distance.