New Officials Institute
March 7, 2019
Great Plains Technology Center
Official Lists of Certified Officials
New Officials Institute (NOI)
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 or an appointed for the first time as an officer of a municipality 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!
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lingenfelter