What We Do
What We Do
Photo: OML's Deputy Director of External Operations/Government Affairs, Missy Dean, speaking at the Municipal Government Day at the Capitol Event
What We Do
The VOICE of Oklahoma Cities & Towns Since 1913.
STATE & FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
Promotes legislation that is beneficial to members.
Maintains an active presence in the State Capitol lobbying for municipal interests.
Protects the rights of members by participating in legal and regulatory proceedings and by filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of members.
Weekly Legislative Bulletin called the OML Advocate sent electronically during session every week.
RESEARCH & INQUIRY SERVICE
This service provides members with information on a vast array of municipal topics. Members may contact the League to request information and materials on municipal issues.
OML provides a variety of programs for the betterment of its members and their communities. These include:
OML conducts many training events throughout the year as well as the annual conference in order to provide specialized educational opportunities for municipal officials.
New Officials Institute Throughout the year OML provides an intensive educational program specifically tailored for newly elected and appointed officials as well as experienced officials who want to keep up-to-date on municipal issues as required by statute.
25-Year Awards Recognition Program for city and town officials and employees who have completed 25 years of service.
LABOR RELATIONS PROGRAM
The League keeps our members apprised of the latest developments on issues critical to cities with employees who are labor union members through the OML Labor Relations Program.
LIAISON BOARD TO THE OKLAHOMA TAX COMMISSION
This board was created to work with the Oklahoma Tax Commission on behalf of OML members to ensure our members have a direct link with the OTC.
- OML Insight (e-newsletter)
- OML Advocate (Legislative updates)
- Municipal Utility Costs Survey
- Salary & Benefits Survey
- Directory of City & Town Officials
- Handbook for City & Town Officials
- Legislative Sine Die
- Code Book
STRATEGIC PARTNERS (OMSC)
Visit the OMSC page to see the full list of partners.
The Oklahoma Municipal League is the authoritative source for information, training and resources on effective local government for member organizations and is recognized as THE respected voice of Oklahoma municipalities in the State.
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.
CREDIBILITY – Our work is believable, authoritative and trustworthy, based on facts and sound analysis.
INTEGRITY – Our conduct is always ethical and we deal honestly and respectfully with our members, government officials, the general public and each other at all times.
RESOURCEFULNESS – We will apply our best efforts, knowledge and organizational capabilities to meet the needs of our members.
ACCESSIBILITY – We are available to our members and respond to their requests and inquiries in a timely fashion.
OPENNESS – we are receptive to diverse points of view and the motives behind our actions are transparent.