The Local Official and Lobbying at the State Level
In addition to making decisions at the local level that affect your citizens, local officials must also advocate at the state level on behalf of their municipalities. OML has staff who spends many hours working with the legislature on numerous issues affecting cities and towns. As stated at the Congress of Mayors event, Sen. Mike Schulz, Senate Majority Floor Leader, said the voice they really want to hear from is their constituent which is YOU.
Goodwill Tours Take OML Director to Broken Arrow, Lindsay, Alex, Guthrie and Stroud
Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Citizens Academy Leadership Training
Pictorial Review of the 2013 Congress of Mayors
Splash Pads Make For Happy Citizens
The responses to the survey that OML conducted regarding splash pads indicates that they are very popular with residents and none of the cities that responded have regrets about installing them.
OML Centennial Celebration Showcase Cities and Towns
Ada Offers Big-City Amenities with Small-Town Ambience. Ada is a progressive, quality-oriented community located in the rolling hills of southern Oklahoma. Incorporated in 1901, it now has a population of 17,000. Ada is located within easy driving distances of three major cities, and is a Main Street City and a Tree City USA member.
Celebrate Cities and Towns
Any time is the right time to celebrate cities and towns but the week of March 25, 2013 is an especially great time to do that since it will be Municipal Government Week as proclaimed by Governor Mary Fallin. This is the week to show off your city hall, fire station, police station and any other facility that is important to the running of your community. Start planning your activities today so you'll be ready to tell what's great about our city or town.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Philips Partner to Save Cities
The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Philips are partnering to help mayors introduce more sustainable, energy-efficient lighting in their cities, save money and provide safer, more livable environments.
GASB Improves Reporting for Government Combinations and Disposals of Government Operations
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has approved a new standard intended to improve accounting and financial reporting for U.S. state and local governments' combinations and disposals of government operations. Government combinations include mergers, acquisitions, and transfers of operations. A disposal of government operations can occur through a transfer to another government or a sale.
Registration for the 2013 Great American Cleanup in Oklahoma is Now Open
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