LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP
The first session of the 54th Legislature officially ended on May 24th, which was a week earlier than the mandated deadline of May 31st. With Legislators filing over 2,600 bills to be considered, only 448 made it to Governor Fallin’s desk. She signed 431 and vetoed 17 bills.
OML, OMCTFOA, MCO ISSUE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2013 HALL OF FAME
Nominations for 2013 inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials are being accepted until July 10. The Oklahoma City and Town Officials Hall of Fame annually recognizes up to six individuals for outstanding achievement in the field of city and town management.
DEQ OFFERS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Beginning July 1, 2013, local governments can submit an application to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for funds aimed at solid waste improvements.
NFPA SEEKING INPUT ON NEW FIRE PREVENTION STANDARD
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking public input on a newly released proposed standard that focuses on fire prevention activities.
FRESH PAINT DAYS IN OKLAHOMA
Tired of looking at the empty, old worn-down building...transform it with the help of a 2013 Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma grant!
OGITA HELPS VICTIMS OF RECENT TORNADOES
On June 19, Oklahoma Government Information Technology Association (OGITA), along with one of its vendors, Tangent, Inc, delivered the first donation of many to organizations that had their systems destroyed in the recent tornadoes.
JEANETTE NANCE NAMED KOB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Board of Directors recently selected Jeanette Nance to serve as executive director of the organization.
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES 2013 GRAFFITI HURTS® GRANT PROGRAM
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced the availability of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities.
GASB ISSUES PROPOSALS ON CONCEPTS FOR MEASUREMENT OF ASSETS AND
LIABILITIES AND ON THE MEASUREMENT AND APPLICATION OF FAIR VALUE
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued for public comment a proposed Concepts Statement that would guide the GASB when establishing standards regarding the measurement of assets and liabilities for U.S. state and local governments.
THREE OFTEN-OVERLOOKED SOURCES OF ELECTRONIC DATA BREACHES
Regardless of the degree to which your citizens’, officials’ and employees’ data are legally protected in your country, we all have an ethical obligation to protect others’ personal information as well as our government’s confidential information.
SPOTLIGHT ON OML BOARDMEMBER MIKE BROWN, MAYOR OF WEATHERFORD
SPOTLIGHT ON AFFILIATE MEMBER CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
SPOTLIGHT ON AFFILIATE MEMBER UNIQUE PAVING MATERIALS
OML DIRECTOR’S LATEST GOODWILL TOURS
OML CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL YEAR WITH PROFILES OF CITIES & TOWNS