Oklahoma Municipal League

Champions for Effective Local Government

Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Leadership Training

Citizens Academy

HISTORY OF THE CITIZENS ACADEMY:
The Oklahoma Citizens Academy was created in 2002 by the Oklahoma Community Institute with the vision of providing the state with a growing population of engaged and informed citizens prepared and committed to build and sustain strong communities. Since its inception, more than 100 Oklahomans have graduated from the program and are sharing successes based on their Citizens Academy experience.
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZENS ACADEMY/LEADERSHIP TRAINING:
The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 Citizens' Academy/Leadership Training. This Academy preserves and enhances training and educational opportunities for municipal officials and local citizens that were previously provided by the Oklahoma Community Institute after they were unable to continue operating last fall.
 
The focus of the program is specifically on equipping the participants with the skills and information they need to make a positive impact on local community and economic development. Participants in the Citizens Academy/Leadership Training program learn valuable skills in the areas of teamwork, community assessment and planning, economic development and tourism, community renewal and working with elected officials.

For more information about the OML Citizens Academy Leadership Training, contact Ginny Wilson or Carolyn Stager by email or at the OML Office at 1-800-324-6651

Class I Final Projects - Municipal Government Week Ideas

The 2012-2013 Citizens Academy Leadership Training (CALT) Class presented their final group projects at Session VI of the program, which was held in conjunction with the 2013 Municipal Government Day at the Capitol.  The assignment was to develop an Oklahoma Municipal Government Week Celebration for an Oklahoma Municipality. The groups did a terrific job in presenting these ideas, some using existing municipalities and others creating their very own.

Below are those final presentations. Click on the link to view each team’s presentati

Blue Barracudas
Tom Bradley, Stillwater
Paula Dennison, Stillwater
Lou Ann Fisher, Stillwater
Angela McLaughlin, Stillwater
Jim Scott, Stillwater
Loren Smith, Stillwater 

Stillwater Presentation and video 


Orange Iguanas
Angela Hinkle, Perkins
Jason Peek, Stillwater
Evert Rossiter, Cushing
Jackie Smith, Oklahoma Natural Gas
Rachel Stewart, Ponca City

Town Hall Tidbits 

 

Purple Parrots
Ken Bartlett, Del City
Kathi Holloway, Bethany
Mitchell Hort, Yukon
Tammy Kretchmar, Yukon
Kathy Larsen, Bethany
Jim Stengle, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E)

Parrotice 

Red Jaguars
Kenneth Johnson, Vian
Robin Haggard, Sallisaw
Jennifer Sissom, Vian
Robert Young, Vian
Curtis Turner, Hennessey

Press Release
and Municipal Awareness

Silver Snakes
Doug Wells, Lawton
Eddie Holland, Elk City
Joan Riley, Enid
Shane Frye
Lisa Root, Eakly
B.G. Woods, Gage
John Little, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E)

Enid Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 2012-2013 Citizens Academy Leadership Training (CALT) Class presented their final group projects at Session VI of the program, which was held in conjunction with the 2013 Municipal Government Day at the Capitol.  The assignment was to develop an Oklahoma Municipal Government Week Celebration for an Oklahoma Municipality. The groups did a terrific job in presenting these ideas, some using existing municipalities and others creating their very own. 

Below are those final presentations. Click on the link to view each team’s presentation.
Citizens Academy/Leadership Training Advisory Committee

Diane Anderson
Vice Mayor
City of Ponca City

Phil Bandy
State Farm Insurance

Eric Benson
City Manager
City of Enid

Barbara Burleson
Planning Director
City of Altus

John Curtiss
Executive Director
Woodward CVB

Annetta Franks
City Clerk
City of Pawnee

Debby Keith
Community Dev Specialist
City of Sallisaw

Tiffini Lyda
Community Affairs Manager
PSO

Michael Phillips
Vice Mayor
City of Sand Springs

Dana Shadid

Suzanne Sullivan
Vian Community Charitable Trust

Alba Weaver
Economic Development Project Mgr
OG&E

OML Staff:

Carolyn Stager
Executive Director
201 N. E. 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
P: 800-324-6651
F: 405-528-7560
C: 405-514-6712

Sarah Lingenfelter
Executive Assistant
201 N.E. 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
P: 800-324-6651
F: 405-528-7560

KD Selby
Director of Administration
201 N.E. 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
P: 800-324-6651
F: 405-528-7560
C: 405-248-2069

Ginny Wilson
Project Manager
201 N.E. 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
P: 800-324-6651
F: 405-528-7560
C: 405-248-2069