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Oklahoma Municipal League

Champions for Effective Local Government

OML Districts 

DISTRICT 1       Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers and Washington counties.

DISTRICT 2       Adair, Cherokee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.

DISTRICT 3       Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, Leflore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties.

DISTRICT 4       Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray and Pontotoc counties.

DISTRICT 5       Hughes, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.

DISTRICT 6       Creek, Osage and Tulsa counties.

DISTRICT 7       Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grand, Kay, Kingfisher, Major and Noble counties.

DISTRICT 8       Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma counties.

DISTRICT 9       Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, McClain, Stephens and Tillman counties.

DISTRICT 10      Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties.

DISTRICT 11      Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.

Oklahoma City represents Oklahoma City and meets with District 8 in District meetings.

Tulsa represents Tulsa and meets with District 6 in District meetings.

Town member – Director-at-large representing towns.

About Us

What is the OML?

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is cities and towns working together for their mutual benefit. The OML acts as a central clearinghouse for information and services for its member municipalities.  


Who Governs the OML and sets its policies?

A 17-member Board of Directors consisting of elected and appointed city and town officials meets regularly to set OML’s priorities and to direct the staff. The Board members are elected at the annual conference. Legislative direction is determined by the delegates attending the conference through adoption of specific issues and a statement of policy.


What does OML do?

Representatives of the Oklahoma Municipal League:

  • Work during legislative sessions to explain the municipal viewpoint, support bills useful to cities and towns, and oppose legislation detrimental to municipal government operations.
  • Meet with federal and state agency personnel to insure that their policies and programs are compatible with and meet the needs of city and town officials.
  • Bring to public attention the issues confronting city and town officials and their impact on Oklahomans who live in municipalities.
  • Appear in appellate court, with the OML Board of Directors’s approval, on cases that can have a statewide effect on municipal government.

Communications

OML maintains constant contact with city and town officials through:

  • Phone calls to and from municipal officials.
  • Publication of the League’s monthly newsletter Oklahoma Cities & Towns, which keeps officials informed on national and state issues.
  • Distribution of legislative reports which highlights critical issues pending in the state legislature.
  • Visits to city halls.

Conferences and Training

The OML sponsors or co-sponsors a number of meetings each year to keep city and town officials informed about current issues:
  • An annual conference is held in the fall where delegates hear nationally known speakers, discuss subjects of municipal interest, attend sessions on specific problems or programs, and help set OML legislative issues for the coming year.
  • Regional meetings are held each fall in 11 areas throughout the state for discussion of common problems.
  • Educational and training sessions are conducted on current issues and topics.
  • District meetings are conducted each fall to advise officials of legislative issues coming in the next session.

Research and Information

The OML maintains an extensive library and staff members respond to numerous requests for information from member city and town officials.

Publications issued by the OML include:

  • Special Reports
  • An annual salary and benefit survey of municipal employees
  • Directory of Oklahoma city and town officials
  • Labor Bulletin, a special service program provided for those cities and towns which are engaged in collective bargaining with their employees.
  • OML Handbook for city and town officials.

Employee Benefits

Cities and towns through their membership in the OML may participate in:

  • The Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund which offers a series of retirement plans for city and town employees
  • The WEOKIE Credit Union which provides a means for municipal employees to save and borrow money
  • The Municipal Assurance Group which offers group life, health, dental, accident and medical coverage for municipal employees; general liability and auto insurance coverage for the city or town and/or their public trusts; and worker’s compensation for employees and volunteers.

OML Mission Statement

OML VISION
The Oklahoma Municipal League is recognized as THE respected voice of Oklahoma municipalities in the State Legislature and the authoritative source for legislative and other information for member organizations.

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.


The mission of the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) is to provide services and programs required by municipal officials to assist them in better serving their citizens, and to act as the representative of Oklahoma municipalities in interactions requiring a united voice. Since 1913, the League has served as the individual and collective voice of local officials on the state and national level. In addition, the League acts as a clearinghouse to offer services which individual cities and towns do not have the time, money, or expertise to provide alone. Of the 590 cities and towns in Oklahoma over 461 are currently members.


Any incorporated city or town is eligible for general membership by paying an annual service fee set by the Board of Directors. The League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation owned, organized and operated by its member cities and towns.


The OML Website is www.oml.org. The OML official newspaper, Oklahoma Cities & Towns is published 12 times a year. The newspaper features national, state, and local news of interest to city and town officials as well as articles about programs from various municipalities.


Other regularly issued publications include:

  • Directory of City & Town Officials in Oklahoma plus The Municipal Blue Pages
  • OML Handbook for City & Town Officials
  • Oklahoma Municipal Code
  • Oklahoma Municipal Salaries & Benefits
  • Oklahoma Municipal Utility Costs
  • Budgetary Conditions in Oklahoma

    The League’s responsibilities include:
    • Conducting workshops on a wide variety of topics for municipal officials and staff.
    • Providing legal information and assistance through OML legal council to city attorneys for drafting legislation and filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of member cities and town in cases of general interest to Oklahoma cities and towns.
    • Researching current trends in municipal government in order to present municipal officials with the latest information and assistance for solving local problems.
    • Making copies of research available through the OML Research Department.
    • Representing the viewpoint of its member cities and towns at the state legislature.
    • Reporting legislative activity to our membership during the session.
    • Providing information to interim committees between legislative sessions.
    • Keeping our congressional delegation apprised of the positions of our city and town officials on various national issues.
    • Providing pensions for league members employees through participation in the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund. City and town governments and municipally-owned hospitals in the state are authorized by law to join this pool to provide funds for the retirement of their employees. It is a non-profit organization, owned and controlled by its member governments.