Conference Materials

CMAO 2013 Winter Conference

The Winter Conference included sessions on Auditing for Fraud, Qualifications Based Selection, Considerations related to Reserve Funding, Six Qualities that Lead to Innovation, Generations in the Workplace and more.

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CMAO 2012 Summer Confernece

The Summer Conference included sessions on the ICMA/Alliance for Innovation's Knowledge Network, Attracting Retail Development, Leadership and Organizational Change, The Story of Greensburg, KS, and a presentation by Attorney David Weatherford on the Council-Manager Form of Government. We also had a brief update on Healthcare Reform.

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CMAO 2012 Spring Quarterly Meeting

The Spring Quarterly Meeting included presentations on Bundling Planning and Engineering Services, Incentives and Retail Development, and Leadership VS Management.

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CMAO 56th Annual Winter Conference

The Winter Conference included presentations on Municipal Finance, Labor Relations, Basics of Municipal Insurance, Open Records, Future Drinking Water Regulations, Rethinking Business as Usual, Healthcare Reform Update, Governance and Ethics, UCO MPA Executive Summary, OTC Liaison Board Update.

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CMAO 2011 Fall Quarterly Meeting

The Fall Quarterly Meeting included a presentation on Blue Green Algae, Fund balance Reporting and Economic Development Toools and Resources.

Blue Green Algae Presentation
ED Tools and Resources
Fund Balance Reporting

CMAO 2011 Summer Conference

The Summer Conference included a presentation on how cities can communicate in our mobile society, as well as a presentation on media relations.

Web Services for the Mobile Society
Key Messages Worksheet (for media interviews)

CMAO 2011 Winter Conference

The Winter Conference in Stillwater featured some excellent presentations including these by David Weatherford, Eric Benson, and Robert McGuire.

Council Training - David Weatherford
Enid Internship Projects - Eric Benson
Sales/Use Tax Collections - Robert McGuire

CMAO 2010 Winter Conference 

The city managers attending the 2010 CMAO winter conference hosted a “Nuts and Bolts” session to discuss innovative ways to save money. This list is compiled of several ideas that were shared . The ideas are identified by the city that shared it, so you can contact that city for more information.

Nuts and Bolts
Retail Presentation by Ted Graham
The Plight of Municipal Finance in Oklahoma by Mike Crawford
Market Impact Presentation by Jodi Cox and Chris Whatley
City Manager Contracts by David Weatherford

54th Annual Professional City Administrators Conference

Dr. Lee Manzer, Professor of Marketing at OSU, shared some of his personal stories to help illustrate his presentation. He has graciously shared the “Sacred Bundle Template” to help each manager write his/her own life story.

City Government: The Rise and Fall of Entitlement