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The Ohio Municipal Leagues 65th Annual Conference – October 26th ~ 28th, 2016
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This year the Ohio Municipal League will be holding its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio. There is separate conference registration information for each association. Because of the interests of OML & MFOA members alike there are a number of workshops & special meetings being offered. The Conferences will begin Wednesday October 26 th ending Friday October 28 th.
This year, in order to create a more efficient way of distributing materials, you will receive all available materials in advance of the Conference via email. Registering for the conference will require a valid email address, the email will also serve as your registration confirmation. We will no longer pass out paper handout packets at the conferences. Please feel free to print out these materials and bring them with you to the Conference and/or download to your devices such as your IPAD or Tablet. It is important for you to decide the best method of using the materials to prepare in advance. We believe a preview of the information can be extremely beneficial in preparing for the Conference. Some presenters may bring handouts with them that were not made available for distribution prior to the conference. (Please Note: Emails are sent through the same software as the OML Legislative Bulletin, anyone who has “unsubscribed” from the program must re subscribe or use a different email address.)
In order to ensure the conference materials reach attendees in enough time to prepare we have set a Registration and Payment Deadline of October 17, 2016. All paid registrations will receive the confirmation email with materials during the week of October 17 th. If you have any questions about the new registration process please feel free to contact Zoë Wade at either Zwade@omlohio.org or 614-221-4349 ext. 11.
OML - REGISTRATION ~TENTATIVE AGENDA
Everyone attending must submit a registration form. This form is to be returned to the OML office. In recognition of those municipalities that send several delegates to the annual conference, we are offering:
Cities - for every 5 paid full registrations from the same city, the 6th will be complimentary .
Villages - for every 3 paid full registrations from the same village, the 4th will be complimentary.
Contact the OML office if you have an interest in exhibiting or sponsorship there is a separate cost and registration form.
One of the most popular places at the conference is the exhibit hall. Companies that provide products and services to cities and villages will be available to meet with delegates when the exhibit area opens Wednesday afternoon through the reception Wednesday evening & again on Thursday Morning. The exhibits will close Thursday afternoon before lunch. Contact the OML office if you have an interest in exhibiting or sponsorship there is a separate cost and registration form.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
The annual business meeting of the League will take place Thursday at the luncheon session. During this important meeting, one-half of the Board members will be elected for a two-year term. Nominations should be submitted to the OML offices by October 7 th 2016. The Nominating Committee will meet Wednesday afternoon, October 26 th, 2016.
Suggested conference resolutions by OML members for consideration during the business meeting should be submitted to the OML offices prior to October 7 th 2016. The Resolutions Committee will meet Wednesday evening October 26 th, 2016
HOTEL AND PARKING
Exhibits, general sessions and workshop sessions will all be held at The Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3 rd Street, Columbus Ohio 43215. At the intersection of Gay Street & N. 3 rd Street.A special room rate is available for conference attendees. The rate is $159 (King/double). The special rate cut-off date is October 5 th, 2015. Parking will be free for all attendees to the conference, whether you are staying at the hotel or driving in for the day, however you MUST valet park at the hotel in order to get the free parking.
Make Reservations in One of Two Ways:
1) By booking through the guest link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/omlattendee1016
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