Ohio Municipal League Annual Conference - 2022

Registration is now open for the Ohio Municipal League’s 71st Annual Conference. 

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The Annual Conference brings together mayors, council members, city managers, village administrators, departmental staff members, as well as additional stakeholders, civic leaders, and subject matter experts to discuss best practices and the most pressing issues being faced by Ohio’s cities and villages. 

This is your opportunity to network and make new professional connections with colleagues from across the state. There is something interesting for everyone at the conference – no matter your community’s size or challenges. 


OML is excited to share that best-sellingNir Bashan author Nir Bashan will serve as the conference keynote speaker. Nir has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, boost customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. We'll apply the skills he teaches to municipal leaders. Check out his book in advance of the conference -- "The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability."

In addition to our keynote, the conference will include great sessions, covering a vast array of topics important to city and village officials, staff and residents. We even have some entertainment planned for our guests!


Registering for the conference requires a valid email address. Registration confirmation and materials will be sent to paid attendees on Friday, October 7, 2022. Please feel free to print out these materials in advance and/or download them to your personal electronic device(s). Some presenters may bring handouts with them that were not made available for distribution prior to the conference.

Please note: Confirmation/material emails are sent through the same software as the OML Legislative Bulletin. Anyone who has unsubscribed from the distribution list must re-subscribe or use a different email address. If you have paid and do not receive your confirmation/materials email by Monday, October 10, please contact Zoë Wade at Zwade@omlohio.org. 


In order to ensure that the conference materials reach attendees in enough time to prepare, we have set a registration and payment deadline of October 5, 2022Cancellations must be received via info@omlohio.org, and any cancellations received after Oct. 5, 2022 are not subject to a refund.




OML-member Early Bird Full Conference (Before Sept 23)


OML-member Full (After Sept. 23)


Non-member Full 


OML-member Early Bird Wednesday Only (Before Sept 23)


OML-member Wednesday Only  (After Sept. 23)


Non-member Wednesday Only


OML-member Early Bird Thursday Only (Before Sept 23)


OML-member Thursday Only


Non-member Thursday Only




Those attending are invited to participate in a one-hour tour of the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Participants of the tour will meet at the Renaissance hotel at 10:15 a.m. and will have lunch at the Statehouse prior to the start of the conference sessions. Please note that those on the tour will be walking and standing throughout the tour.


The conference will include a dinner on Thursday evening. As an added bonus, attendees will will be entertained by a comedian/magician at the close of dinner.


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 attendees when the exhibit area opens on Wednesday evening. The exhibits will close Thursday evening before dinner. 



The annual business meeting of the Ohio Municipal League will take place Friday morning before the general session. 



Exhibits, general sessions and workshop sessions will all be held at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Valet parking is available for overnight stays. One car per room is included in the room rate. All valet parking is based on availability. Those parking for just the day may receive a parking voucher from the OML registration desk.   



To ensure accuracy, please make your reservation in one of the following two ways:


  1. Booking online through the following link
    Attendee Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/OML2022


  1. Calling Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at 877-901-6632
    Guests will ask for the Ohio Municipal League (OML) Annual Conference to receive the group rate of $167 for each room. The rooms will be held until the cut-off date of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 5 p.m.


****Please be aware that there are third-party sites that will claim to manage our hotel’s group reservations. You should ONLY be making reservations using the link and phone number above. If you make your reservation using a third party or through a web search, Renaissance cannot manage/change your reservation, and they will not be booked into our block or receive the discounted rate. ****

Please only submit  
ONE registration per person. Please contact Zoë if you need to adjust. 

Registration Form
**3.5% 3rd party service fee automatically added to credit card payments**

Tentative Agenda

Hotel Registration