Ralls chosen to be part of Oklahoma Municipal League leadership class
Comanche city manager Chuck Ralls is one of 25 city leaders from across the state to be chosen for the Oklahoma Municipal League’s newest class of Community Leadership Development (CLD). A kick-off event was held recently in Enid introducing the participants.
CLD Class 11 consists of statewide elected leaders and municipal professionals. CLD is a year-long training program that provides educational opportunities for municipal leaders and is directed at issues that municipalities face on a daily basis.
“This is an outstanding class of municipal leaders,” said Mike Fina, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Municipal League. “CLD takes the best of the best municipal government has to offer and trains them to become more effective leaders. The program provides opportunities to learn from other communities and develop relationships and resources that can help these leaders grow their municipalities.”
For his part, Ralls is thankful for the opportunity.
“They only select around 20 people each year, so it is a great honor to be selected,” Ralls said. “I feel this will offer me a fresh perspective on diverse leadership styles being used across our state. The unemployment rate in Oklahoma is extremely low and we are all competing for qualified people. I hope this class will help me better understand today’s workforce and become a better recruiter and leader for Comanche.”
Besides Comanche, the members of the Community Leadership Development Class 11 hail from Ardmore, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Choctaw Nation and Wilburton, Cushing, Drumright, El Reno, Enid, Frederick, Muskogee, OMAG, Pauls Valley, Piedmont, Ponca City, Spencer, Tahlequah, Tishomingo, Wagoner and Yukon.
CLD consists of six sessions held across the State of Oklahoma. In addition to Enid, the class will also travel to Chickasha, Guymon, Tahlequah, Broken Arrow and graduation will be held at the OML Annual Conference in Tulsa in September.
For more information, visit the CLD website at www.oml.org/cld
The Oklahoma Municipal League is the authoritative source for information, training, and resources on effective local government for member organizations and is recognized as the unified voice of Oklahoma cities and towns. Learn more at www.OML.org.
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