Ohio Municipal League Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference 
October 23rd ~ 25th, 2019
Renissance Hotel, Downtown Columbus

The Ohio Municipal League will be holding its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction and concurrently with the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio. There is a separate conference registration and fee for each association. Online registration is now available! For those interested, please visit the Meeting, Trainings and Events tab located on the home page of www.omlohio.org.

Registering for the conference requires a valid email address. Registration confirmation and materials will be sent to paid attendees on October 16th, 2019. Please feel free to print out these materials in advance and bring them with you to the conference and/or download to your personal electronic devices such as an iPad or tablet. 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 October 17th, please contact Zoë 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 14, 2019. Cancellations must be received in writing and any cancellations received after October 14th are not subject to a refund.

OML is excited to present “Casino Night”, sponsored by Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP). Visit exhibitors to obtain a casino night voucher. Attendees can cash in casino money for raffle tickets for municipal prizes such as free OML conference registrations.

The OML will also be conducting a prize raffle on Thursday evening after the Casino Night raffle. Tickets will be sold at the registration desk starting on Wednesday and continue through Thursday until 5 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00. You Must Be Present To Win.

This is an event that brings women from across the state together for the opportunity to engage with thought-provoking speakers on topics such as work/life balance, advancement in the workplace, navigating a career change and more. It serves as an informal platform for networking and establishing meaningful dialogue on issues of relevance to women in local government. Seating is limited for this ticketed event but there is no charge (first come, first served). This year’s guest speaker is Director of the Development Services Agency Lydia Mihalik. Lydia was the 55th Mayor of the City of Findlay, Ohio, taking office on January 1, 2012. She was the first woman to hold the city’s top post.

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 Thursday morning. The exhibits will close Thursday evening at 5:00 pm. If interested in exhibiting or being an independent exhibitor, please use the OML website as there is a separate fee and registration form.


The annual business meeting of the League will take place Friday morning before the General Session.


Exhibits, General Sessions and Workshop Sessions will all be held at The Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.   Valet parking is available for overnight 1 car per room included in 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 the accuracy please have guests make their reservation in one of the following two ways:

By booking online through the following link

Attendee Link:  https://book.passkey.com/go/omlannualconferenceoct19

(link may be forwarded or printed on invitations to be typed into an internet browser)


OR by 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 $162 for each room.  The rooms will be held until the cut-off date of Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:00pm.

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

Register & Pay Online
Please Note: 3.5% Third Party service fee applies

Tentative Agenda
Updated 9/19/2019

Exhibitor Information

Registration Form