The Mayors' Council of Oklahoma was formed in 1991 as a bipartisan organization to represent the concerns and views of the body of the state’s Mayors. MCO provides a vehicle for the development and implementation of programs of multi-jurisdictional cooperation between cities and towns designed to lessen the burden on local government. Oklahoma Mayors make the commitment to work through the conference to improve their own communities as well as the conditions facing cities and towns throughout the state and nation.
Major areas of focus for the Mayors' Council of Oklahoma (MCO):
1. Support, information, and training for mayors through the Municipal Day at the Capitol, Congress of Mayors, Mayors' Summer Conference, and MCO/OML research program;
2. Effective advocacy for Oklahoma communities via the Municipal Day at the Capitol, leadership and legislative training at the Congress of Mayors, OML Legislative Committee and representation of issues to the legislature and governor;
3. Communication with and between Oklahoma Mayors through the Mayors' Summer Conference, Mayors’ Breakfast, Mayor Mentor Program and Municipal Day at the Capitol;
4. Recognition of the importance of public service provided by the Oklahoma Mayors through the Mayor of the Year award that honors not only the nominated Mayors, but also dedicated Mayors across Oklahoma and the Certified Mayors Program.