Annual Conference Information

2019 OAMR Annual Academy & Conference

was held September 18-20, 2019
at RiverHouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon
Annual Academy - Wednesday, September 18
Athenian Leadership Dialogue - Thursday, September 19
Annual Conference - Thursday & Friday, September 19-20

KTAP (Knowledge Transfer Action Plan)

Annual Academy Session:
Leadership 2019: What Municipal Recorders Need to Know Now, Presented by David Rabiner
September 18, 2019
The Annual Academy Session will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates.
In order to receive educational points for attending this Academy session, you must complete a course assessment (KTAP) to
meet IIMC requirements. Please complete the KTAP in written form and email to Joann Tilton, at, by
October 25, 2019. Your certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you when Joann receives your written

Click here for the KTAP in Word format

KTAP (Knowledge Transfer Action Plan)

General Academy Session:
Peak Performance, Presented by Bob Wells and Dave Johnson (Chicken Lips)
Friday, September 20, 2019

The General Academy Session will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates.
In order to receive educational points for attending this Academy session, you must complete a course assessment (KTAP) to
meet IIMC requirements. Please complete the KTAP in written form and email to Joann Tilton, at, by
October 25, 2019. Your certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you when Joann receives your written

Click here for the KTAP in Word format


Member base fee for Academy: $150 (Non-member $175)
Member base fee for Conference: $350 (Non-member $375)
Athenian Leadership Dialogue: $35 (ALD only $75)

General Academy & Annual Conference Information

Academy Session - David Rabiner on Leadership

The Academy is an all day session held on Wednesday.  It may provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates.  In order to receive educational points for attending this Academy session, you must complete a course assessment (KTAP) to meet IIMC requirements.

Annual Conference
The Annual Conference is Thursday and Friday, filled with educational concurrent and general sessions.  There will be a General Academy Session on Friday (included in conference fee) that may provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates with completion of an assessment.

All Conference Event:  Dinner & Trivia Night
All attendees are invited to attend Dinner & Trivia Night on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  We'll enjoy a delicious dinner and play trivia at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room in Bend.  Don’t miss this opportunity to have a fun evening in Bend to network, dine and play trivia with your fellow OAMR members and conference attendees! Pre-registration required.

Conference Lanyards
Registration includes a name tag lanyard, which should be worn for the duration of the conference. It will include a meal ticket for the Thursday night banquet. Lanyards also have ribbons which designate new members, special guests, speakers, vendors, past presidents, Conference Committee, and the OAMR Board. Watch for the new member / first time attendee ribbons and make someone feel welcome with a big OAMR hello!

Business Meeting Packet
The Business Meeting will be held Friday morning. Packets are available on the website prior to conference.

Meals included with the full conference registration are lunch and Banquet dinner on Thursday; and plated breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Breaks are generally provided twice a day. Use these breaks to visit with exhibitors, network with other recorders, purchase raffle tickets, and view/bid on silent auction items. Beverages will be available daily and an occasional sweet treat might turn up.

Region pictures will be taken during the breaks (location and times to be listed in the conference handbook). New Board, Past Presidents, and Special Guests will be taken just prior to the Banquet. Please be at the location on time to keep on schedule.

Conference Attire
Conference attire will be "business casual". The Annual Banquet on Thursday is "semi-formal" wear.  The key is to be comfortable throughout the conference. Conference and event attire should be whatever is comfortable for you, normally most do business casual.  The conference rooms can be chilly so a sweater or light jacket may be in order.   No matter what you wear don't let clothes keep you from attending the banquet and being able to enjoy the full experience! We want you to have a wonderful time!

Mentor/Mentee/1st Time Attendee Introduction
First time attendees are invited to attend the Mentor/Mentee/1st Time Attendee Introduction on Wednesday to welcome new and first-time attendees to the conference.

Welcome Reception
All conference attendees are invited to attend the President's Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.

Pink Walk
The Pink Walk supports the Kathy Ishiara Scholarship, which was founded as a means to honor Medford’s City Recorder Kathy Ishiara, who passed away in 1998 after a long battle with breast cancer.  Sign up for the Pink Walk  on your Annual Conference Registration form or sign-up when you arrive at the Conference. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  The event will be $25.00

Annual Banquet
The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday night.  The Annual Banquet on Thursday is "semi-formal" wear.

These supporters of OAMR are a vital part of putting on a great conference. Please take the time to visit their booths, introduce yourself, and get your door prize form signed. All Exhibitors will be invited to attend the Thursday lunch, so please welcome them and voice your appreciation for their support of OAMR as many are also sponsors.

Region Baskets/Fundraising
Members from Region I, Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region V and Region VII have started gathering some amazing items to fill each of their region baskets. By the time the conference is here, these baskets will be overflowing!  OAMR members are encouraged to sell tickets to their friends and co-workers, and remember, you don’t need to be present to win.  Tickets for the baskets are just $1 each or 6/$5 and can be accessed to print by clicking here. To view the latest flyers for each basket, click here

Community Outreach Project
A few years ago, OAMR started doing a community outreach project for a charitable organization in the city hosting our conference.  The 2019 non-profit is Bethlehem Inn.  The Bethlehem Inn is a community supported emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.  If you are interested in seeing a list of their current needs, please visit their website at You can go shopping early and bring your donations to the conference. Of course, you are always able to donate money to this well-deserving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation will be tax-deductible.

Committee Sign-Up Sheets
Please sign up to serve on one or more of the OAMR committees, which are the backbone of our organization. Your contribution of time, ideas, and effort are greatly needed, appreciated, and invaluable. Forms will be located near the registration desk. Most of the meetings for the committees can take place via email and telephone, so don't let distance be a deterrent to signing up. 

Visit OAMR's Flikr page to view photos from the OAMR Annual Conference. 

2019 OAMR Annual Academy Session

Leadership 2019: What Municipal Recorders Need to Know
Presented by David Rabiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

The 2019 Annual Academy was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the RiverHouse on the Deschutes in Bend, from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The session is entitled, “Leadership 2019: What Municipal Recorders Need to Know,” and will be presented by David Rabiner. This session will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the session is $150.00 for OAMR members, $175 for non-members, and includes lunch.

David Rabiner is a partner in Rabiner Resources, a speaking, training, facilitation, and coaching firm. He has been presenting keynote addresses and training programs on leadership, influence, personal/organizational performance, building winning teams, and other related topics for the past 25 years. He has presented more than 2,200 programs in 13 countries and 46 states, which is a body of work in the top one percent of speakers and trainers in the United States.

     Prior to becoming a speaker, Rabiner spent ten years in local government administration which provided first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by public sector managers. With that knowledge and understanding, he has presented more than 800 programs to public sector departments, agencies, and associations.

     Rabiner takes pride in presenting programs that are current, relevant, and impactful. His programs induce change, and he never loses sight of the fact that the success of his programs depend more on what happens after the programs, rather than during the programs themselves.

 Come prepared to engage and learn. Rabiner will explain why local government leaders are under more pressure now than ever. Revenue and service level projections dictate that “more with less” means something much different now. Dramatic advances in technology and social media have meant the public sees more, talks more, and hears more, creating a bigger need for public sector transparency. More than ever, public officials live in a fishbowl, and the need to increase trust between government and its citizens is very high. Municipal recorders and other managers and supervisors still need to lead their people, and “how to lead” continues to change as well. Leading the new generation creates new and different challenges for traditional managers. And while large numbers of retirements have many leaders thinking about succession planning, some organizations are starting to notice the bigger problem – how to attract and retain the highest quality people necessary to do the challenging work public service requires today. Now more than ever, the organization that finds and keeps the best people excels, and it’s safe to say that if you’re leading today the way you did it even ten years ago, you are at a distinct competitive disadvantage.

     Further, municipal recorders have leadership demands that are always more varied because of the wide-range of people they impact. In addition to leading their own employees and serving citizens directly, recorders interact with, serve, and must maintain powerful relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

     In this program, David will address what peak performance looks like in the public sector leadership today for municipal recorders. He will differentiate leadership from management in a compelling, memorable way, and he will discuss the qualities and practices necessary for successful leadership. Attendees will leave with the foundation for their own leadership plans they can take back to their organizations – and the incentive to implement them.

     In this session, you will learn:

    ●      How to understand the difference between people who are difficult and people who are different.

        ●      How to manage and influence different people in different ways, and how to optimize the way different people work together.

●      The fundamental principle of influencing others.

        ●      The difference between leadership and management in a way you will always remember.

        ●      The relationship between leadership and your organization’s critical need  to attract and retain the highest quality people.

●      The qualities of successful leaders today.

●      The obstacles to personal leadership development.

        ●      A three-step process for turning a desired leadership quality into a  personal attribute.

        ●      An understanding of “leadership balance” and a valuable assessment tool to enable you to identify and achieve that balance.

        ●      The single-most important communication tool necessary to build rapport, influence, motivate, and inspire.

        ●      A step-by-step process for planning and executing important conversations.

        ●      The tools of self-management and how to manage stress and have an even keel.

●      Why culture is critical today and what it takes to build culture over time.

        ●      Understanding the value of “leadership vision” and how it is differentiated from management vision.

        ●      An understanding of the components of trust and how to diagnose and address trust issues that get in the way of successful relationships and collaboration.

        ●      And, more!

 On completion of an assessment, three educational points will be offered toward the CMC or MMC designation. Contact Peggy Hawker, at, with questions.


Hotel Information

RiverHouse on the Deschutes in Bend

3075 N. Business Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97703

(866) 453-4480 

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