The Norman Citizen Advisory Board's Quarterly Listening Session scheduled for July 9 has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
NCAB members are increasingly concerned that community members will be put at risk with the rising number of local COVID-19 cases. The Norman City Council's recent mandatory mask ordinance put into place on July 7 as well as Norman Regional Health System's Kate Cook, M.D. shared concern about needing “layers of support” other than masks led NCAB to this decision. Group gatherings are still a concern for wide-spread of the virus. NCAB wholeheartedly believes we need to listen to members of our community. Listening to community members is extremely important, but NCAB worries that hosting an in-person event at this time may, inadvertently, lead to increased risk.
For these reasons, the NCAB has made a form available for Norman residents to share their comments, concerns, and feedback with the board. The board will review all information submitted and will follow-up with those who submit a form and include contact information (email or phone).
The NCAB aims to hold its next quarterly listening session in-person. However, the board will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 in the Norman community and take into account the advice of local, state and federal health officials.
Join the Norman Citizens Advisory Board for its Quarterly Listening Session on July 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrews Park. Listening sessions are a great opportunity to learn about the Norman Citizens Advisory Board as well as share concerns or experiences you would like reviewed by the Board. All reviews are presented directly to the Chief of Police.
The Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB) was developed by the Norman Police Department in 2018. This diverse group of citizens was developed as part of a continued effort to build partnerships with our community. NCAB members have two direct purposes. The first, to maintain a partnership with the community in an effort to reduce crime & to enhance the quality of life. The second, to facilitate interaction between the department & a committee of citizens, representative of the various ethnic & cultural groups, within our community. This interaction creates an environment for the direct and open sharing of information in anticipation of receiving open and honest feedback to the Chief of Police for review.