Midwest City community engagement event set for Saturday
A diverse group of individuals will be canvassing the Quail Ridge housing addition on Saturday to promote community engagement.
Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 16, representatives from Midwest City, the P.E.O.P.L.E Foundation, the Oklahoma City NAACP, religious groups and NABVET are going door to door in a unified effort to get residence involved. Council woman Christine Allen-Price who represents the area north of NE 10th Street and east of N. Air Depot, along with Milton Combs-a local activist and CEO of the P.E.O.P.L.E Foundation, Inc. and the Advocates for Justice, suggested the impromptu event for open dialogue.
Chief Brandon Clabes and a group of police officers will be seeking input from residents to understand issues and also bridge gaps that could distract from the delivery of daily police services.
“With the current environment in our country concerning law enforcement, I applaud Council Woman Price-Allen, Mr. Combs and the NAACP in assisting us to better understand the people we serve. Our goal is to be transparent, listen to fears and have a servant heart,” Chief Brandon Clabes said.
Garland Pruitt, President of the Oklahoma City NAACP branch says, “We have always tried to be involved in fixing, changing and correcting any and all negative situations in our community and everywhere.”
In addition to this event, a march against violence is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the same area. After the demonstration, participants will gather in Mid-America Park for refreshments.