- Rally 5/31/2020
The City of Lawton respects and appreciates open dialogue and communication about the challenges currently facing our nation. Leadership is united in building and maintaining relationships with our citizens, educating and advocating for public service, and strengthening community partnership across our great city.
In the spirit of cooperation and to help facilitate a peaceful rally today, the city manager has authorized a permit for the event and are working alongside coordinating community members to ensure there is a safe venue for citizens to gather.
"We always support peaceful and collaborative efforts to address areas of concern for our community," said Mayor Booker. "Due to prior obligations with family, I will not be able to attend the rally but Councilwoman Onreka Johnson has been requested to speak in my stead. She will localize and address proactive steps of our law enforcement officials that tie into our pathway forward."
Mayor Booker urges citizens to remain respectful during the event today and applauds the efforts of community leaders seeking peaceful avenues to address important issues during such challenging times.