Thank you to all who participated in the community forum last week! It was a great opportunity to hear stories of a wide variety of those who live, work, worship, spend money, and raise children in Norwood.

We heard from community leaders planned the event and have been working hard organizing citizens, praying, naming the challenges, and planning next steps. Attendees had the opportunity to break into small groups for sharing their own experiences and visions for the future of the city. We also shared food and conversation after the event, and many participants decided to commit to further action by joining advocacy committees that will continue to meet and work with institutions such as the School District and Police Department.

Police Chief Kramer presented a five point plan for improving race relations and accountability, including forming a Citizens’ Advisory Council (if you’re interested in joining the task force please email or see the Norwood Police Department Facebook page for more information).

The next event sponsored by A New Day in Norwood will be Walk the Wood, an opportunity to walk together with others in the city in support of envisioning a better Norwood! See the flier below for more details.

walkwood final