Citizen’s Advisory Board Blog

Beatrice Dollar

I have had the privilege of working with Citizens Advisory Board and its founding members, Jaci Williams and Sue Durrett for 28 years now. In that time I have watched the organization grow to meet the needs of children in protective custody. What started out as... read more

Holiday Gifting with Scentsy and CAB

Shop Scentsy and CAB Catalog Party until December 16 and 20% off all sales go to help fund CAB’s Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program! Get some great holiday gifting done all while supporting a great cause. You’ll have it in time for Christmas! Use this... read more

Abby and Gabe Thoughts on Secret Santa

Abby and Gabe are two homeschooled kids within Cleveland County. They have been heavily involved with Secret Santa for the past three years. Here are their thoughts on CAB and Secret Santa: Abby: “I really love that our mom can plan our school schedule around... read more

Misty Osburn

I joined CAB in 2012.  I was lucky enough to be involved in Secret Santa in 2011, because a friend was heavily involved with the project that year.  I so enjoyed the experience, that I immediately asked to join the board and I have been an active participant ever... read more

Sue Durrett

I have been with CAB since the beginning and I am overwhelmed time and again at how the community of Cleveland County has always met whatever challenges come up to meet the needs of the children and their families involved with Child Welfare.  It goes without saying... read more

Autumn McMahon

My childhood is a period of time that I remember fondly—even in spite of the numerous questionable fashion choices and countless awkward stages! During my formative years, and still today, my family interactions gave me confidence, encouragement and stability. Sadly,... read more

Katie Merrick

I became involved with Citizens Advisory Board in 2009. I was managing the leadership programs for the Norman Chamber, and had a great opportunity to help community members become involved. And while I was able to engage others in the CAB, I had the great fortune to... read more

Josh Edge

I first became involved with Citizens Advisory Board in 2010. I had been running the Norman Ace hardware stores for a couple years and looking for ways to engage with the community. After joining the Leadership Norman class of 2009/2010 I was offered an opportunity to... read more

Shawn Arnold

This is my first year on the Board of this remarkable Norman group, the “little engine that can” of Norman. The success of the Secret Santa drive in 2015 was as evident on the smiling faces of the volunteers and Board members as it was on the faces of the grateful... read more