Press Releases

County Assessor Doug Warr December 1, 2023 — COUNTY ASSESSOR ELECTED TO INTERNATIONAL BOARD 

Cleveland County Assessor, Doug Warr was recently elected as the Region 1 representative on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).  IAAO is an organization that has a membership of more than 8,500 members worldwide for professionals in property valuation, property tax policy, and related fields. It establishes industry technical standards for mass appraisal, provides professional development, education and designations to assessors, appraisers, and other industry stakeholders.  Download press release here.

Cleveland County Treasurer's Office November 30, 2023 — PROPERTY TAX STATEMENTS OUT FOR DELIVERY 

Cleveland County Treasurer Jim Reynolds and his staff have initiated the distribution of annual tax statements to property owners in Cleveland County. While Reynolds and his team do not determine property tax rates or assign property values, under state law they are tasked with collecting those bills each year. Download press release here.

Cleveland County Commissioners designated $250,000  in ARPA funds to support sober living programs November 27, 2023 — COUNTY SUPPORTS FIRST STEPS TOWARD RECOVERY

Cleveland County Commissioners designated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support Firstep’s sober living programs. Download press release here.


Monday, the Cleveland County Justice Authority trustees voted unanimously to approve the Norman Fire Department’s (NFD) funding request for a duo of new, cutting-edge drones. Download press release here.

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NORMAN, Okla. — Recognizing the importance entrepreneurs play as an emerging economic driver in Cleveland County, the Board of County Commissioners affirmed Nov. 13-19, 2023, as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on Monday, Nov. 6 with a formal resolution. Download press release.

Firefighters and county commissioners October 30, 2023 —COUNTY SUPPORTS FIRST RESPONDERS WITH NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

NORMAN, Okla. — Cleveland County Commissioners move to improve local emergency response services by allocating more than $300,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to build new communications tower. Download full press release here.

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Norman, Okla. — Cleveland County’s elected officials took proactive steps toward economic preparedness by taking advantage of a new state senate bill that provides Oklahoma counties an additional pathway to fiscal responsibility. Download full press release here

Norman Regional big check presentationJuly 31, 2023 — Cleveland County approves $1 Million in ARPA funding to support upgrades at Norman Regional HealthPlex  

Norman, Okla. — Cleveland County Commissioners awarded $1 million to Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding to create additional treatment rooms for the emergency department.  Download full press release here. 

Couch Center Phase I Ribbon Cutting May 31, 2023 — Cleveland County celebrates juvenile center upgrades

Cleveland County celebrated the completion of Phase I of a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Alan J. Couch Juvenile Detention Center with a ribbon cutting on May 31. Phase I provides 12,500 square feet of detention and educational space. Funded by public safety sales tax money approved by county voters, Phase I of the project added two mental health safe rooms, two ADA compliant rooms, a new outdoor recreation area and other detention space improvements to enhance safety for detainees and staff. Download press release here. 

All four groupsMay 19, 2023 — Cleveland County provides additional ARPA funding to support Veterans

NORMAN, Okla. — After awarding the American Legion Post 88 with $330,000 in November 2022,   Cleveland County Commissioners voted to obligate the remaining $170,000 of veteran-focused American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support four additional local nonprofits who serve veterans throughout Cleveland County. The Norman VFW Post 4890 will receive $6,000, Envision Success will receive $67,000, Lexington’s American Legion VFW Post 301 will receive $67,000 and Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation will receive $30,000. This brings Cleveland County’s total ARPA investment in veterans to $500,000. Download press release here.

DSC_1911April 17, 2023 — Cleveland County partners with Moore Norman Technology Center to stand up Aerospace Training Facility

NORMAN, Okla. — Cleveland County Commissioners voted to allocate $1 million to Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding to purchase equipment for Moore Norman Technology Center’s new Aerospace Training Program. Download Press Release.

NEDCApril 3, 2023 — Commissioners commit $1 Million in ARPA funds to support local business incubator

NORMAN, OKLA—Cleveland County Commissioners voted to allocate $1 million to the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) to assist with the purchase of additional building space for their Startup 405 program. Download press release here.

Rural Water District 1 towerFebruary 27, 2023 — Cleveland County Funds Rural Water Infrastructure 

Norman, Okla. — Cleveland County Commissioners voted to obligate $3.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide improvements to Cleveland County Rural Water District (RWD) No. 1, as well as ancillary system and equipment purchases as necessary to improve operations and ultimately service to existing rural customers. Download press release here.

SalvationArmy2February 7, 2023 — Cleveland County Commissioners Award $500,000 to Salvation Army 

NORMAN, Okla. — Cleveland County Commissioners awarded $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to The Salvation Army of Cleveland County, continuing their commitment to support the health and welfare of county residents. Download press release here.

DSC_5687December 8, 2022 — Cleveland County commits $1 Million in ARPA funds to provide support for thousands of struggling families

NORMAN, OKLA — Cleveland County announced its partnership with Food and Shelter, a non-profit organization that provides food and housing support. Download press release here.

Post 88 Check PresentationNovember 10, 2022 — Cleveland County celebrates Veterans Day with $330,000 investment in American Legion Post 88 

NORMAN, OKLA — On the eve of Veterans Day, Cleveland County Commissioners presented American Legion Post 88 in Norman with a check for $330,000 of American Rescue Plan funding to support building upgrades. Download press release here.

DSC_4564October 26, 2022 — Cleveland County Partners with The Virtue Center to Expand Clinical and Behavioral Health Services 

NORMAN, OKLA — On Tuesday, Cleveland County Commissioners announced a $500,000 award of ARPA funds toVirtue Center to allow for an expansion of behavioral health services to more people. Download  the press release here.