“In Oklahoma County, they rotate it every month and leading the pledge of allegiance, too,” Cleveland said. “I wanted to invite in the Eagle Scouts to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer. That’s something I’ve always wanted to do is recognize the Eagle Scouts in our community.”
Also this week, commissioners hired George Mauldin, a 29-year veteran of the Norman Police Department, as the county’s next emergency management director. Commissioners said Mauldin would start work March 1.
Mauldin was chosen from a field of nine “very qualified” applicants, according to commissioners. A committee comprised of District 2 County Commissioner Darry Stacy, retiring Cleveland County Emergency Management Director Dan Cary, and Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma Safety Director Dale Freck interviewed the candidates this past week.
Mauldin has served on the Norman Police Department’s bomb squad for 20 years and is a certified hazmat tech.
“I’ve had a history and an interest in emergency management for many years,” Mauldin said.
A Norman resident, Mauldin is married to Kerry and has two children, son, Joshua and stepdaughter, Kennedy.