The Mayor’s Office of Community Engagement will host four public forums that will provide residents the opportunity to speak before members of the committee prior to the selection of the next Chief Administrator at the locations listed below from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm each night:
• August 17, 2021: Muslim Community Center – 4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 (North Side)
• August 18, 2021: Garfield Park Golden Dome Field House – 100 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624 (West Side)
• August 24, 2021: Kennedy King Community College – 6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60621 (South Side)
• August 26, 2021: Virtual Public Forum via Zoom
Members of the public can submit questions, comments, and thoughts about priorities for the position of Chief Administrator of COPA by emailing COPAsearch@cityofchicago.org if unable to attend any of the community engagement sessions.
COPA will speak at the 28th Ward Community meeting on police accountability. This is an opportunity for constituents to meet with COPA leadership staff and Alderman Jason Irvin to learn about what’s going on in their ward. Attendees can also learn about COPA’s investigative process including how to report outcomes to the citizens we serve and how to reduce police misconduct. This event is open to the public.