2020 Declarations of Candidacy
Candidate(s) for Board Member-at-Large:
During the last three decades, Florence L. Finkle has worked to hold law enforcement officers accountable for committing crimes and/or violating internal departmental policies, and improving law enforcement practices and accountability systems. Ms. Finkle prosecuted corrupt police officers, helped build and reform the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, improved the New York City Department of Correction’s Read More
Nicolle Barton has 18 years of professional practice and experience in training, leadership, and operations. Nicolle began her career in corrections with the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole in 2001 as an Officer I. She was promoted to several positions before becoming a Unit Manager in Ferguson. Nicolle helped write the curriculum and start the first St. Louis County P.E.A.C.E. (Preparation for Employment and Career Enhancement) program. Read More
George Perezvelez has 15 plus years of law enforcement oversight, civil rights and community advocacy. George formed an interest in oversight involvement in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he was participating in 1st Amendment rights organizations in Boston, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia. In those years, he often leant his voice during City Hall meetings where social justice groups were present to advocate for the interests of LGBT, Latino and Veteran communities. Read More
Barrie Gewanter is a professional civil rights advocate. From August 2015 to Sept. 2020, she served as the Director for Human Rights, as well as the Title VI and ADA Coordinator, for Onondaga County in Syracuse, New York. From August 2015 to February 2020, she also served as the Administrator for Onondaga County’s new Jail Oversight Committee. Read More
Officers and members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the voting membership at the annual meeting according to the procedures as described in Article VII of By-Laws, with the commencement of the term of office to take place during the annual conference. Terms of office shall be staggered so that, as close as possible, one-third of the Board, excluding the President, Vice-President and the Immediate Past President, are elected each year. No member of the Board of Directors shall be eligible to be elected to serve more than three consecutive three-year terms or a total of 12 consecutive years on the Board regardless of position.
All members of the Board of Directors are asked to act as responsible and prudent stewards of the organization and are tasked with ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. Each member of the Board is therefore asked to sign a commitment outlining their responsibilities as a member of the NACOLE Board of Directors. A copy of this Statement of Commitment may be found below in the list of election materials. All candidates are encouraged to read this statement prior to submitting their declaration of candidacy so that they may have a clear understanding of what will be expected and to ensure that they will be able to fulfill their commitment as a member of the NACOLE Board of Directors.
Article V and Article VI of the NACOLE Bylaws provide that candidates for office shall have been association members in good standing for one (1) year and have attended at least one (1) of the two previous annual conferences. Members standing for election as President shall have been elected as members of the Board of Directors and shall have served in that capacity for no less than two (2) years. Members standing for election as Vice-President shall have been elected as members of the Board of Directors and shall have served in that capacity for no less than one (1) year. Dues must be current. Any organizational member who seeks election to office must hold his/her organization’s voting membership
Declarations for Election to Office
The Election Committee shall receive declarations of candidates and pertinent background information for each position in the regular election of Officers and Board of Directors. Members may file for no more than one position.
2020 Election Materials -