NACOLE Election Information & Resources

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.

2019 Election Materials 


2019 Declarations of Candidacy (in order of submission) 

Candidate(s) for President:

Hutson__S.jpgSusan Hutson         

The City of New Orleans welcomed Susan Hutson as the Independent Police Monitor in June of 2010. Prior to accepting the position in New Orleans, Ms. Hutson worked at the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Office of the Inspector General as an Assistant Inspector General and as the Acting Police Monitor at the Office of the Police Monitor in Austin, Texas.  Read more...

Candidate Questionnaire Responses


Candidate(s) for Vice-President:

Frasier__Margo_Headshot.jpgMargo Frasier

Margo Frasier is nationally known as an expert in law enforcement and corrections having served as a subject matter expert for the United States Department of Justice, Special Litigation Section, in numerous cases.  She also serves as a court appointed monitor over the reform provisions contained in the consent judgments regarding Orleans Parish, Louisiana and Bernalillo County, New Mexico jail system.  Read more...

                                   Candidate Questionnaire Responses

Candidate(s) for Board Member-at-Large:  

George_Perezvelez.jpgGeorge David Perezvelez

Mr. George Perezvelez served as the Chair of the BART Police Citizen Review Board (BPCRB) in California during the 2018-2019 cycle having served as the Chair for two prior years. The BPCRB is a multi county oversight board serving the Bay Area. Mr. Perezvelez was first appointed to the BPCRB in 2011 at its inception and served as it first Chair. Under his leadership the BPCRB reviewed and recommended with the office of the OIPA (Office of the Independent Auditor) the passage of fifty-five recommendations resulting in the enhancement of the BPCRB oversight model.   Read More

Candidate Questionnaire Responses


Vaughn_Clarence.jpgClarence Vaughn III

Mr. Clarence L. Vaughn, III is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a B.A. in Business Administration, School of Business Industry. Mr. Vaughn was awarded the “Total Betterment of Whitman School of Management” from the Syracuse University, in which he graduated with honors and received a Master’s of Business Administration concentrating in Organizational Management. Through the appointment of the Honorable Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mr. Vaughn now serves as the Executive Director  Read more...

Candidate Questionnaire Responses


Lewis_J.jpgJanna Lewis

Janna Lewis has more than 17 years experience working in the Criminal Justice arena. For the past 10 years, Janna has been working as a Deputy Ombuds for the King County Office of the Ombuds where she mainly conducts independent, impartial investigations of complaints regarding both the King County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Janna has been an active volunteer for NACOLE, having spent time on several committees Read more...

Candidate Questionnaire Responses


GianinaIrlando_(1).jpgGianina Irlando

Gia Irlando is the outgoing Community Relations Ombudsman for the Denver Office of the Independent Monitor. For over six years, she has been responsible for outreach to Denver residents, elected officials, community leaders, and organizations.  Hearing the community call for better relations between youth and law enforcement, she spearheaded the creation of the Youth Outreach Project, Bridging the Gap: Kids and Cops. She secured federal grant funding, oversaw the development of the curriculum and convened an expert advisory committee to guide the process. Read more...

Candidate Questionnaire Responses