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File #: OC-19-26   
Type: Other Communication Status: Withdrawn
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 3/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Recommendation to Appoint Ms. Tara Armijo-Prewitt to the Police Oversight Board
Attachments: 1. OC-26.pdf


TO: City Councilors
FROM: Stephanie M. Yara, Director of Council Services
Staff Recommendation to Appoint Ms. Tara Armijo-Prewitt to the Police Oversight Board
DATE: February 1, 2019

Pursuant to the provisions of ?9-4-1-5 of the Police Oversight Ordinance, City Council staff recommends the appointment of Ms. Tara Armijo-Prewitt to the Police Oversight Board.

Tara Armijo-Prewitt February 2, 2022
908 Lead Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Ms. Tara Armijo-Prewitt is currently a homemaker and has a M.S. in Entomology from University of California, Davis and B.S. in Biology from UNM. Ms. Armijo-Prewitt's interest in serving on the POB comes from her desire to contribute to police and community relations. Ms. Armjo-Prewitt has many years experience serving on the School Advisory Committee and wants to transfer the skills and experience she gained there to the larger scale POB. If appointed, Ms. Tara Armijo-Prewitt would replace Mr. Eric Cruz, who resigned from the Board. Mr. Armijo-Prewitt will serve her first full term, which would expire on February 2, 2022.

Current Board Membership:
Name Term
Ms. Chelsea Van Deventer 02/02/2021
Mr. Leonard Waites 02/02/2021
Vacant 02/02/2021
Ms. Chantal M. Galloway 02/02/2022
Ms. Valerie St. John 02/02/2022
Vacant 02/02/2022
Ms. Joanne Fine 02/02/2020
Vacant 02/02/2020
Dr. William J. Kass 02/02/2020

Per the Ordinance, the POB composition is to consist of nine at-large members who:
"broadly represent the diversity and demographics of the City by way of, including but not limited to, cultural, gender and geographic diversity; and who are representative of the stakeholders of the police oversight process, and who reside within the City of Albuquerque." 9-4-1-5(A) ROA 1994.
Members serve three-year terms. Per the Police Oversight Ordinance, Board members must also meet the following ...

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