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File #: OC-23-45   
Type: Other Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 11/20/2023 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Appointment of Ms. Gail Oliver to the Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board
Attachments: 1. OC-45



TO: All Councilors

FROM: Chris Sylvan, Neighborhood Liaison Office of Neighborhood Coordination

SUBJECT: title
Appointment of Ms. Gail Oliver to the Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board

DATE: November 17, 2023

Pursuant to the provisions of ?9-4-1-5 of the Police Oversight Ordinance, City Council staff shall submit recommendations for appointments to the Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board. City Council staff recommends the appointment of Ms. Gail Oliver to the Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board

Gail Oliver February 2, 2026

If appointed, Ms. Oliver would be one of the initial appointments to the revamped Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board. Ms. Oliver's first three-year term will expire February 2, 2026.
Ms. Oliver, a retired Board member and chairman of Gordon Bernell Charter School at the Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center and a Board Member of Peanut Butter and Jelly Family Services, offers a distinctive perspective on the significance of impartiality. Drawing from her experience in the Corrections Department, she underscores the recognition of multiple sides to every story and the capacity to perceive situations from different angles. Ms. Oliver takes pride in her impartial approach, free from preconceived ideas, positioning herself as a valuable resource that listens without judgment.
She draws attention to her background in a dynamic Corrections Department setting, acknowledging the tendency to neglect communication with the public during intense situations. Ms. Oliver confidently asserts her proficiency in effectively communicating with diverse segments of the public.
Moreover, as the former Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Recidivism Reduction at the NM Corrections Department, Ms. Oliver brings invaluable insights into the intricacies of corrections and underscores the importance of reducing recidivism.


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