Police Advisory Board Development Task Force Information
MEMBERS: 10 members appointed by Mayor Girtz at the February 4, 2020 Mayor & Commission meeting
TERM: Ad Hoc Task Force for Duration Needed to Submit Recommendation to Mayor & Commission
- To be determined at the time of the call
CRITICAL QUESTIONS ASKED TO CONSIDER:
- What are the community benefits that we seek through creation of an advisory board?
- How can an advisory board provide "front end" guidance to ensure positive police/community relations through policy/process/budget review and input?
- How can an advisory board provide effective response to specific challenging or controversial episodes (e.g., police involved shootings, violent interactions, etc.)?
- What is an ideal composition of an advisory board (size of body, range of backgrounds, affiliations, community representation, rotation of members, etc.)?
- What training and knowledge are critical for advisory board members to have?
- What level of information access is necessary for the advisory board to provide ideal service?
- What level of staffing and budget is necessary for the advisory board to provide ideal service?
- Mokah-Jasmine Johnson, Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (Co-Chair)
- Shane Sims, People Living in Recovery (Co-Chair)
- Stephanie Flores, Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition
- Tykerius ("TK") Monford, Cedar Shoals High School Senior, Youth Commission Member
- Joan Prittie, Project Safe Director
- Mykeisha Ross, Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
- Dr. Sarah Shannon, University of Georgia Department of Sociology
- Phil Smith, Concord Coalition Director
- Nikema Stovall, Athens Land Trust
The Manager's Office provides staff support to the Police Advisory Board Development Task Force.