July 6, 2017
The ACLU of Indiana will be conducting elections for Board of Directors. If you are a member as of July 15, 2017, you will receive a ballot for the election in August.
Terms are for three years beginning January 1, 2018.
• Indianapolis Region; incumbent: Caroline Richardson
• Bloomington Region; incumbent: Jim Spangler
• Western Region; Sharon Russell
• Southern Region; Mark E. Miller
• At-Large; incumbent: Stephen Briles
• At-Large; incumbent: Sally Zweig
• At-Large; incumbent: Alice Bennett
The Board is comprised of 30 members representing different regions of the state, including nine members who serve at-large. The Board oversees the general business and affairs of the ACLU of Indiana as defined by the organization's bylaws. In addition, members of the Board are expected to:
• maintain membership in the American Civil Liberties Union
• attend the bi-monthly Saturday meetings in the Indianapolis office
• serve actively on at least one committee
• attend ACLU of Indiana events
• contribute financially to the organization
• serve as an ambassador for the state and national ACLU
***Applications must be submitted by July 20, 2017***
The ACLU of Indiana actively seeks racial, ethnic, age, sexual orientation, gender and geographic diversity on the board, as well as diversity in professional skills and expertise. Click here to view a current board list.
Ballots, including candidate statements, instructions and return-addressed envelope will be sent to all ACLU of Indiana members.
Governance and Nominating Committee Chair
ACLU of Indiana
Name: Georgia Cravey
Professional background: Retired reference librarian.
Relevant volunteer experience: See Candidate Statement
ACLU Experience: See Candidate Statement
For 32 years I was employed at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library as a reference librarian. After retirement, I have been working as an independent scholar and freelance researcher. I consider myself an activist with strong interests in the areas of gender and racial equality, reproductive rights, labor rights and immigration. I have been a card-carrying member of the ACLU for over two decades. It has been my privilege to serve on the Board of the ACLU of Indiana since 1993. Currently I co-chair the Committee for Development. I believe that one of the critical missions of the ACLU is to educate individuals about their rights and help defend them against those who would abridge those rights. The ACLU is an organization of dedicated individuals doing courageous work. I would like to continue to be part of the effort.