64th Biennial National Fraternal Order of Police Conference

Posted on Aug 20, 2019

Delegates from across Wisconsin, including 8 delegates from Green Bay FOP, attended the 64th Biennial National Fraternal Order of Police Conference in New Orleans, LA from August 12-15, 2019.

This conference provides delegates an opportunity to network with FOP members from across the country, learn about the work being done by our National FOP Board and various committees, and attend seminars to learn how to serve our members better.

The Wisconsin Delegates

At the beginning of this year’s conference, delegates heard inspiring speeches from US House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and US Attorney General William Barr about their commitment to our nation’s law enforcement professionals.

Elections for the National Executive Board were held on the last day of the conference. President Chuck Canterbury did not seek re-election after being nominated by President Trump to be the next director of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). President Canterbury served on the National Executive Board for 23 years, serving the last 16 as National President. President Canterbury will be greatly missed but we know he will continue to advocate for law enforcement in his new position.

The 2019-2021 National Executive Board elected at the conference includes:

President Patrick Yoes
Vice President: Joe Gamaldi
2nd Vice President: Les Neri
Secretary: Jimmy Holderfield
Treasurer: Tom Penoza
Sergeant at Arms: Keith Turney
Chairman of the Trustees: Rob Pride

Green Bay FOP’s very own Immediate Past President Jerry Johnson was sworn in for his 6th term as National Trustee representing Wisconsin on the National Board.

Wisconsin National Trustee Jerry Johnson being sworn in for his 6th term with the 2019-2021 National Board

It was a productive conference that allowed us to catch up with some old friends, and meet many new friends. We look forward to the 65th Biennial Conference in Indianapolis, IN in 2021!