2021 Member Ballot to Elect TLC Board Members


Triangle Land Conservancy’s charter and by-laws state that members shall elect the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying a slate of candidates for Board membership. The Nominating Committee submits the slate of candidates to the TLC Board for its approval.

The Board approved slate is now presented to the membership for a vote, which will be conducted online. This ballot requires a yes or no vote for each of the nominees for Board membership by September 16, 2021.

TLC staff will count the votes and announce the results on TLC’s website on September 17. If any candidate fails to receive a majority of votes cast there will be an additional mail ballot to fill any vacancies.


How do I vote?

The button at the bottom of this page will take you to the Google Forms ballot, where you will vote “yes” or “no” on each prospective Board member. Under this paragraph, there are two sections. First, we have listed first term nominees and short biographies so that you can get to know them a bit better. Second is a list of names and pictures for current Board members who are up for a reaffirming vote. If you would like more information on any current Board members, you can read about them on the Board directory page here.


First Term Nominees

Nicolette Cagle (Durham)

Dr. Nicolette L. Cagle is Faculty in Environmental Science and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Director of the Communications Studio in the Nicholas School. Dr. Cagle has a background in ecology, natural history, environmental education, and environmental communication. She also has experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in environmental fields. She has also served on the board of the Schoolhouse of Wonder and the Forest History Society. She lives in Durham with her husband, son, and three dogs.

Cindy Pacchiana (Orange)

Cindy is a mom to five teenagers and serves as a court-appointed advocate for abused and neglected children through the Guardian ad Litem program.   Cindy is passionate about children and education, and feels that connecting kids to nature is critical in the face of the virtual worlds they live in.  Cindy is a firm believer in the value of land conservation as well as the importance of spending time outdoors, for both mental and physical health.    She holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Cincinnati and previously worked in clinical trials research.  Cindy has also served on the board for Durham Crisis Response Center, was president of the parent organization at Duke School, helped raise funds and build the Turnip Patch Park in Hillsborough, and served on the Development Committee at Durham Academy. In addition to TLC, Cindy and her husband, Gregg, are longtime supporters of the Hillsborough Arts Council and the Fresh Air Fund in NYC, a program that supports free, outdoor summer adventures for children from low-income communities.   They are also engaged in the community through ownership of local businesses and properties in Orange and Durham counties.  Cindy is an avid trail runner and enjoys biking, swimming and climbing mountains.


Returning Members

The following Board members are up for a reaffirming vote to retain their seats:

Jack Blackmer (Wake)

Sam Cook (Wake)

Toni Wyche Jones (Wake)

David Morris (Durham)

Sean Wilson (Chatham)


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