Tribal Government & News

General Council briefed on draft 2014 Tribal budget

11.13.2013 Ron Karten General Council

The general membership received a confidential briefing on the 2014 draft Tribal budget at the Nov. 3 General Council meeting held in the Tribal Community Center.
Tribal Finance Officer Julio Martinez delivered a 26-minute overview of the draft budget in executive session, which limits how much Smoke Signals can report on the details.
After his presentation, there were no comments or questions from Tribal members in attendance.
The draft budget was mailed out to the general membership in the November Tilixam Wawa. Tribal members have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to submit written and signed comments to Martinez at Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, OR 97347.
Comments are limited to enrolled Tribal members who are 18 years of age or older as of Sunday, Nov. 3.
Tribal Council will adopt the 2014 Tribal budget on or before Dec. 31.
Before going into executive session, Tribal Historian David Lewis gave a brief overview of Tribal history regarding Termination and Restoration as part of the monthly cultural presentation.
In addition, Tribal members Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, Brian Krehbiel, Eric Bernando, Jade Unger and Tribal Council member Jon A. George drummed.
Tribal veterans in attendance also were recognized in honor of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday.
The next General Council meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Tribal Community Center.
Tribal Elder Julie Duncan won the $100 door prize while Tribal members Marilyn Portwood, Barbara Steere and Chad Wiley won the $50 door prizes.
Jam and beaded necklaces donated by George also were raffled off.