Tribal Government & News

General Council briefed on casino in executive session

09.14.2016 Dean Rhodes General Council, Spirit Mountain Casino

Spirit Mountain Casino General Manager Stan Dillon briefed the Tribal membership on the casino’s financial and strategic overview for 2016-17 during the General Council meeting held Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Tribal Community Center.

Since the briefing occurred in executive session, Smoke Signals cannot report on the specifics of the presentation.

Dillon delivered a 30-minute overview and then fielded more than 10 questions and comments from Tribal members.

The presentation was filmed and Tribal members who were not able to attend who want a copy should contact Tribal Council Chief of Staff Stacia Martin at or 503-879-2304 to request a free copy.

In other action, it was announced that the next General Council meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, in the Tribal Community Center and feature an overview of Tribal business investments.

Tribal Elders Laura Gleason and Debi Anderson, as well as Michael Langley, won the $100 door prizes and Shayla Murphy, Nancy Ferguson, Timothy Meyer, Robert Wiggs and Kaleigha Simi won the $50 door prizes. In addition, two necklaces donated by Tribal Council member Jon A. George were raffled off and won by Peter Grout and Louise Coulson.

The edited video, without the executive session, can be viewed on the Tribal website,, by clicking on the News tab and then Video.