Tribal Government & News

General Council briefed on Tribal portfolio in executive session

10.14.2020 Dean Rhodes General Council


By Dean Rhodes

Smoke Signals editor

The Grand Ronde Tribal membership received its annual update on the Tribe’s investments during the Sunday, Oct. 4, General Council meeting held virtually using the Zoom teleconferencing app.

About 45 Tribal members, Tribal staff and representatives from Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. attended the meeting. The 22-minute briefing was presented in executive session, which limits how much Smoke Signals can reported on the content.

Baird Directors Joseph Hoon and Patrick Cronin made the presentation and fielded one question from the membership after they were finished.

Tribal members who did not attend the meeting, but would like to see the presentation, should contact Tribal Council Chief of Staff Stacia Hernandez at or call 503-879-2304 to obtain a copy.

In other action, Tribal Council Chairwoman Cheryle A. Kennedy announced the Tribe’s intention to put the former Multnomah Greyhound Park property in Wood Village into trust for gaming purposes. For more details, see the Smoke Signals story on page 1 of the Oct. 15 edition.

Hernandez said that an update on the Tribe’s Blue Heron property at Willamette Falls in Oregon City will be scheduled in the near future.

The next General Council meeting will review the draft 2021 Tribal budget at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, using the Zoom teleconferencing application.