Tribal Government & News

General Council briefed on investment values

10.13.2022 Dean Rhodes General Council


By Dean Rhodes

Smoke Signals editor

A representative from Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. briefed the general membership on the Grand Ronde Tribe’s investment portfolio during the hybrid General Council meeting held Sunday, Oct. 2, on the Zoom teleconferencing application and in Tribal Council Chambers.

Approximately 80 Tribal and staff members attended the meeting online and in person. The 30-minute briefing was presented in executive session, which limits how much Smoke Signals can report on the content.

Baird Director Joseph Hoon made the presentation and fielded seven questions and comments from the membership during the session.

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 that the next General Council meeting will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, with an executive session review of the proposed 2023 budget.

Dustin Leno, Josephine Ingraham, Desiree Allen, Peter Grout and Joanna Brisbois won the $50 door prizes. Brenda Gray, Bill Stephens and Ron Tuomi won the $100 door prizes. Tuomi donated his winnings to Grand Ronde Food Bank.

The non-executive session portion of the meeting can be viewed by visiting the Tribal government’s website at and clicking on the Government tab and then Videos.