Tribal Government

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians is governed by a constitution written during the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) period of Indian Policy. The current constitution and by-laws, originally approved on January 15, 1936, has incorporated amendments over the years to address the changing times.

The Tribe is governed by the Community Council, which is composed of voting members.

Figure 1 Structure
Figure 1 Structure

Community Council Officers

Chair: Andrea Reich
Vice Chair: Kyle Cox
Treasurer: Loren Forde
Secretary: Shauta Collier

The executive duties of the Tribe are carried out through four Community Council Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. These leaders are elected annually from within the ranks of the Community Council.

Additionally, committees and special boards consisting of Community Council members provide guidance to these programs and services with input directly from the rest of the Tribe. The committee members are elected annually, while those serving on special boards usually have staggered terms of service with varying durations.

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