Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is governed by a five-member Tribal Council
elected to two-year terms on a staggered basis. All enrolled Tribal members
over the age of 18 years are eligible to vote and run for office.
Tribal governmental programs receive overall direction from the Tribal Council
through the Chief Executive Officer.
W. Ron Allen,
Tribal Council Chairman
Ron has served as the Chair since 1977 and as Chief Executive Officer since 1982.
He is a member of the JKT Art Board, Hunting/Fishing Committee (Ad Hoc member),
Tribal Gaming Commission, and U.S. Canada/Pacific Salmon Commission.
He served four years as President of the National Congress of American Indians
(NCAI) and two years as NCAI First Vice President and ten years as NCAI Treasurer. Ron is currently President of the Washington
Indian Gaming Association.
Tribal Vice Chair
Liz was elected to the Tribal Council on October 5, 2002. She has served in an
administrative capacity in Health and Human Services for
eighteen years. Liz has worked
diligently for the preservation of Tribal history and culture. She is an active member of
the Cultural Committee, Education Committee, Elders Committee and the Jamestown Community Network Board.
Liz is currently Chair of the Washington Indian Policy Advisory Committee.
Theresa R. Lehman,
Tribal Council Treasurer
Theresa was elected to the Tribal Council in October 2008. She currently serves as Secretary of the Education Committee and has been on the committee since 1998. Theresa has also been on the Health Committee and Home Improvement Program Committee's since 1992 and currently serves as Chair on both Committee.
Tribal Council Member
Kurt was elected to the Tribal Council in October, 2004. He has served on
the Hunting and Fishing Committee for 24 years. Additionally, he serves as
Tribal Policy Representative for the Tribe's Natural Resources Department.
Kurt has also served on the Education Committee, Housing Committee and the
Cultural Committee. When the Tribal Geoduck Fisheries opened in 1981 he
became a commercial diver. In the early 90's he served as the Indian Child
Welfare Case Worker, Chemical Dependency Counselor and Social Worker.
Tribal Council Secretary
Heather was elected to the Tribal Council on October 8, 2005. She is a past Chair of the Jamestown Community Network Board, and is the current Chair of the JKT Art Board, Inc. Heather is also currently employed with the Boeing Corporation, and serves as a Board Member for the non-profit Potlatch Fund in Seattle. As a strong advocate for community empowerment in the Tribe, and as an accomplished traditional artist, Heather has worked hard to further the Tribe's progress and honor it's traditions. While her educational background is in business, she believes in the traditional way of leadership in which "honesty, respect, hard work, and generosity are the roots of good leadership, and a strong community".