Lord James Balch
In 1874, a band of S'Klallams under the leadership of Lord James Balch had raised $500 in gold coin and purchased a 210-acre plot on the shores of Dungeness Bay. The settlement was named Jamestown in honor of Lord James Balch.
From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings - Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gilles and Ed Charles. Volunteer carvers: Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.

S'Klallam Tribe

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Sequim, WA 98382
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Mission Statement

“Our mission is to effectively and efficiently oversee the Tribal administrative structure based on the overall goals and objectives established by the Tribal Council.”

Administration Department

The Department of Administration provides a wide variety of management service to the Tribal staff as well as administering several service programs which directly benefit our Tribal citizens. The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Housing program receives funding annually from both the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Tribal Transportation Program, funded by the Federal Housing Administration, helps to meet the need for Tribal road construction and maintenance.  Facilities management is a year round task that involves daily maintenance and special projects that continue to enhance our Tribal campus facilities. 

Administration Staff
Jessica Payne - Chief Operating Officer

Whe Whe Olitza - Administrative Assistant

Transportation Staff

Annette Nesse - Transportation Program Manager


Maintenance Staff

Bill Laubner - Facilities Manager
Matthew Adams - Maintenance Support Worker IV
Darryle Adams
- Facilities Support Worker III/Locksmith

Steve Johnson - Facilities Support Worker II
IIan Jones - Facilities Supervisor

Sam Bugge - Facilities Support Worker II

Josh Cooper – Maintenance Utility Technician I

Dave Hartman - Construction Manager/Housing

Gabe Kessler – Blyn Custodian I

David Matson - Blyn Custodian Maintenance II

David Wegener – Maintenance Utility Technician II


Building Division:


Kirk Nelson – Construction Project Manager

Karl Ziegenbeing – Construction Contract Administrator





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