Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors confirmed the reappointment of four individuals and appointment of one individual to various board and commissions during the February Tribal Council meeting.
Confirmations included the reappointment of Fannie E. Robinson, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the Cherokee Nation Tax Commission; appointment of Dr. Stephen Jones, of Tahlequah, to the Cherokee Nation Health Partners Board of Directors; reappointment of Shaun Shepherd, of Tahlequah, to the Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors; reappointment of Johnnie Earp, of Jay, to the Economic Development Trust Authority Board of Directors; and reappointment of Marty Matlock, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission.
“Each one of these individuals has displayed a dedication to the Cherokee people, and I believe they will continue that in their service on their respective boards or commissions,” said Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Secretary Janees Taylor. “Our tribe has experienced great growth and improvements in many areas and part of that is due to qualified and successful Cherokee Nation citizens serving on our boards and commissions, helping our leaders and employees succeed.”
Robinson, Shepherd and Earp will each serve a three year term on their respective board or commission with Matlock serving a four year term on the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission. Jones’ term on the Cherokee Nation Health Partners expires August 2019.
In other business, the Tribal Council authorized the donation of 85 surplus IV pumps from W.W. Hastings Hospital to Northeastern Health System in Tahlequah.
The next meeting of the Tribal Council is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.