Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is governed by a five-member Tribal Council
elected to four-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 was appointed to the Tribal Council in 1975. He 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. He is
currently NCAI Treasurer and President of the Washington
Indian Gaming Association.
Tribal Vice Chair
Liz was elected to the Tribal Council on October 5, 2002.
She served 28
years in social service and seven years as a Government
Liaison between the Tribe and Federal/State government
on health and social service issues. In 2013 Liz was
appointed as chair to the Federal Tribal Advisory Committee for Administration
of Children and Family. In
2010 she was appointed as chair to serve on the
Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
by the Governor. In 2008 she was appointed to the
Washington State Disproportionate Children of Color
in Dependency by the Legislature and currently serves as
co-chair. Since 1992 she has served on the
Washington State Indian Policy Advisory Committee as the Chair.
She also currently serves on the Clallam County
Sheriff's Citizen's Committee. Since 2014 she has been
on the Executive Board for Behavioral Health with the
Commissioners from Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam County. Liz has worked
diligently for the preservation of Indian children and
their families, Tribal history and culture. She is an active member of
the Cultural Committee, Elders Committee and
Jamestown Community Network Committee.
Lisa M. Barrell
Tribal Council Secretary
Lisa was elected to the Tribal Council on November 19,
2015. She has been working at the Tribe as the Contracts
and Grants Specialist for 14 years. Lisa currently
serves as Chair of the JKT Art Board and the Housing
Improvement Program committee. She also currently serves
on the Natural Resource and Health Committees.
Theresa R. Lehman,
Tribal Council Treasurer
Theresa was elected to the Tribal Council in October 2008.
She has served on the Education Committee, Health Committee and Home Improvement Program Committee since
Tribal Council Member
Kurt was elected to the Tribal Council in October,
2004. He has served on the Hunting and Fishing Committee
for 33 years. He currently serves as Tribal Policy
Liaison for the Tribe's Natural Resources Department. In
1981 he became a gillnet fisher, and then began
attending fin-fish negotiation meetings with the Makah
and Point Elliot Treaty Tribes. In the early 90's he
served as the Indian Child Welfare Case Worker, Chemical
Dependency Counselor and Social Worker, and since that
time he has also served the Tribe in the areas of
education, housing and culture. In 1995, he became a
commercial geoduck diver.