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Tribal Council

Meet the Leadership
of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.

Tribal Council

The Tribal Council is the main governing entity.

W. Ron Allen


PH: 360-681-4621

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.

Liz Mueller


PH: 360-808-3103

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


PH: 360-681-3418

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


PH: 360-457-5772

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 the early 1990’s

Kurt Grinnell


PH: 360-461-1229

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.