The Executive office is located in the Tribal government offices and consists of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chair, the Executive Assistant, and the Administrative Assistant.
The Chairperson has the following duties delegated by the people through the Constitution of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians: The Chairperson calls an annual meeting of the Tribal Membership each Spring; oversees all Tribal Executive departments, boards, commissions and committees created by Tribal Council; receives, prepares, and submits nominations to the Tribal Council for consideration for the appointed positions set out in the Constitution or by future Tribal statute; executes and administers the laws and resolutions of the LTBB of Odawa Indians; makes recommendations to the Tribal Council on matters of interest or benefit to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians; submits monthly written reports of his/her oversight responsibilities of the Tribal operations to the Tribal Council; submits a proposed budget for the next fiscal year to the Tribal Council; and represents LTBB in an ambassadorial capacity.
The Vice-Chairperson performs the duties of the Chairperson in his/her absence, and assumes the duties and powers of the Chairperson if the position of the Chairperson becomes vacant, assumes responsibility for those administrative functions delegated to him/her by the Chairperson, and performs other duties as delegated by the Chairperson.
The Executive Assistant is responsible for the coordination of the daily functioning of the Tribal Chairman’s Office. Appointments to meet with the Chair or Vice-Chair are made by contacting the Executive Office at 231-242-1418 or 1401.
The Administrative Assistant assists the Executive Assistant, the Chair and Vice-Chair in the daily functioning of the Tribal Chairperson’s Office.
Tribal Chairperson: Regina Gasco-Bentley
Vice Chairperson: Stella Kay
Executive Assistant: Kerstine Omey
Administrative Assistant: Lakota Worthington
Location: 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Program Contact Number: (231) 242-1418
Fax Number: (231) 242-1411