Tribal Council & Legislative Office


Legislative Branch consists of the Tribal Council, Committees of the Tribal Council, the Legal Department (General Counsel, Legislative Services Attorney, Office of Citizens Legal Assistance), The Office of Finance and Revenue and the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.

News and Announcements




In accordance with Tribal law Waganakising Odawak Statute 2015-014 Open Meetings of the Tribal Council, “Public” means Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Citizens and their immediate family members. All others excluding official business of Tribal employees, and appointed officials who request attendance at any Tribal Council meeting must contact a Tribal Councilor who shall forward such request to all of the Tribal Council members.

Therefore when signing in to a Zoom electronic meeting of the Tribal Council or a Committee of Tribal Council Meeting, it is vital that you provide your full name at log in for meeting entry.

If the meeting facilitator does not recognize your name, you will be asked to identify yourself further. If you do not identify yourself further, or you do not meet the requirement for meeting entry, you will be subject to removal from the meeting. If you log in by telephone, you will be asked to identify yourself under the same guidelines. If you log in under what appears to be a fictitious name, you will not be provided entry into the meeting room until such time as your log in is verifiable.

If you have any concerns regarding the above requirements, please contact the Legislative Office at 231-242-1404. Miigwech.


03/16/2022 – Upcoming Budget Hearings

April 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 2023 Budget Hearing – Executive and Election Board

April 8, 2023, 9:00 a.m. 2023 Budget Hearing – Prosecutor, Legislative Judicial

April 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Regular Meeting

April 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m. 2023 Budget Hearing –Citizens Comments


04/05/2021 – The 2022 Proposed Tribal Government Budget

The 2022 Proposed Tribal Government Budget can be found in the Citizens Portal, Legislative/Tribal Council, Committees/Appropriations and Finance Link.

Also, a reminder that on  April 7, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there are Executive and Election Board Budget Hearings; April 9, 2021 is  Legislative, Judiciary and any additional Executive departments as needed; and April 13, 2021 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is the Public Budget Hearing.


03/15/2021 – 2022 Budget Formulation Process

2022 Budget Formulation Process Calendar



11/04/2020Aanii Citizens, As the Executive recommendation for the Tribal Government building is to limit as much in person contact time in office as possible the Tribal Council Office will function in full service offsite as staff works from home. Please know that our staff is fully equipped to continue to provide the best communication and services on behalf of our Citizens. In addition to working offsite, and as in person contact is by appointment only, please also know that I will be your point person should you need to set up an in person appointment. Contact will be held outside of the building at an acceptable social distance with mandatory mask wearing by both parties. Additionally, though our office phones transfer to our cell phones, you may also contact my cell number 231-881-8704 directly for communication purposes to further ensure you are receiving the assistance you need.
Miigwech for your understanding and stay safe.
Michele Portman-LaCount
Legislative Office Manager

Aanii, please note that some documents have been moved to the Citizen’s Only Portal. If you cannot find a document you are looking for, or do not have access to the portal, please contact the Legislative office at or 231-242-1403 and we can further assist you. Miigwech.

7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Fax Number: 231-242-1416

Legislative Branch Contacts


TitleName Contact # Email Term Expires
Legislative Leader:Emily Proctor231-330-2934eproctor@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2023
Tribal Secretary:
WOS 2012-017 Tribal Secretary Responsibilities
Marcella Reyes231-881-1711mreyes@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2025
Tribal Treasurer: Leroy Shomin616-309-5976lshomin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2025
Tribal Council: Tamara Kiogima231-330-7156tkiogima@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2025
Tribal Council: Aaron Otto231-881-1468aotto@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2025
Tribal Council: William Ortiz231-330-3535wortiz@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2025
Tribal Council:Melissa Pamp231-445-0874mpamp@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2023
Tribal Council:Fred Kiogima231-373-6104fpkiogima@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2023
Tribal Council:Marty VanDeCar231-883-7690mvandecar@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov2023
Legislative Services Attorney:Donna
General Counsel:
WOS 2011-008 Enjinaaknegeng
James Bransky




Executive Legal Assistant:

Public Document Officer for Legislative Branch
Su Lantz231-242-1407slantz@ltbbodawa-nsn-gov
Office of Citizens Legal Assistance:
WOS 2012-006 Office of Citizens Legal Assistance
Senior Financial Analyst:
2016-005 Office of Finance and Revenue
Legislative Office Manager:Michele
Administrative Assistant:Linda
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:
2019-006 Tribal Historic Preservation Office Statute