Tribal Council approves board member reappointments, donation of surplus equipment


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the reappointment of seven Cherokee Nation Businesses board members during their monthly meeting Monday night.
Bob Berry, Gary Cooper, Harold Ray, Sam Hart, Michael Watkins, Buck Charles George and Jerry Holderby, all of Tahlequah, and Brent Taylor, of Pryor, will serve three-year terms that expire in November 2020.

“The expertise of these seven board members has been integral to the success of Cherokee Nation Businesses,” said Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Keith Austin, of Claremore. “The tribe’s business arm is growing and diversifying its portfolio under the board’s leadership, and I am confident this will continue in the coming years.”
The Tribal Council also approved the donation of various surplus office equipment to the Cherokee Action Association in Sequoyah County, Sequoyah County Boys & Girls Club, Calvary Indian Baptist Church in Cherokee County, the Jeremiah Foundation in Adair County, the Set Free Ministries in Sequoyah County, Marble City Food Pantry in Sequoyah County, Maryetta School in Adair County and the Town of Spavinaw in Mayes County.
“It’s a good day when Tribal Councilors can work with the Cherokee Nation administration to provide needed equipment to community organizations, schools and churches,” said Tribal Councilor Bryan Warner, of Sallisaw. “In their own unique ways, these groups are making a positive impact throughout the Cherokee Nation for tribal citizens and non-citizens alike, and this equipment will allow them to better serve people within their communities.”
In other business, the Tribal Council approved the reappointment of James Amos, of Claremore, and Anthony Yates, of Sallisaw, as commissioners of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. Both will serve three-year terms that expire in November 2020.
The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will be Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.

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