Friday, October 2, 2009

Tribal Council To Elect Chairperson Next Week

Feather News

Members of the Mohegan Tribe that were elected to the Tribal Council in August will be sworn in Monday at the Mohegan Congregational Church and the full Tribal Council will, later, appoint its own officers, including the title of chairperson.

A sometimes shaky source - my intuition - tells me that Lynn Malerba will be the next chairperson, replacing Bruce Bozsum. Lynn furthered her education while serving on the Tribal Council, earning a master's degree in public policy.

Bozsum has served as the chair of the Tribal Council since 2005.

The Tribal Council will also elect among themselves who will serve as vice-chairperson, recording secretary, corresponding secretary and treasurer.

The Tribal Council is not required to appoint one of its body to the role of ambassador, a position not listed in the Constitution as are other officer positions, but could do so next week at the same time it appoints the officers.