Chairman, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Tribal Vice-Chairman; Chairman, Dresslerville Council
Chairman, Carson Council
Vice-Chairman, Carson Council
Vice-Chairman, Dresslerville Council
Chairman, Stewart Council
Vice-Chairman, Stewart Council
Chairman, Woodfords Council
Vice-Chairwoman, Woodfords Council
Reno-Sparks Colony Representative
The mission of the Washoe Tribal Governement is to continuously improve the life and well being of its members.
The Washoe Tribe is governed by a council of representatives from each of the tribe's constituent groups. The council is elected every four years; the most recent election occuring in 2018.
The Tribe has four residential communities; The Carson Colony, the Stewart Community, the Dresslerville Community, and the Woodfords Community. Each Community or Colony’s five representatives then vote in a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary Treasurer. The Chairman and Vice-Charman of each community are then apponted to serve on the general tribal council. Any of the five representatives are eligible to serve on the general tribal council as an Alternate in the event the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the community or colony are unable to attend any particular Tribal Council meeting.
The Washoe Tribe is comprised of a large off-reservation constituency. The tribal membership as a whole elect two Off Reservation representatives to serve on the Tribal Council
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is a separate tribe that has a number of Washoe members. These constituents elect a single Reno-Sparks Reprentative to serve them on the Washoe Tribal Council.
The Tribal Chairman is elected by the Washoe tribal membership as a whole from all four Washoe communities, the Washoe off reservation constituency and Washoe membership within the bounds of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.
All elected officials serve a concurrent four year term.
The Washoe Tribal Council is the primary governing body for the Washoe Tribe and directs all tribal operations.