When the Brothertown first came together, it was decided that a form of "town government" would be used to guide the Tribe. However, long-held customs strongly influenced this different approach to governance. It never looked exactly like "town government," but evolved over many generations and a number of moves by the Tribe, and has continued to evolve. The four officers and five members of the Council are now elected by the membership at large.
Brothertown Vice-Chair Bob Fowler, Treasurer Michelle Wood, Secretary David Hankwitz, and Council Members Skip Blanc and Roger Straw not pictured.
In addition to their Council responsibilities, officers and members hold leadership and liaison roles in other areas, including cultural and historical preservation, economic development, enrollment, land management, operations, government outreach, and strategic planning.
Council Contact info:Jeremy Marx - BrothertownChair@BrothertownIndians.org Bob Fowler - BrothertownViceChair@BrothertownIndians.org Michelle Wood - BrothertownTreas@BrothertownIndians.org David Hankwitz -BrothertownSec@BrothertownIndians.org Skip Blanc - Sblanc@BrothertownIndians.org Jessica Ryan - JLRyan@BrothertownIndians.org Linda Shady - LShady@BrothertownIndians.org Roger Straw - RStraw@BrothertownIndians.org Mike Sykes - MSykes@BrothertownIndians.org