Ethics Commission

The Potawatomi Ethics Commission was formed to create a Code of Ethics and to investigate and hear complaints against Nation officials which arise under the code of ethics provisions.

The Potawatomi Ethics Commission is elected by the Nation’s General Council. The initial Chairperson and Secretary serve four years, the Vice-Chairperson and Commissioner #1 serve three years, and Commissioners #2 and #3 serve two years. Thereafter, it shall be comprised of six members who shall be elected for three-year terms by the General Council through an election process.

The Commission was approved in 2007 and the Tribal Council funds the Commission at a level sufficient to satisfy Constitutional and statutory obligations. Commissioners are not paid for their service but do receive expense reimbursements incurred in performing their official duties.

  • 2020 Ethics Election Notification
    Candidate filing is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 13 to April 24, 2020. Candidates will need to call Member Services at 785-966-3934 for entry into the Government Center – Lower Level.

Ethics Commission Members

Chairperson | Dale Delg
Term: November 2019 – July 2021

Vice-Chairperson | Vacated
Term: July 2018 – July 2021
Next term: Election 2020 – July 2023

Secretary | Virginia LeClere
Term: November 2019 – July 2021

Commissioner #1 | Melinda Cooper-Williamson
Term: November 2019 – July 2020
Next term: Election 2020 – July 2023

Commissioner #2 |Shawnna Wabaunsee
Term: November 2019 – July 2022

Commissioner #3 | Vacant
Next Term: Election 2020 – July 2022


Contact Information

Prairie Band Potawatomi Ethics Commission
P.O. Box 218
Mayetta, KS 66509


Documents & Forms

Code of Ethics
Public Notice
Travel Expense Form
Gift Disclosure Form