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.
Ethics Commission Members
Chairperson | Lianna Onnen
Term: 2022 – 2024
Vice-Chairperson | Royetta Rodewald
Term: 2023 – 2026
Secretary | Virginia LeClere
Term: November 2021 – 2024
Commissioner #1 | Jessica Burghart
Term: July 2023 – 2026
Commissioner #2 |Shawnna Wabaunsee
Term: November 2022 – 2025
Commissioner #3 | Allison Pahmahmie
Term: July 2022 – July 2025