Tribal Council

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council – (Back left to right) Treasurer Wade Pahmahmie, Member Raphael Wahwassuck, Member William Evans, Member Ronald “Tony” Wahweotten, Jr., (Front left to right) Secretary Camilla Chouteau, Chairman Joseph “Zeke” Rupnick and Vice-Chairman Zach Pahmahmie. 

The Tribal Council is the elected government of the nation. Its primary duties are to author the nation’s laws and policies and to serve as the decision-making authority on budgets and investments.

For carrying out laws and policies, the council created a tribal administration. Overall, the administration ensures that services, as decided by the council, are provided to nation members.

The Tribal Council consists of seven members. The terms are staggered. Each Tribal Council member has responsibility for certain duties listed in the Potawatomi Constitution. One of their main duties is to protect the health, peace, morals, education, and welfare of the tribe.

Historical Timeline of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council

Current Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council

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Joseph “Zeke” Rupnick

Chair Person

Term: 2018-2022

Zach Pahmahmie

Vice Chair Person

Term: 2020 - 2024

Wade Pahmahmie

Treasurer

Term: 2020 - 2024

Camilla Chouteau

Secretary

Term: 2018-2022

Tony Wahweotten

Member

Term: 2020 - 2024

Raphael J. Wahwassuck

Member

Term: 2020 - 2024

William “Bill” Evans

Member

Term: 2018-2022