Budget and Finance/Credit Subcommittee

Updated May 2016


  • Quincy Ellenwood, Chairman
  • Liz Arthur-Attao, Vice Chairman
  • Daniel Kane
  • McCoy Oatman
  • Bill Picard
  • Shannon Wheeler


  • Entrprise Board - Quincy Ellenwood, Liz Arthur-Attao

Meeting Dates

The Budget & Finance Subcommittee meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.  (Open to Tribal members).


To set sound fiscal policy direction and provide oversight while planning for the future growth of the tribe and its members.  Strive for and implement improvement where needed in our effort of providing stewardship of the Tribe's financial resources.


To develop a strong organizational financial structure, complimented by improved operating procedures to provide for strengthened financial tracking and reporting for and to the Nez Perce people.

Description of Services

Safeguard and oversee funds of NPTEC budget, grants, contracts, gaming and enterprise funds, tobacco and fuel tax revenue and donations made to the Nez Perce Tribe.  Conduct all tribal financial activities in strict compliance with the Nez Perce Tribe's Finance Manual as approved by NPTEC.

Annual budget

Develop the NPTEC budget and Gaming Revenue Allocation budget with input from NPTEC and programs.


Budget & Finance Subcommittee consists of NPTEC members and dedicated Support Staff as assistant to the Subcommittee.

Program Components

Departments responsible to Budget & Finance Subcommittee:

Executive Direction, Finance Department, Administration, Enterprise Board, Foundation Board and Credit Department.

Report for May 2009



  • Health/Medical Group Benefits Plan with Blue Cross of Idaho effective October 1, 2006.
  • Held special B & F public meetings to gather public input on 2007 budgets according to adopted Nez Perce Tribe Annual Budget Process on August 28 in Orofino, August 29 in Kamiah and August 20 in Lapwai at their local tribal community buildings.
  • Authorized Information Systems to begin scanning and creating a database for the Resolutions and Administrative Actions currently in the NPTEC storage vault to current year.
  • To authorize the contract with Policy Studies Incorporated to assist with establishing funding for a Child Support Enforcement Program
  • Authorize the placement of Josephy Scholarship finds into a Certificate of Deposit for nine months with Sterling Savings Bank in Clarkston, Washington.
  • Authorized the Nez Perce Tribe Hazard Mitigation Plan for meeting the requirements of a standard state mitigation plan to make it eligible for funding and technical assistance from State and Federal hazard mitigation programs.
  • Approved the Authorized Provider Agreement between the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho and the Clearwater River Casino.
  • To amend Resolution NP 06-188 to renew the LCSC Promotional Agreement for 2006-2007.
  • Approved the contract with Fisher Systems, Inc., for $12,049.77 to install the security system at the Nez Perce Express.
  • Approve the Express Store purchase of a 2006 Nissan Frontier from Joe Hall in the amount of @25,843.00 based on bids received per Administrative Action #19, August 8, 2006.
  • Authorized the pay off of the promissory note in the amount of $253, 402.27 for the Nez Perce Express loan.





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