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Made up of 9 elected members, the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC) governs the tribe.

NPTEC Members

Members of NPTEC serve staggered 3-year terms. Each year, the General Council elects 3 new NPTEC members.

Samuel N. Penney
Chairman
Term Expires : May 2024

Shannon F. Wheeler
Vice-Chairman
Term Expires : May 2025

Shirley J. Allman
Secretary
Term Expires: May 2024

Quintin Ellenwood
Treasurer
Term Expires: May 2023

Elizabeth Arthur-Attao
Assistant Sec.-Treasurer
Term Expires : May 2025

Mary Jane Miles
Chaplain
Term Expires : May 2025

Tonia Garcia
Member
Term Expires : May 2023

Rachel P. Edwards
Member
Term Expires : May 2023

Ryan Oatman
Member
Term Expires : May 2024

NPTEC Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (at the latest) depending on agenda.

Special NPTEC Meetings:
4th Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (at the latest) depending on agenda.

Subcommittees

NPTEC has 5 subcommittees, chaired and staffed by NPTEC members. Subcommittee meetings are open to tribal citizens.

For COMPLETE LIST of subcommittee members and liaisons see Resolution NP-22-299

Human Resources

Promotes the wellbeing of the Nez Perce people by strengthening families and providing quality services to tribal citizens

Meetings: first and third Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Rachel P. Edwards

Law & Order Intergovernmental Affairs

Reviews and enhances tribal policies to meet the needs of the Nez Perce people

Meetings: first and third Monday, 2:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Shirley J. Allman

Natural Resources

Protects natural resources and exercises tribal sovereignty and treaty rights

Meetings: first and third Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Quintin Ellenwood

Land Enterprise Commission

Reviews and approves lease applications, home site leases, and land acquisition

Meetings: first and third Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Shannon F. Wheeler

Budget and Finance/Credit

Oversees the NPTEC budget and the tribe’s grants, revenue, and contracts

Meetings: first and third Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Quintin Ellenwood

Climate Change/Energy

Meetings: first Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meetings may end sooner depending on agenda.

Chair: Shannon F. Wheeler