Mission, OR – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's (CTUIR) Board of Trustees have announced a transition in executive administrative leadership today. Mr. Dave Tovey Jr., Executive Director is resigning his role as the most senior executive for the Tribal government’s administrative arm.
The Board directly supervises two positions within the government structure: the executive and deputy executive directors. Deputy Executive Director Debra Croswell will be acting executive director.
Chairman Gary Burke said, "We experienced tremendous growth under Mr. Tovey's administrative leadership and we look forward to his future accomplishments in his new endeavors."
Mr. Tovey served as the Tribes' executive director for the last six years. "It has been my honor to serve my People in this capacity," said Mr. Tovey.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is made-up of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes, formed under the Treaty of 1855 at the Walla Walla Valley. The CTUIR formed a Constitutional form of government in 1949.