General Council Recalls Secretary Close

Mission, OR – By a vote of 312 Yes to 257 No, the General Council membership voted today to recall Secretary David Close from his Board of Trustee officer position.

The recall is effective immediately.  The Board of Trustees will designate a current member to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this officer position until a special election can be scheduled to fill the vacancy of Board Secretary.

Tribal member, Terrie Brigham filed a recall petition on May 31 to remove Secretary David Close from office due to four charges: failure to fulfill Constitution and By Laws and oath of office, violation of the Board of Trustee’s procedures and policies, elder abuse and abuse of position.  The Board of Trustees validated the petition and forwarded it to the Election Commission to conduct today’s election. 

The General Council is the CTUIR’s voting membership, age 18 and older. Of the 2,233 CTUIR voters, 569 voted in today’s Recall Election.

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