Suquamish Tribal Council


Monday, April 15, 2024

9:00AM Executive Session
Hannah Ljunggren/Casey Schmidt/Annie Smaus
Lisa Jackson
Catherine Edwards
Mark Williams
Brenda George
Ben Brueseke
Tim Woolsey
Maryanne Mohan
Maryanne Mohan/Alison O’Sullivan
Eddie Ayub/Scott Crowell Scott Crowell/Vicki Cole

2:00PM Special Guests/Report
New Employee Introduction – Mark Williams

2:05PM Working Session
STC 11.2 – Liquor Ordinance Revisions First Read – Devon Tiam
2:15PM New Business
Indian Community Development Block Grant – ARP Extension Request – Linda Lopez
Resolution 2024-042 Contract w/ Puget Sound Restoration Fund – Elizabeth Unsell
Resolution 2024-049 Adoption of Lushootseed Alphabet – Cassy George/Kate Ahvakana
Resolution 2024-094 Opioid and Overdose Response Activities – Abby Purser/Brian B.
Resolution 2024-099 Home Energy Appliance Rebate Grant Application – Annie/Hannah
Resolution 2024-101 NOAA Coded Wire Tag Head Lab – Samantha Rae
Resolution 2024-102 Pope Resources; OPG Properties LLC; & OPG Port Gambel LLC Consent Decree – Port Gamble Bay and Mill Site – Maryanne Mohan
Resolution 2024-103 Revisions to STC Chapter 1.1 – Enrollment – Maryanne Mohan
Resolution 2024-104 Intergovernmental Agreement w/ Kitsap County for Geomorphic Floodplain Assessment – Steve Todd
Resolution 2024-105 Purchase Agreement w/ Future Home Solutions – Scott C./Chuck D.
Resolution 2024-106 Tribal Land Conservation Permitting Policies and Procedures – Casey Schmidt
Resolution 2024-107 Office on Violence Against Women Grant Application – Alexis A.

3:15PM Consent Agenda
2024 Cockle Studies Sea Grant Acceptance
Phone Vote – Resolution 2024-098 Agreement with Moss Adams – 2023 Audit Services
Out of Cycle Appendix X Request – Rebecca Purser (NCAI Media & Communications Fellowship)
Resolution 2024-100 Fulfilment Deed and Certificate of Residential Land Assignment Petrina Joe-Lanham

3:20PM Comments from the floor

3:30PM Approval of Meeting Minutes
January 22, 2024

3:35PM Council Comments
Political Contributions

3:55PM Adjourn

Suquamish Tribe Graduate Honoring set for June 25

Please join us for an evening of celebration on June 25 as we honor our 2023-24 graduates!

Hosted by the Suquamish Tribe Education Department, the evening starts at 5pm at the House of Awakened Culture.

This event is open to Suquamish Tribal Members, Descendants, and their families.

To be placed on the graduate honoring list, 2023-24 grads will need to:

  • Fill out this short questionnaire by June 1.
  • Submit required documents by June 17.
  • High School grads please contact Trish Chargualaf at (360) 394-8645 or
  • Higher Education grads please contact Kali Chargualaf at (360) 394-1328 or

We look forward to seeing everyone there!




Emergency Financial Preparedness

RSVP for May 14, 15 All-Staff Tribal Government meeting

*** How can we strengthen our collaboration and community in Tribal Government? *** What solutions and topics do you want to talk about? ***

Last year we had an all-staff training on trauma-informed services. This year's all-staff meeting will let YOU set the agenda. Please plan to attend.

How to Prepare for a Tsunami

Tribe Bids Farewell to Mike Lasnier

Retiring Suquamish Police Chief Mike Lasnier made his final radio call on March  21, signing off as Chief of Police for the last time surrounded by Suquamish Police officers and staff, tribal members, and law enforcement leaders from throughout the area.

After some 35 years in Law Enforcement, much of that in Indian Country – including 20 years as Suquamish Chief of Police – Lasnier announced earlier this month that it was time to focus more on family. Lasnier was wrapped in a blanket by Tribal Elder Barbara Lawrence who also gifted him with a traditional necklace.

“It has been my great honor to serve you these past 20 years as your Chief of Police,” said Lasnier in his farewell statement to the Suquamish Community. While is leaving was bittersweet, he said he was confident he was leaving the Suquamish PD in a better place than when he arrived.

“I am also confident that the men and women who remain here are ready to take the department to the next level. I am excited to see what the next steps will be for the Tribe and the Suquamish Police Department.”

Lasnier was also honored by Tribal Council at a retirement celebration March 22 with government staff. Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman, who honored Lasnier with a blanket wrapping, thanked him for his many years of service to the tribe.

Executive Director Catherine Edwards and Human Services Director Jamie Gooby, as well as many staff and fellow SPD officers, also offered words of praise and thanks to Lasnier.


Family Communication Card

Hop into spring at the Leota Anthony Museum Store this Easter! On March 31st from 9am-4pm

On March 31st from 9am-4pm, pick an egg at checkout for a mystery discount on your purchase. Plus, kids 17 & under can dive into our coloring station and get a special egg surprise! One per child, making this Easter eggstra special. Don’t miss out!

Sat, 10:30am-2:30pm, Small Cedar Basket Class with Lisa Jackson

March 23 , 2024

Learn the art of cedar basket weaving with Lisa Jackson. Create your own small cedar basket and cherish this traditional skill.