Say hello to the new Potlatch Fund Executive Committee!

L-R: Jordann Lankford (president), Mer Parker (vice president), Celina Phair (treasurer), Amber Schulz-Oliver (secretary), Brie Coyle Jones (compliance officer)

The Potlatch Fund Board of Directors gathered on Saturday, January 27th in Portland, OR, for the annual public meeting where they reorganized their leadership and set goals for the year.

The board established three committees for this year – the finance committee, grantmaking committee and the gala committee. The board voted on new executive committee members and welcomed Jordann Lankford (Gross Ventre/Little Shell) as the new president, Mer Parker (Makah) as vice president, Celina Phair (Lummi Nation) as treasurer, Amber Schulz-Oliver (Celilo/Yakama) as secretary and Brie Coyle Jones (Quileute Desc.) as compliance officer.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting – it was incredible to see community come together both in person and on zoom! Our board of directors looks forward to many goals this year including centering and grounding our grantmaking efforts, the completion of our strategic plan, supporting language initiatives and continuing to ensure programming reaches all of our service areas.

We look forward to what this year has to come and are so thankful you are on the journey with us!