When the Brothertown first came together, it was decided that a form of "town government" would be used to guide the Tribe.  However, long-held customs strongly influenced this different approach to governance.  It never looked exactly like "town government," but evolved over many generations and a number of moves by the Tribe, and has continued to evolve.  The four officers and five members of the Council are now elected by the membership at large.

Tribal Chair

Jeremy Marx

Jeremy Marx

Tribal Vice-Chair

Bob Fowler

Bob Fowler

Tribal Secretary

Dave Hankwitz

Dave Hankwitz

Tribal Treasurer

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Council Member

Jessica Ryan (Skeesuck)

Jessica Ryan  (Skeesuck)

Council Member

Dawn Kraintz

Dawn Kraintz

Council Member

Skip Blanc

Council Member

Seth Elsen

Council Member

Craig Cottrell

 

In addition to their Council responsibilities, officers and members hold leadership and liaison roles in other areas, including cultural and historical preservation, economic development, enrollment, land management, operations, government outreach, and strategic planning.

Council Contact info:

Jeremy Marx  (Chairman) -  BrothertownChair@BrothertownIndians.org  (Travels from Minnesota)
Bob Fowler (Vice-Chairman) -  BrothertownViceChair@BrothertownIndians.org (Travels from Neenah, Wi)
Michelle Wood (Treasurer) -  BrothertownTreas@BrothertownIndians.org (Travels from Eden, WI)
David Hankwitz (Secretary) -sdkdhank@gmail.com  (Fond du Lac, WI)
Skip Blanc - wblanc@fs.fed.us (Travels from Michigan)
Jessica Ryan - JLRyan@BrothertownIndians.org (Travels from Minnesota)
Dawn Kraintz - DMKraintz@brothertownindians.org (Fond du Lac, Wi)
Seth Elsen - sethelsen@gmail.com (Travels from Washington State)
Craig Cottrell - salesnative@gmail.com (Travels from Green Bay, WI)
 
Peacemakers - Greg Wilson, Renee Gralewicz, Dennis Gramentz, Edd Welsh  & Jerome Welsh