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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 – 09:15 A.M.
Ms. Pearl Casias exits retirement to return to Southern Ute Tribal Council
Southern Ute Reservation – Ms. Pearl Casias was confirmed by the Southern Ute Election Board as the candidate with the highest amount of votes and the newest member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council. Retired Council Member and first female Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Casias was sworn into office this morning for her fourth term on Tribal Council.
“I am excited to continue to serve the tribal membership as well as looking forward to sharing my leadership experience and knowledge with the current Tribal Council,” affirmed Ms. Casias.
Council Member Casias has previously served on Council for 10 years. While on Council, she helped develop and implemented the Tribe’s Financial Plan, oversaw the creation of the Southern Ute Growth Fund and the in-house tribal attorney department. She also served as the Chief Tribal Judge for 12 years.
“I am looking forward to working with Ms. Casias. Her previous leadership will be invaluable,” stated Chairman Christine Sage.