Tribal Administration

Swinomish has an extensive government infrastructure that assists and implements the goals, policies, programs, and laws approved by the Swinomish Senate. The Tribal Chairman works with the Swinomish General Managers to oversee departments, programs, boards, and commissions. Directors administer their departments or programs in conjunction with a committee, board, or commission that provides policy and guidance.

Interim General Managers: Jennifer LaPointe

Departments and their respective directors and committees
Finance: Nicole Lewis | Budget Committee
Office of Tribal Attorney: Steve LeCuyer | Legal Committee
Police Department: Earl Cowan | Law and Order Committee
Planning and Community Development: Zam DeShields | Planning Commission
Land Management: Elissa Kalla | Environmental and Lands Committee
Environmental Protection: Todd Mitchell | Environmental and Lands Committee
Social Services: Tracy James | Health, Education, and Social Services Committee
Public Works: Rick Hill | Buildings and Facilities Committee
Tribal Court: Judge Mark Pouley | Law and Order Committee
Human Resources: Alethia Edwards | Personnel Committee

Boards and Commissions
Housing: Lance Simons | Swinomish Housing Authority
Fisheries: Lorraine Loomis | Fish and Game Commission
Hunting: Steve Edwards | Fish and Game Commission
Gaming Regulation: Ron Williams | Gaming Commission
Gaming Enterprise: Leon John | Casino Enterprise Management Board
Utilities: Mike Poppe | Swinomish Utility Authority
Swinomish Enterprises: Leon John | Swinomish Development Authority

Tribal Administration


General Reception
(360) 466.3163