Tribal Council reappoints Chris Carter as CNB board member

January 15, 2019

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors confirmed the reappointment of Cherokee Nation Businessesboard member Chris Carter Monday night during their monthly meeting.

Carter, of Vinita, has served as a board member for Cherokee Nation Businesses since 2015. He previously served on the Cherokee Nation Tax Commission, and currently owns and operates the Shout and Sack Convenience Center in Vinita.

“Chris’ many years as a businessman along with his work ethic and dedication to his community, and all of the Cherokee Nation, make him an invaluable asset to the CNB board,” said Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Victoria Vazquez, who sponsored the nomination. “He has served well, and I believe he will continue to do so in the coming years.”

Carter served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-73 and earned an associate degree in business from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 1975.

His term on the CNB board will continue through December of 2021.

The Tribal Council also:

• Confirmed Dr. Roger Montgomery as a board member of Cherokee Health Partners.

• Approved a donation of surplus equipment to the Tri-Community (W.E.B.) Association in Cherokee County.

The next meeting of the Tribal Council is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.