During the 2023 Hun-Kah Session the Eighth Osage Nation Congress voted to confirm 12 individuals to serve on the Nation’s boards and commissions.
Each appointee received initial consideration at the Congressional committee level before the respective committees voted to declare the appointees qualified to serve. At the Congress level, the appointed candidates are subject to roll call confirmation votes once a Congressional motion is made to place the vote on an agenda and a motion is made and seconded for a vote.
The following individuals received confirmation votes to serve on the board/ commission they were appointed to.
Raymond Lasley (Grayhorse District) is confirmed to serve his first term on the Traditional Culture Advisors Board.
Retired tribal court Judge Marvin Stepson is confirmed to serve another term on the Veterans Memorial Commission.
Welana (Fields) Queton is confirmed to serve her first term on the Osage Foundation Board. Her confirmation passed with 11 “yes” votes and one abstention from Congresswoman Jodie Revard.
Monte Boulanger is confirmed to serve another term on the Osage Foundation Board.
Paul Bemore, Gary Burd and Mike Wellner are all confirmed to serve another term on the Utility Authority Board.
Debbie Cheshewalla and Carla Core Brown are both confirmed to serve another term on the Home Health Board.
Shannon Lockett and Terry Hazen are both confirmed to serve another term on the Wahzhazhe Elections Board.
Steven Blue is confirmed to serve his first term on the Nation’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Board.
The next regular Congressional gathering will be the Tzi-Sho Session starting Sept. 5 for a 24-day duration. During that time, the Congress will consider and take action on legislative bills/ resolutions, the 2024 fiscal year government budgets and other board and commission appointees subject for Congressional confirmation.