By Jacque Jones
Vote Jacque Jones for Osage Nation Congress if you want a unique perspective that brings decades of tribal government experience, effective leadership and business experience. I continue to dedicate my career to our Osage Community and creating sustainable resources that improve the livelihood of all Osages.
My perspective comes from:
2004 to 2016 Osage Nation Executive Branch, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Gray Administration (2004-2007) and Director/Administrator of Osage Nation Constituent Services Office (2007-2016) for the Gray, RedEagle, BigHorse and Standingbear Administrations. Responsible for the establishment of the Osage Nation Constituent Services Office in 2007 required strategically planning, acquiring funding, developing, defining and roll out of the methodology and framework critical to the success of the office to date.
2017 to 2019 Vice President/Director of Operations Osage Nation Environmental Solutions accomplishments include: Establishment of the company under the Osage Nation Energy Services LLC Board of Directors and Osage Nation owned Limited Liability Company. Authored and implemented employee manual, accounting procedures, marketing plan, operations plan, business development plan, packaged and obtained Small Business Administration 8(a) and HUBZone certifications in less than 12 months. Complete development and oversight while fostering relationships that resulted in federal and tribal contracts.
2019 to Present Owner Whitehair Consulting LLC our mission is to assist clients to establish, build and increase revenue generation through Municipal, federal, and tribal contracting. Since 2019 we have worked to diversify economic development in tribal government and native entrepreneurship. All of our clients managed through the Covid pandemic and are profitable.
If elected it is my priority to continue to support Osage culture preservation, health services/benefits, education services/benefits, protection of land and Infrastructure. My main focus is a sustainable, diverse, transparent and accountable economic development arm of the Osage Nation; why because this is how we improve, increase and commit dollars to top of the line Osage culture preservation, health services/benefits, education services/benefits and an infrastructure that supports it. I believe “Economic development + Native owned businesses = ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY” stated by Bailey Walker, President American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
It is not only the responsibility of congress to appropriate but also to encourage and support revenue generation. I am committed and will continue to advocate for legislation and policy that supports a sustainable Osage Nation and Osage entrepreneurship. Revenue generation is a sustainable resource that needs focus, and I can help with that.
If you want VISION, RESULTS and an EFFECTIVE LEADER vote JONES.
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