Eight seats are open for the 5th Osage Minerals Council. The candidate registration period opens on March 1 and ends on March 15.
Minerals Council candidates must be an Osage shareholder and acquire 25 signatures from Osage shareholders to run. The signatures must then be approved by the Minerals Council election office for the candidate to be certified. The deadline for OMC candidates to turn in their 25 signatures is April 4.
The Minerals Council “Election Designee,” as named in federal law, is Billie Ponca and the “Assistant Election Designee” is Nikki Revard Lorenzo.
Election Day for Osage shareholders is on June 6 and coincides with the Nation’s General Election for Chief, Assistant Chief and six members of Congress.
Julie Malone, who is on the election board for the Minerals Council election, said staff is putting together packets today for those shareholders interested in running for the council.
The Minerals Council election office is located at 813 Grandview Ave., in the OMC chamber offices. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on the Minerals Council election, call (918) 287-0010.