Executive Council

From Left to Right: Council Member Brooks Boyd, Secretary Aiyana VanZile, Treasurer Immanuel “Manny” Johnson II, Chairman James Crawford, Vice Chairwoman Heather VanZile, and ​Council Member Destinee Alloway.

The Forest County Potawatomi Executive Council is a constitutionally created body that is composed of the elected officers of the tribe – Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and two council members. The duties of the Executive Council are stated in Article V, Section 1 of the FCP Constitution of 1982. The duties of the members of the Executive Council are enumerated in Article IX of the Constitution.

Its duties include the handling of any and all agreements with federal, state and local governments, or businesses and individuals.  They are to advise the Secretary of the Interior on all projects that benefit the FCP community.

The Council is also charged with managing the economy of the tribe, the administration of all funds, regardless of their source. They also are to develop ordinances and resolutions for the General Council and to develop policies, formulate plans and set objectives for the betterment of the tribe for consideration of the General Council.

Finally, the Executive Council is to encourage preservation of Potawatomi arts, crafts, traditions,  and culture.