Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Tribal Government

Our Government

Tonya Greene, Executive Director
Keri Ellis, Executive Admin Assistant

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation, with its own constitution and government. The Lower Elwha Tribal Council, or Business Committee, which consists of five elected officials serving staggering three-year-terms, governs the Tribe.

The Business Committee has full and ultimate responsibility for management of all Tribal programs operating on an annual budget. The Community Council is comprised of the eligible voting Tribal members, who in act the laws for the governance of the land and the people under its jurisdiction.​

Our Council

Frances G. Charles, Tribal Chairwoman
Russell N. Hepfer, Vice-Chairman
Anthony Charles, Councilman
Steve Robideau, Councilman
Ed Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer


  • Elaine McFadden, Executive Assistant to Council