Apply for the Kah-nee-ta Resort Board of Directors, Deadline Oct. 27, 2016

The Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, would like to advertise the following:

KAH-NEE-TA HIGH DESERT RESORT & CASINO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(5 – board of directors, class I, II, III)

Section 1. General Powers. KNT, subject to any restriction contained in the Constitution and laws of the United States, the Constitution, referendums, and ordinances of the Tribe or in this Charter, shall do and perform every act and thing whatsoever which it shall deem necessary, expedient or advisable to carry out the purposes and objectives of KNT and the provisions of this Charter. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, KNT shall have the power and authority to issue indebtedness and pledge assets of the KNT to secure such indebtedness, and to negotiate and enter into agreements for repayment thereof. KNT shall exercise such further powers, not inconsistent with law, as may be necessary to conduct the business of KNT. In the event the Board of Directors is uncertain as to any power of KNT, it may seek the interpretation and guidance of the Council.

KNT shall be entitled to all of the privileges and immunities of the Tribe, including the sovereign immunity of the Tribe, to the same extent of the Tribe itself.

Except with respect to the assets of KNT, which may be pledged, leased, transferred, assigned or encumbered by KNT to secure its respective indebtedness and other obligations, no activity of KNT (including any indebtedness or other obligation incurred by KNT) shall encumber, implicate or in any way involve any asset of the Tribe, another entity of the Tribe, or any Member, unless the Tribe has in writing expressly assigned or leased such asset to KNT along with a delegation of power necessary to so encumber or implicate it by KNT action.

No valid legal contractual agreement of KNT shall be subject to any law of the Tribe enacted subsequent to the execution of such contract to the extent such subsequent law is (i) held by a court of competent jurisdiction to effect a material impairment of such contract and (ii) to have a primary purpose other than protecting health, safety or welfare within the jurisdiction of the Tribe.

Section 1. Board of Directors. The business and affairs of Kahneeta shall be managed and controlled by a Board of Directors.

Section 2. Number. The Board of Directors shall consist of five (5) directors. The number of directors of KNT may be increased or decreased from time to time by amendment to this Charter. No decrease in the number of directors shall have the effect of shortening the term of office of any incumbent director. The Board of Directors shall be composed of two (2) Tribal Members and two (2) non-Members of the Tribe and a fifth member who can be either a Tribal Member or a non-Member. Preference for appointment to the Board of Directors shall be given to individuals who are interested in the economic and social development of the Tribe and its membership and who possess expertise in accounting, hospitality, computers, resort development, or some other field which would benefit KNT.

Section 3. Qualifications. No person shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors while serving either as a member of the Tribal Council or as an employee of KNT or while serving as a member of the Board of Directors of WSCE or IHC.
Section 4. Classification and Term of Office. The Board of Directors shall be divided into three classes, designated Class I, Class II and Class III, as follows:

Class I shall consist of one (1) individual. The Class I director shall have initial term in office expiring on the December 31 2017, next following the Class I director’s appointment by the Council, or until his/her successor is appointed and takes office.

Class II shall consist of two (2) individuals. Class II directors shall have an initial term in office expiring on the December 31, 2018, or until their successors are appointed and take office.

Class III shall consist of two (2) individuals. The Class III directors shall have an initial term in office expiring on the December 31, 2019, or until their successors are appointed and take office.
Directors shall be eligible for reappointment.

Section 5. Appointment of Directors. Directors shall be appointed by resolution of the Council.

Section 9. Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors may be held without notice at such time and at such place as shall from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held not less often than quarterly for the purpose of reviewing the preceding three months’ operations, making plans for the ensuing three months’ operations, and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. The first regular meeting in each fiscal year shall also be the annual meeting of the Board of Directors. At the annual meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors shall review the preceding year’s operations, make plans for the ensuing year’s operations, elect officers and transact such other business as may come before the meeting. The regular meetings shall be held at the time and place specified by the Chair of the Board in the notice of the meeting. The Tribal Secretary-Treasurer or duly authorized representative may be in attendance at all meetings as the Tribe’s observer.

Section 12. Quorum. A majority of the directors in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of the Directors, provided that at least two directors present are Members

Letters of Interest and Resumes’ of applicants interested in serving on the Board of Director, submit to the following address by no later than October 27, 2016:

Secretary-Treasurer/CEO
P.O. Box 455
Warm Springs, OR 97761
Authorization letter will be mailed to all applicants for a criminal and credit background check to be completed returned to Secretary-Treasurer’s office. Information will be submitted confidentially to the Secretary-Treasurer.