Vacancy opens on Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board

The Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board has one vacancy after Cherokee Cheshewalla resigned from the board.

Citing family reasons, Cheshewalla submitted her resignation on March 18 to board members Ryan RedCorn, Marjorie Williams, Patrick Luey and Chairwoman Paula Stabler. Cheshewalla was in her first two-year term serving on the village committee after she was elected during last fall’s village election.

“While I have enjoyed working with you all on the (Five-Man Board), I am regretfully going to have to resign due to many different family obligations that are requiring my time,” Cheshewalla said in her resignation letter. “I know that everyone will continue on with what is best for the Pawhuska Indian Village and I look forward to working with you all and the PIV as a whole in the future.”

Stabler informed residents of the resignation at the March 14 village meeting and said the board is seeking interested residents to serve the remainder of Cheshewalla’s term.

According to the 1963 Pawhuska village constitution, vacancies on the village board shall be filled by the board. Board members must be Osage, at least 18 years old and must live in the Pawhuska village for at least 30 days prior to the election.