Members of the Chumash Business Committee are elected to their office for two years to serve in non-paid positions. They spend upwards of 40 hours per week serving on behalf of the tribe. Each member brings a varied skills set combined with a tremendous amount of passion for serving as an elected tribal government official.

Our tribe’s Business Committee is responsible for establishing policies and overseeing the legal and business affairs of the tribe, while providing for the economic well being of its members. The Business Committee must obtain approval from the general Santa Ynez Chumash tribal population for issues regarding managing and directing tribal revenue.

Elections for the Business Committee and Tribal Chairman are held every two years. All tribal members over the age of 21 are designated as voting members of the general population and encouraged to vote in the elections. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians consists of 154 enrolled tribal members.

The current tribal leaders are: