Welcome to the online office of Pokagon Band Salary Commissioner, Jason Gatties. Via my online office, you can read the latest info regarding the Pokagon Band Salary Commission and get in contact with me should you have any questions or concerns.

It was a humbling experience to have fellow citizens put their trust in me and I will work very hard to meet your expectations.




The Pokagon Band Salary Commission

I believe every Pokagon Band citizen has an understanding as to the duties of our elected Tribal Council. Where things get murky is, what are the duties of our elected Salary Commission?

The entire Salary Commission Code can be downloaded here. While I encourage you to take a few moments to get to know that document, in simple terms, the purpose of the Pokagon Band Salary Commission is to:

  • Create standards and procedures for establishing just compensation for Pokagon Band Officials based on the guiding principle that such compensation should accurately reflect the value of such positions in the marketplace.
  • Create an independent Salary Commission that is empowered to make recommendations on the compensation levels and guidelines to the Tribal Council regarding Pokagon Band Officials pursuant to the Constitution and this Code.



Pokagon Band Salary Commission Meeting – October 19th

The next Pokagon Band Salary Commission meeting will be taking place on October 19th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Pokagon Band’s Community Center, located inside of the Pokagon Edawat just off Dailey Road in Dowagiac. As always, citizens are encouraged to attend. Once I have access to the agenda, I …

Proud To Be Recognized By The Libertarian Party (US) & Libertarian Party of Michigan

This week, I’ve been recognized by the Libertarian Party (US) & the Libertarian Party of Michigan as a member who is also an elected official.  There are currently 270 Libertarian elected officials throughout the United States, including 5 in Michigan. I also have the distinction of being the only Libertarian Party member nationwide who is …


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