Chair Amber Caldera was elected in the highest turnout of enrolled Tribe members to date. She has served on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Council since 2020 and worked in the Tribe’s Department of Children and Family Services for 14 years.
As a Councilmember, Caldera worked on economic development for the Tribe and coordinated with the Tribal Education Advisory Board, the Law-and-Order Committee, and the Board of Directors for Noo-Kayet Investments.
She also has extensive experience working in planning related topics for the Tribe, working closely with local, state and federal governments on treaty rights, environmental concerns and land use.
We look forward to working closely with Chair Amber Caldera and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. The Tribe and the region lost a great leader when the late Chair Jeromy Sullivan passed. His strong leadership led to several important environmental preservation projects in Kitsap County, including more than 4,000 acres of forested wetlands. I am grateful the region has a new leader with such extensive experience in planning to advocate for the Port Gamble S’Klallam people.