Re: "Writer demands answers from tribal council" (Letters to the editor, 2/5/14)
Letters to the Editor
This is very short reply to the recent letter to the editor authorized by Mr. Truman Covington.
First of all, the information referenced in your fourth paragraph is entirely inaccurate. Colville Tribal Federal Corporation – CTFC has completed Fiscal Year 2013 with the following benchmarks:
• Completed FY 2013 highly profitable for the third consecutive year. CTFC operates from October 1st through September 30 each fiscal year.
• CTFC was selected as “Minority Enterprise of the Year” by the Washington State Minority Business Council for the operating year 2013. CTFC had to provide operating and financial data to support that selection process.
• CTFC, through a leasehold interest with Omak Wood Products LLC, and the new Noisy Waters Fuel Convenience Store have created over 170 new employment positions within the past eight months.
With your interest in the tribal corporation, CTFC, I would suggest that you contact them directly at: Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, CTFC, P.O. Box 5, Coulee Dam, WA 99116, 509.634.3200.
Subject to your request and tribal identification, you will be provided accurate and independent audited statements for each fiscal year of request, and that should provide the CTFC operation detail that will satisfy your questions on this tribal corporation that is owned in common by the Colville Tribe.
In regards to“my” being selected to the CTFC Board of Directors, that is only subject to the authority of the Colville Business Council. If, in the near future, you or other concerned tribal members should take the opportunity to apply for the many varied boards of limited authority, I would suggest that you do so, and then you will have the ability to provide representation that you feel is not sufficient with existing selection.
Kenneth “Butch” Stanger