Consolidated Borough of Quil Ceda Village

Village Council

Melvin Sheldon Jr.

Melvin Sheldon Jr.
President

Mr. Sheldon serves as President of the Quil Ceda Village council and Chairman of the Services Committee for the Tulalip Tribes. Serving on the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors for over fifteen years, six of those as chairman, Chairman Sheldon was re-elected to the Tulalip Board in March 2015 after spending a year at Strategies 360, a public policy and communications firm in Seattle, as vice president of Native American Affairs. Along with his fellow Tulalip Board members he has helped to lead economic development efforts at Tulalip, including the construction of the Tulalip Resort Casino – one of the largest employers in Snohomish County – and the first ever federally chartered tribal city in the United States, Quil Ceda Village. Under he and the Board’s leadership, the Tulalip Tribes have initiated major transportation and infrastructure projects, built a strong police department and tribal court, completed important environmental restoration projects, and created strong partnerships with other community leaders and organizations. An active and engaged leader in Snohomish County, Chairman Sheldon has served in many capacities, including on the boards of Providence Hospital Foundation, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Citizens Committee for Marysville Schools, and the Boy and Girls Club of Snohomish County. He has also served as a vice president in the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, an association representing nearly 50 tribes. Previously, Chairman Sheldon worked as a commercial fisherman in Puget Sound and Bristol Bay, Alaska. After high school graduation, he immediately enlisted in the U.S Army serving a tour of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in political science.

Bonnie Juneau

Bonnie Juneau
Council Member

Councilwoman Juneau was appointed to the Tulalip Board of Directors in June of 2015 and was elected in for a three year term March of 2016 where she served as the Secretary of the Tulalip Tribes for a and on the business committee before serving on Services Committee. She serves Tulalip Board and Ex-Officio member of the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA board and as a Quil Ceda Village Council Member. With over a decade of experience working in tribal government and leadership, she brings her energy and professionalism to the Board of Directors. Councilwoman Juneau has spent her career working in law enforcement, general management, and natural and cultural resources. In her past she has served as a Police Advisory Board member, First Vice President of LEIRA (Law Enforcement Information & Records Association), Co-Facilitator for the CEDAR Taskforce (Community Engaged & Dedicated to Addiction Recovery), and has provided management, communication and performance coaching for employees.

Prior to working for Tulalip, Bonnie worked for many years in healthcare while attending college. After almost 4 years of pursuing her academic goals, she took, what she thought be a short break, to take a full time job in Tribe in Law Enforcement. It was there that she quickly moved up the career ladder and found herself working in leadership.

Bonnie and her husband share three children and have two grandchildren with another on the way. They both are passionate about children and their community. Bonnie has hit the ground running utilizing her commitment to her community and experience in leadership with Tribal Government divisions. Bonnie continues to advocate for Healthcare, Environmental programs, Green Energy Projects, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), Social Justice issues and growing opportunities for youth to succeed through mentorship.

Jared Parks

Jared Parks
Council Member

Councilman Parks has worked for the Tulalip Tribes for the past eighteen years, most recently, as a Fine Arts Multimedia Specialist in Youth Services working with tribal children. Education, youth, and community health are the focus in his new tenure on the board. Jared brings a new, fresh leadership perspective to the table. His focus is on improving support services and communication for tribal elders, as well as the children and youth, that will become our next Tulalip leaders. Economic diversification is a strong area he wants to address as a Board Member. He moves fast and is ready to take the Tulalip Tribes into the future with tribal members being his number one priority. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, their six children, and attending tribal events.