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.
Marlin Fryberg is a well-respected Tribal leader/entrepreneur and Native American business owner with decades of experience that addresses the interrelated issues in and around Indian Country. He has served as President of the Quil Ceda Village Council, Chairman of Services and Business Committee of the Tulalip Tribes, Vice Chairman on the Tulalip Tribal Council, served on the Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club Board and as a delegate for the National Congress of American Indians and on the National Indian Gaming Association. Mr. Fryberg is actively involved in his Native culture and gives back to the community as a coach/mentor to community youth.
Councilman Parks was reelected to the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors in 2014, and is currently Treasurer of the Board as well as Chair of the Business Committee. He believes upholding the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliot is the single most important role as a tribal leader. Councilman Parks is committed to helping to provide opportunity and mentorship to youth, developing business opportunities for the Tulalip Tribes and tribal membership, and fighting to protect Treaty-reserved natural and cultural resources, including the health of the Puget Sound. Councilman Parks is a lifelong fisherman, businessman, and entrepreneur and lives with his wife and seven children in Tulalip.