The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is made up of a Business Council. The business council has a representatives from each of the districts (Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, Omak).

Michael Marchand

Omak District Representative

 Photo by Benjamin Drummond

Photo by Benjamin Drummond

Michael Marchand PhD. – Chairman of the Colville Business Council for Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has served on the Colville Business Council for 17 years. Dr. Michael Marchand is experienced in reservation planning: developing land and resource codes and management systems; planning and managing tribal business projects; and community development projects. Dr. Marchand graduated with his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Eastern Washington University (EWU) and his bachelor of arts in Economics and Urban and Regional Planning, also from EWU. He received a PhD in Forestry from the University of Washington under a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship for bioenergy. There his focus was on the role of energy in the Northwest Native American culture in traditional tribal societies, energy potentials of Northwest tribal forests, development of energy frameworks for northwest tribes.  Michael has also directed the NW Tribal Local Technical Assistance Program at EWU as its first Director. Dr. Marchand has represented on the Colville Tribal Enterprises Corporation Board of Directors. He has also experience as the Economic Development Co-President and Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians (ATNI) Economic Development Chair.  He has one publication “Tribal Implementation of GIS: A Case Study of Planning Applications”, American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Michael has his PhD in Forestry and Energy. His Masters in Planning, Bachelors in Economics.

He is married with two kids and one grandchild.

Work (509) 634-2217
Cell (509) 634-1259