Thank you letter from Brandon Jones

by Sep 9, 2013OPINIONS0 comments

It’s an honor to be the next Tribal Council representative for Snowbird and Cherokee County.  I am very pleased with the results of the election and would like to give all the glory to God.  Through him all things are possible. 

I look forward to working with Chief Hicks, Vice Chief Blythe, Adam Wachacha and all the other Tribal Council members in moving the Eastern Band of Cherokees forward into the future.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this humbling process.

I am excited about working on securing the future of the Tribe.  I see great things in the Tribe’s future, and I am blessed to be a part of the process.  I feel like something great is about to happen.

I want to thank Diamond Brown for this service to the Eastern Band.  I want to thank all of the enrolled members who came out to the polls in each precinct for making a difference and doing their part to be involved.  Sometimes, I think we underestimate the significance of our single vote in these elections, and sometimes I think we may feel as if our vote doesn’t always count and that’s a stigma that I want us to move away from in the future.

Every voice needs to be heard, and we all need to come together and work together in a positive way to move forward and make each generation better than the generation before.  Our ability to stick together as a Nation in the past, during adverse times, has always been the reason we have come out on top.  I want to bring our communities together and make us stronger as a people.  I look forward to serving on Tribal Council the next two years.



Brandon Jones