2021/2022 Tribal Council Members


President Jordan D. Joaquin

Vice President Virgil S. Smith

 Council Members:

Ina M. Hall
Faron M. Owl

Darnella Melancon

Charles R. Escalanti
Jonathan E. Koteen

2021/2022 Quechan Tribal Council

The Quechan Indian Tribe had their Tribal election on Monday, December 7, 2020 for five open council seats. The newly elected Council Members are

  • Charles R. Escalanti
  • Ina M. Hall
  • Faron M. Owl
  • Claudette C. White
  • Darnella Melancon

The tribe's top two Executive officers President Jordan D. Joaquin and Vice-President Virgil S. Smith serve four-year terms (2018 - 2022).  The five council seats are up for election every two years.

There are three new elected Council Members, Faron M. Owl, Claudette C. White, and Darnella Melancon with two returning incumbents Charles R. Escalanti and Ina M. Hall. 

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Tribal Council filled the vacant seat left upon the passing of Council member Claudette C. White.  Mr. Jonathan E. Koteen was sworn in as the new Council member per the Constitution Bylaws and Election Ordinance Article VI Vacancies Section 5.  Council member Koteen served on the Tribal Council from 2019 to 2020.


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