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I am a proud mother to 10 beautifully unique children, ranging in age from 20, a college student, to an infant. All of my free time is spent shuttling kiddos to and from sporting events and extracurriculars or with my husband of 21 years. I have many passions in life outside of my family. One of those passions is educating myself on current issues impacting individuals with special needs especially those with Down syndrome. As a mother to a child with Ds, I feel it is my obligation and privilege to continue to educate and advocate starting with my own family and friends and bring that knowledge to the masses by promoting and fostering inclusion, tolerance and acceptance. I am halfway through my second term, having served 6 years. I have sat on various boards and committees since 2010. Starting with NPHA, Osni, PEDCO and the Tax Commission. I also have been on or am currently on the Enrollment committee, Educational Trust Board, PG&E and Law and Order Code.
REBECCA SULLIVAN, VICE CHAIRWOMAN
Hello Ponca members! My name is Rebecca (Becci) Sullivan, and I am honored to be your Vice Chairwoman. I am also the Chairwoman of the Tax Commission and the Advisor to our Youth Council. I have two master’s degrees; a MAM (management) and an MBA (business administration). I was first elected to Tribal Council in 2002 and have proudly served our members for over 14 years. I have also served our members as the President of Osni/PEDCO and the Health Planner. Currently, my focus is on the MMIR (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives) 5K, where we will have Jordan Daniel as our guest speaker, our First Annual Osni Ponca Nation Summit, our Youth Council attending the National Unity Conference, our Youth Council’s Commit to Fit program, and our Breakfast and Bingo: Honoring Our Elders events. Previously, I served as a member of the following committees: Education, ICWA, Culture, Powwow, and Enrollment; the following boards: NPHA, Osni, PEDCO, Election, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health, and Tribal Court Advisory; and the Nebraska Indian Commission. At the national level, I have served as the Tribal Liaison for FEMA and on the National Commission of American Indians.
I live in Bennington, NE with my children, Angel, and Shiloh. My mother is Patricia Eichberger, Director of Education; my sister is Candy Schott, Health Chief Administration Officer; and my late grandmother, Donnabelle Wendzillo, served on Tribal Council for many years. I am excited for our Tribe’s future and look forward to continuing to serve my people.
District 2 Areas
District 2 is comprised of the following counties in Nebraska and Iowa as well as the states indicated below:
Burt, Cass, Douglas, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Sarpy, and Washington
Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Shelby, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, and Wayne
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas.