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Audrey Hudson - Metlakatla Mayor

Audrey Hudson

MAYOR OF METLAKATLA

Mayor Audrey Hudson has a rich and diverse indigenous heritage. Her lineage includes Inupiaq from White Mountain, Navajo-Cherokee from Oklahoma, and Tsimshian from Metlakatla in southeast Alaska. She was raised in the Tsimshian culture, belonging to the Gisbutwada Killer Whale Clan.

Like many Alaska Native women, Audrey wears many hats. She is a loving wife of 18 years, a mother of two, and she has most recently taken on a new role as a proud grandmother when her family was blessed with their first grandchild, Kaspen Everett Brendible in May 2016.

In November of 2013, Audrey won an historic victory to become the first female elected mayor of the Metlakatla Indian Community, and in 2015, Audrey was re-elected for a second term. She serves as the Executive Administrator, the City Manager, Police Commissioner, and Tribal Chair. Audrey’s clan and community gave her the Tsimshian name, Galksiyaa da Mangyepsa Tgwa, which means “Walks Through the High Glass,”in recognition of her remarkable achievement of “breaking the glass ceiling.”

Tina Marsden

TREASURER OF METLAKATLA

Tina Marsden, Treasurer for the Metlakatla Indian Community, is experienced in accounting, administration, and customer service.Elected Treasurer in November 2015 for a two-year term, Tina oversees the Floater, Cashier, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Payroll, and Travel. All financial expenditures and reimbursements are subject to her prior approval. Responsible for all bank accounts and investments, she keeps a close eye on cash flow and enforces and abides by MIC Financial Policy, reporting monthly revenue and expenditures to the Council, and working with staff to collect revenues and unpaid debt.

Judith Eaton

SECRETARY OF METLAKATLA

The primary role as the Metlakatla Indian Community Secretary is to maintain Council minutes, records and Membership rolls. Tasks are also directed to the secretary’s office by the Council or the Mayor. The secretary also seeks funding for the 4th of July and August 7th celebrations. After spending over a decade with the Metlakatla Indian Community, Judith knows what truly runs a highly professional business.