Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee

Overview

Pursuant to Section 3 of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113-168, and in accordance with the provisions of the FACA, the TTAC was established on February 10, 2015. This seven member Tribal advisory committee advises the Secretary on significant matters related to the taxation of Indians, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provisions of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers. The membership has three appointees nominated by the Secretary, two appointed by the House Committee on Ways and Means and two nominated by the Senate Committee on Finance.

Upcoming meetings

December 3, 2019 Public Meeting

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will convene for a public meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the Cash Room of the Treasury Building located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220.  The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with differing abilities.  For more information or to register, please visit the registration site here.

Past Meetings

September 18, 2019

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee held its Public Meeting on September 18, 2019.

June 20, 2019 Public Meeting

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee held its Public Meeting on June 20, 2019.


Contact

Designated Federal Official
Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee
U.S. Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20220
TTAC@treasury.gov

 

Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Members

W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chair and CEO of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
(Secretary’s appointment)
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe (Washington State)

Lynn Malerba, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe
Lifetime Appointment
(Secretary’s appointment)
Mohegan Tribe (Connecticut)

Lacey Horn, CPA
 (Secretary’s appointment)
Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)

Eugene Magnuson
(Michigan Representative Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee appointment)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (Michigan)

Sharon Edenfield, Tribal Council Member for the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
(Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee appointment)
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (Oregon)

Patricia King, Treasurer of the Oneida Nation
(Texas Representative Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee appointment)
Oneida Tribe (Wisconsin)

Rebecca Benally
(Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee appointment)
Navajo Tribe (Utah)

Treasury Designated Federal Official
Krishna Vallabhaneni, Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy

 

Recent Activity

  • On February 8, 2018, Treasury announced the seventh and final tribal representative for the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC). TTAC committee members will advise the Treasury Secretary on the taxation of Indians, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers. Committee members include:
    • W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chair and CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
    • Rebecca Benally, Member of the Navajo Nation and San Juan County Commissioner
    • Sharon Edenfield, Tribal Council Member, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
    • Lacey Horn, Treasurer, Cherokee Nation
    • Patricia King, Treasurer, Oneida Nation
    • Lynn Malerba, Lifetime Chief, Mohegan Tribe
    • Eugene Magnuson, Treasurer, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
       
  • On November 2, 2016, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) appointed Patricia King of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin, as a member of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC).

 

  • On September 30, 2016, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) appointed Sharon Edenfield of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon of the as a member of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC).

 

  • On December 21, 2015, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-Michigan) appointed Eugene Magnuson, Treasurer for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, as a member of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC).

 

  • On December 21, 2015, Treasury announced the appointment of three representatives to serve on the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC). Committee members will advise the Secretary on matters related to the taxation of Indians, the raining of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers. The TTAC was established in keeping with Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014. Members:

    • W. Ron Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    • Lacey Horn, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation

    • Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe

 

  • Treasury is now soliciting nominations and applications, particularly from tribal leaders, for the three Committee members who will be appointed by the Treasury Secretary.The deadline is April 28, 2015. For additional information please see the Federal Register notice. The Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance Committee and House of Representative Ways and Means Committee will each appoint one member.