Council Reappoints IBC Board Members
On Friday, February 13, 2015, the Isleta Tribal Council reappointed Michael Paquin and Jessica Jaramillo to the Board of Directors for the Isleta Business Corporation (IBC).
The following persons submitted letters requesting consideration to be appointed to the Board of the IBC:
Juan Rey Ashke Abeita;
ReGina Joyce Zuni;
Michael Paquin; &
Vice-President Michael Allen Lente made a motion to appoint Michael Paquin to the Board of the IBC. Verna Teller seconded the motion. The motion carried 6 in favor, 1 opposed and 0 abstaining.
Voting in favor: Frank Lujan, Michael Allen Lente, Barbara Sanchez, Ulysses Abeita, Verna Teller, and Fernando Abeita.
Voting against: Betty Lente.
Council Member Fernando Abeita made a motion to appoint Jessica Jaramillo to the Board of the IBC. Michael Allen Lente seconded the motion. The motion carried 4 in favor, 0 opposed and 3 abstaining.
Voting in favor of the motion: Frank Lujan, Michael Allen Lente, Fernando Abeita, and Betty Lente.
Abstaining: Barbara Sanchez, Ulysses Abeita, and Verna Teller.
After the votes were taken, Secretary Sanchez stated that she did not think that the process was fair because the Council did not discuss any of the other candidates. She suggested that the Council Members rescind their motions. Vice-President Lente refused. There was no further discussion.