Leelanau Ticker: David Arroyo, Grand Traverse Band’s New Chairman Shares His Vision

On August 14, the Suttons Bay resident was sworn in as the new chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB), following an election process that was delayed months due to COVID-19. Arroyo, who has served as a member of the seven-seat GTB Tribal Council since 2004, is taking on leadership of the tribe just as it enters its fifth decade as a federally recognized sovereign nation. The Leelanau Ticker caught up with Arroyo to learn about his first two months in office, his goals for the future, and more.

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