PNBALRSB Accepts $6 Million from the Pokagons
May 12, 2009 — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians presented a check to the Pokagon-New Buffalo Area Local Revenue Sharing Board (PNBALRSB) for $6,188,408.13. Per the Compact between the State of Michigan and the Tribe, this payment is 2% of the electronic gambling profits of the Four Winds. In the coming months these funds are to be distributed among area local units of government and educational agencies.
Pictured below are PNBALRSB Chair and New Buffalo Township Board Member Pete Rahm, Pokagon Tribal Chair John Miller, Tribal Board members Maria Manly, Judy Winchester, Ervin "Butch" Starrett, Gerald Wesaw, and NBALRSB member Matt Wesaw, with other PNBALRSB members in the back row, Chikaming Township Supervisor Jeanne Dudeck, City of New Buffalo Mayor Pro Tem Rusty Geisler, and Berrien County Commissioner Andy Vavra.