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Adam Red

Councilman Christopher Adam Red is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and proudly serves the tribal membership on the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council. Councilman Red was elected in December 2016.

Prior to his election, Councilman Red worked for the Tribe in various capacities with the Southern Ute Permanent Fund and the Southern Ute Growth Fund. While at the Tribe’s Permanent Fund, Councilman Red was employed with the Southern Ute Division of Wildlife, as well as the Southern Ute Tribal Rangers. At his most recent position as a GIS Specialist with the Southern Ute Department of Energy (DOE) for the Southern Ute Growth Fund, he created, displayed, and maintained GIS data. Councilman Red collaborated with numerous state and federal agencies regarding Oil and Gas activities on the Southern Ute Reservation and gained valuable experience in business and leadership during his career.

Upon his graduation from Ignacio High School, Councilman Red attended the University of Northern Colorado where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Minor in Multicultural Anthropology. He currently serves on the following boards and committees: Royalty Policy Committee, Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG), Intertribal Buffalo Council, Environmental Policy Committee, Tribal Policy Committee, Tribal Security Committee, Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Program Committee, Title VI Committee, Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy Parent Advisory Group, and Growth Fund Management Committee.

Councilman Red enjoys spending as much time as he can with his two daughters, Sierra, 12 and McKayla, 6.