Annette M. Bryan was first elected to Tribal Council in 2016. Her previous work includes 10 years as a Tribal Coordinator at the Environmental Protection Agency and 10 years as the Executive Director of the Puyallup Nation Housing Authority.
Previous positions at the Tribe include working for the Historic Preservation Office, the Environmental Department, and the Chief Leschi ECEAP Program. Annette has served on the Election Committee and the Planning Commission for the Tribe. She has also served on the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Housing Sub-Committee, the HUD Formula Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, the Northwest Indian Housing Association, and as the Alternate on the National American Indian Housing Council.
Currently, Annette serves on the Chief Leschi Career & Technical Education Science & Engineering Natural Resources Advisory Board, the United Way of Pierce County Board, the South Sound Housing Affordability Partners Board, the Urban Waters Advisory Board, and the University of Washington Tacoma Education Advisory Board. She is a delegate to the Tideflats Subarea Plan Steering Committee, a member of the Tacoma Dome Link Extension Leaders Group, and has been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as an alternate member to the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. She also was appointed as an alternate to the Governor’s Environmental Justice Council.
Annette is deeply committed to Puyallup tribal culture and traditions. She is a powwow dancer, Puyallup tribal dancer and singer, weaver and gatherer, and she speaks some of the language. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, auntie, niece, and cousin who is very proud of her Cross and Reed family roots. Annette loves her community and meeting people at events.
She has dedicated her career to advocacy of Native American issues and tribal sovereignty. Annette has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington Tacoma and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University. Annette is honored and humbled to serve on Tribal Council and to build on the foundation of those who’ve come before her and to protect the Tribe’s resources for future generations.
To contact Councilmember Bryan, feel free to call or text her at (253) 389-4667 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.