The Chickasaw Nation Legislative Department

Back (L to R): J. Lisa Impson, Scott Wood, David Woerz, Toby Perkins, Steve Woods, Derrick Priddy, Beth Alexander
Front (L to R): Linda Briggs, Nancy Elliott, Lisa Billy, Dr. Karen Goodnight, Shana Tate Hammond, Connie Barker


The Chickasaw Nation Legislative Finance Committee will hold a public hearing regarding the Consolidated Tribal Budget for 2021 on July 2, 2020 at the Chickasaw Legislature building, 801 North Mississippi, Ada, Oklahoma, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Copies of the proposed budget are available for review at the Legislative Office in Ada.

Any Chickasaw citizen may address the Finance Committee at the hearings; provided, the citizen may speak only if he has notified Committee Chair Nancy Elliott in writing of his desire to speak and provide an agenda within 5 days of the meeting.  A citizen may speak for up to 10 minutes.  Chickasaw citizens may also present written comments, recommendations, information or questions at those meetings, provided, those written comments are presented to the Committee Chair Nancy Elliott prior to the hearing’s commencement.

The meeting shall be held in accordance with Title 10, Seciton10-205 and following of the Chickasaw Nation Code.  The Chickasaw Nation Code can be located at

The Chickasaw Nation Legislature is composed of 13 members, elected from the Chickasaw Nation’s four legislative districts: Panola, Pickens, Pontotoc and Tishomingo.

Members of the Tribal Legislature are citizens and registered voters of the Chickasaw Nation at least 25 years of age who have lived within the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year and their respective district for at least six months prior to being elected to office.

Once elected, they must remain residents of their elected district during the tenure of their office, which is up for reelection every three years.

The Chickasaw Legislature is structured much like the U.S. Legislature with scheduled sessions, committees, the formation of procedures and regulations, the approval of budgets and the establishment of law.

Legislative Building

801 N. Mississippi
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

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Chickasaw Tribal Legislature

P.O. Box 2669
Ada, Oklahoma 74821
(580) 436-1460