Harold "Gus" Frank Retires As Potawatomi Chairman

Jan 10, 2018

Executive Committee. Harold "Gus" Frank lower left.
Credit Forest County Potawatomi Community

A new leader will be selected next month by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

Harold “Gus” Frank announced his retirement from the Forest County Potawatomi Community Executive Council after 20 years of elected service for the Tribe. He says he was grateful he was able to serve the tribe through elected office. The Tribe will conduct a special election for Chairman on February 10.

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is governed by a six-member Executive Council that includes the office of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and two at-large Council members. Vice Chairman Chad Frank will assume the duties and responsibilities of the office of Chairman until the February 10th election.

Before being elected to the Forest County Potawatomi Community Executive Council, Chad Frank served as Chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community Gaming Commission, the Tribe’s gaming regulatory body. The Forest County Potawatomi are the largest employer in Forest County. With revenues from various tribal enterprises, the Potawatomi have invested in the health, wellness, education, and the environment.

The Forest County Potawatomi run the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee and the Potawatomi Bingo Northern Lights Casino in Carter.