Before being elected Mayor of the Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC) , Albert Smith honed his leadership skills as a successful commercial salmon fisherman and captain. The people of Metlakatla elected him several times to serve as a member of the Council, and he has fulfilled the roles of Acting Mayor, Chairman of the MIC Natural Resources Committee, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Metlakatla Power & Light. Thanks to his considerable experience in the realms of both fisheries and governance, Mr. Smith has become adept at navigating through troubled waters, marshalling resources, performing well under pressure, and bringing out the best in his crew.
As Mayor/City Manager, Mr. Smith is committed to upholding and strengthening the principles of sovereignty and self-sufficiency. He works collaboratively with the Council in order to achieve its strategic goals to revitalize Metlakatla's economy and provide more opportunity for MIC Members. Hisstraightforward, no-nonsense management style is especially well-suited to these uncertain times.
Most importantly Mayor Smith's heart is for the People. He works hard to meet the needs of today while doing all he can to ensure the next generation will inherit a modern and prosperous Community, rooted in Metlakatla's rich culture and traditional values.
"Get'er done! Wayi wah!" - Albert Smith
I am Darcy Booth, the granddaughter of Geraldine "Cherry" Booth of the Eagle Clan. I was born and raised in Metlakatla and I have the honor of serving as Executive Treasurer of the Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Islands Reserve, elected November 2021.
My husband, Chris, and I have six children. Our family is the driving force behind everything we do. Our kids inspired me to run for a seat on the Board of Education of the Annette Island School District, on which I have proudly served for the past six years.
My work experience is diverse and includes multiple leadership positions in our Community. For the past 16 years, Chris and I owned and operated our own successful, sustainable commercial fishing/diving business. The many lessons I learned in both the public and private sectors, as well as being a wife and mother, have made it clear to me what my mandate is as Executive Treasurer. Metlakatla must evolve, that means instituting tough but necessary reforms to our aged tribal financial department. In order to modernize and meet the needs of a new day, we must change the way we do business. I intend to open the lines of communication and I look forward to more community engagement. Working closely with the MIC Council, I am determined to put policies in place to effectively manage our natural and human resources, and empower our current and emerging leaders to capture every available opportunity to bring more and better services to our Community. I have always believed in transparency and accountability, most especially to our Members who deserve nothing less than the highest ethical standards. I believe this can be accomplished if we set aside our petty ego battles, humble ourselves, and serve the People, while living up to the virtues of compassion, equality, and fairness.
Despite the mountain of challenges before us, my fierce commitment to our Community makes me more determined than ever to work hard every single day to leave a better Metlakatla for our children, our grandchildren, and all the generations to follow.
The primary role as the Metlakatla Indian Community Secretary is to maintain Council minutes, records and Membership rolls. Tasks are also directed to the secretary’s office by the Council or the Mayor. The secretary also seeks funding for the 4th of July and August 7th celebrations. After spending over a decade with the Metlakatla Indian Community, Judith knows what truly runs a highly professional business.