Planning Staff


Jeff Benton, Transportation Director

Jeff oversees the transportation programs including road maintenance, road construction and Miskwaabekong Transit.  He also helps administer other construction related projects.

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Joe Defoe, Project Manager/Design Engineer

Joe provides building planning, development and project management to various programs. He is responsible for building design and provides assistance with all facets of the construction phase. Read More

Karen Popp, Manager of American Rescue Plan Funds

Karen oversees and manages the American Rescue Plan funds. She is responsible for managing budgets and grant funds and is involved with a variety of special projects and program activities. Read More

Melis Arik, Program Planner/Grant Writer

Melis works with the divisions and departments of the Tribe to provide planning, development, and grant writing assistance. Read More

Morgan Gerk, American Rescue Plan Planner & Grant Writer

Morgan works with all Red Cliff Tribal Government Divisions, providing planning, development, and fundraising (primarily via grant writing) assistance to various programs and initiatives seeking or receiving American Rescue Plan funds. Read More

Nicole Boyd, Planning Administrator

Nicole oversees day to day activities of the Planning Department. She coordinates strategic planning efforts for the Tribe, and works on repatriation of tribal lands, assists with Tribal Council objectives, and oversees land use development. Read More

Olivia Stroinski, Zoning & GIS Manager

Olivia is responsible for the Tribe’s GIS resources and assists in data creation, collection, and analysis. She also assists in the PAC review process by supporting the Zoning Administrator’s duties. Read More