Institute of American Indian Arts
Smoker Marchand is the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation Community Planner. Marchand grew up in the Colville Eastside Reservation in Omak, Washington, and went to elementary school at St. Mary's Mission. Smoker attended The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Marchand oversees community development projects for the CCT Planning Department, with particular emphasis on project management, parks planning, economic development planning, and tourism planning.
Senior Economic Development Planner
Ernest Rasmussen is the Colville Tribes Economic Development Planner. In this capacity, Rasmussen oversees the tribe's Economic Development Administration (EDA), Community Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) grant, and works with other tribal programs, the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC), as well as the general public, on economic development opportunities.
BA Urban & Regional Planning and American Indian Studies. Eastern Washington University. 2016
Barney Ferguson is the Colville Tribes Economic Development Specialist. Ferguson started work in May of 2016. Initially, Ferguson was brought on as a Grant Development Assistant in the Planning Department, but has transitioned into a Planning related role in the field of Economic Development.
Ferguson has worked in other various departments for the Colville Tribes during his off time from school including, Fish and Wildlife, Facility Maintenance, Information Technology, and CCT DOT. He was born and raised in Keller, Washington, and from there he went to high school in Wilbur. After graduating high school in 2011 he went onto College at Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2016. He is now married to his wife, Nicole Ferguson where they live in Grand Coulee Dam.