Paulette Jordan is a native Idahoan; graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory in 1998 with honors; graduate of University of Washington in 2003 with degrees in communications, comparative literature, and American Indian studies, along with a certificate in strategic negotiations and conflict resolution from the Washington Center; citizen of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe; local, regional and national leader for years; elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council for three years; founding member of local Auxiliary of Post 5 in Plummer, Idaho, serving veterans; Benewah County Democratic state committeewoman; regional board member of the Northwest Disability Action Center; at-large trustee for the Idaho Heritage Trust; served as the Idaho state at-large delegate for the Democratic National Convention for two consecutive presidential elections; served as a national committeewoman for the Idaho Young Democrats; serving her third elected term as a Northwest Region board member and Finance Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association; Co-Chair of the Gaming Committee for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians; national speaker and mentor to young people nationwide; National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Business Leadership Award as one of the “Top 40 under 40”; continues to stay active with her public and private business interests; speaks nationally on economic and community leadership; resides with her family in Plummer, Idaho; enjoys raising her sons, horseback riding and appreciates the greater mountain area.
Paulette Jordan Full Biography and Profile
Paulette Jordan was born 7 December 1979 is a native and life-long resident of Idaho, as well as an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, who has been involved in local politics and community activism for years. She has served three years as the youngest elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council.
Ms. Jordan is a strong voice and advocate of key issues that matter most to the local community. She holds three degrees from the University of Washington, along with a Certificate of Study in Conflict Resolutions and Strategic Negotiations from The Washington Center in Washington D.C., and a Certificate in Energy Policy Planning from the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics Executive Program.
Education, jobs and the economy are major priorities for Jordan, who aims to strengthen education and prioritize resources for Idaho schools. Her focus is to also promote economic opportunities that strike an important balance between industry and appropriate protections for local property owners and our unique quality of life.
Ms. Jordan maintains activity with both state and county interests. Currently, Jordan serves on a variety of committees, boards and councils such as the Idaho Heritage Trust Council as an At-Large Trustee and a Regional Board member to the Northwest Disability Action Center striving to improve the lives of veterans, seniors and youth with disabilities.
She has also served as Precinct Chair and for many years served as the State Committeewoman for Benewah County up to her election into the Idaho Legislature. Ms. Jordan has twice been elected to represent Idaho as the Idaho State At-Large Delegate for the Democratic National Convention, and has been a National Committeewoman for the Idaho Young Democrats.
In addition, Jordan is currently serving as Secretary of the Executive Board of the National Indian Gaming Association, which represents 186 Tribal Nations throughout the U.S. The Association serves to advance community developments and promote tribal self-sufficiency through economic growth, as well as broaden tribal economic impacts made throughout each state, creating jobs, tax revenue to support state infrastructure and expanding education opportunities for every community. Jordan also serves as the Finance Chair overseeing executive operations on behalf of the national organization.
Ms. Jordan continues to stay active with her public and private business developments as a steadfast business strategist. Jordan is a longtime advocate for human rights and is active in her local community. She is engaged with local organizations for veterans, youth and education. She enjoys mentoring and tutoring young people. She is also called upon frequently as a national speaker on economic development and youth leadership.
Paulette resides in the countryside of northern Idaho enjoying personal time with family, playing sports, riding horseback and outings appreciating the great outdoors.
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