Commemorating the Inauguration of Mr. Harvey Godwin Jr. as Chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Councilby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2016-01-07
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the inauguration
of Mr. Harvey Godwin Jr. as Chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Council,
which is being held at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke's
Givens Performing Arts Center on January 7, 2016.
After his inauguration as Chairman of the Tribal Council, Chairman Godwin has the honor of leading the Lumbee Tribe, which is headquartered in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River with over 55,000 members, and is the ninth largest tribe in the United States.
Prior to his election as Chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Council, Chairman Godwin has been an active member of the Moss Neck community as a business leader and public servant. Chairman Godwin started his own business in the community, Two Hawk Employment Services, and currently serves on the Robeson Community College Foundation Board of Directors and the Lumber River Workforce Development Board. He also has previously served as the President of the Lumberton Rotary Club and was a past member of the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.
This is an exciting moment for Chairman Godwin and the entire Lumbee Tribe as they celebrate the beginning of a new era in the Tribe's already proud history. Since coming to Congress in 2013, I have taken great pride in representing the Lumbee Tribe and I look forward to continuing this close relationship under Chairman Godwin.
Mr. Speaker, please join me today in congratulating Mr. Godwin on his election as Chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Council and wishing him well as he begins this new role.