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Chief Phyliss J. Anderson

Phyliss J. Anderson, a native of the Red Water community, serves her people as Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Chief Anderson was officially sworn in as the first woman chief in Choctaw History during an inauguration ceremony on October 4, 2011. Chief Anderson, fluent in the Choctaw language, has more than 26 years of experience with tribal government management including eight years as tribal council representative and four years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Tribe. She is committed to building tribal financial stability; operating an accountable, responsible and transparent government; and building the quality of life on the reservation. Chief Anderson is married to Ricky Anderson, Sr. and is the mother to three, stepmother to four and grandmother to four.

Next 100 Day Plan

  1. Provide pay raises for Tribal School employees
  2. Provide a cost-of-living increase for Tribal Government employees
  3. Launch a $10 million budget plan for housing on the reservation
  4. Assign a MBCI Health Representative in Bogue Homa and Henning
  5. Provide new technology resources to the Choctaw Police Department
  6. Increase employee life insurance benefits from $50,000 to $75,000
  7. Provide pay raises to Resort associates making less than $40,000 a year
  8. Raise minimum wage for non-tipped Resort associates to $10 per hour
  9. Create 70 new jobs at Bok Homa Casino
  10. Launch table games at the Bok Homa Casino
  11. Launch a new Bingo Room at the Pearl River Resort
  12. Implement a new dealer training program at Bok Homa Event Center