As we spring forward this week with Daylight Savings Time (hopefully that lost hour of sleep wasn’t too painful), we have a new member on our team here at the Georgetown Tribal Council, me! My name is Meredith Witte, and I have recently joined GTC’s office as the new Environmental Coordinator.

A little about me: I am passionate about environmental stewardship and taking a proactive stance towards ensuring a safe and environmentally healthy future in the community. I earned my B.S. and M.S. in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014 and 2016, respectively, with a focus in environmental studies and health and safety. I currently live in Eagle River with my husband, John, and our two dogs, Rocky and Apollo (Coincidentally, they are not named after the Rocky movie). We are avid outdoor enthusiasts and have enjoyed learning about all the available winter outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, skijoring, and ice skating. From everything we’ve heard, we know the rest of the year will be just as exciting!

The Witte Family
From left to right: Apollo, Meredith, John, and Rocky

I look forward to contributing to the Environmental Department with our planned work on protection of subsistence resources, traditional ecological knowledge, proposed and Superfund mine projects, and water quality and management initiatives. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at or at 907.274.2195.