Charlotte “McGhee” Meckel was elected as Tribal Council Secretary in August, 2016. This is Mrs. Meckel’s first term serving on the Tribal Council. Having been born and raised in the Poarch Community, her compassion concerns, vast knowledge and dedication are what drive her in the work she does for her Tribe. Having held a SECRET security clearance during her tenure with the Federal Government, Ms. Meckel understands the importance of confidentiality issues. By living outside the service area for many years Ms. Meckel feels she can approach a lot of issues with an open-mind and make decisions that affects the majority of the Tribal Members not a selected few.
Charlotte started her education career by attending Jefferson Davis Community College, she furthered her education by graduating from the Army Management Staff College in Washington, D.C., earning a degree in Business Administration. She has also taken the following, and has received College credits towards her Masters for each course of study: Program Management I & II for Executives in Kansas City, KS, Executive and Upper Level Management Programs from Army Logistic College at Ft. Lee, VA, and Managerial and Supply Management Courses from Logistics College, Ft. Lee, VA.
She is a 36 +years, retired Department of Defense employee, who during her time of service was the Director of a multi-million dollar Organization, US Army Printing and Publication Distribution Center, Europe (USAPDCE) for over 20 years. She supervised Military (Officers and Enlisted), US Civilian, and Foreign Nationals for 30 years. Mrs. Meckel served on various steering committees stateside and abroad for over 20 years, and was the Family Readiness Group President for three years. She also serviced on the following Tribal Boards and Committees for the Poarch Creek Indians: Ethics Board (2006-2012) as Secretary, Housing Board (2012-2015) as Secretary, Tribal Regulatory Commission (Aug 2015 to Aug 2016) as Secretary, Tribal Grievance Board (Nov 2015 to Aug 2016) as Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Meckel feels it is such an honor and privileged to serve her people by utilizing her education, vast work experience, knowledge of governmental functions, and strives to further diversify the Tribe’s economic opportunities.
She is proud to be a Tribal Member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the proud daughter of Ernestine and the late DC Daughtry and Julius “Jack” McGhee. Mrs. Meckel and her husband Martin have two children; Ron Salter and Allison Salter-Rodriguez; eight grandchildren: Kyle, Kaylee, Brenton, David, Caleb, Ariel, Harmony, and the late Andrew Salter.