Ms. Charlotte “McGhee” Meckel is currently serving her second term as Tribal Council Secretary. In her role as Tribal Council Secretary, Ms. Meckel serves as the Chair of the Records Committee and is part of the Executive Committee. Some of her duties entail conducting pollings of the Tribal Council, certifying resolutions, review Tribal Council meeting minutes, and assist with preparing Tribal Council workshop notes.
As a member of the Tribal Council, Ms. Meckel is currently appointed on the following Committees:
- Tribal Member Services
- Health & Elder Services
- Government Affairs and Rules Committee
Before been elected to Tribal Council in 2016, Ms. Meckel served 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.
As a member of the Tribal Council, she advocated for extending benefits for First Generation to the age of 26 in order to receive services at the Health Clinic. She is very passionate about giving assistance to surviving non-tribal member spouses and opening the roll to Tribal Members that can prove they meet the blood quantum and can be tied back to the three censuses listed in the Constitution.
Having held a SECRET security clearance during her 36+ years with the Federal Government, Ms. Meckel understands the importance of confidentiality. This enables her to carry out her duties as Tribal Council Secretary with aplomb. 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. 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.
Mrs. Meckel considers it is an honor and privilege to serve her people by utilizing her education, vast work experience, and knowledge of governmental functions. One of her goals is to assist in any way to further diversify the Tribe’s economic opportunities. Born and raised in the Poarch Community her dedication and compassion are for Tribal Members everywhere. By living outside the service area for most of her adult life, Ms. Meckel feels she can approach a lot of issues with an open mind and make decisions affecting the majority of the Tribal Members. As a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Ms. Meckel is humble to be elected to serve on the Tribal Council and to follow in her mother the late Ernestine McGhee Daughtry, and her brother Jack Allen McGhee footsteps.
She is the proud daughter of late Ernestine and DC Daughtry and Julius “Jack” McGhee. Mrs. Meckel and 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, who are also proud members of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.