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Paul Ward

Employee since: 2020-07-28

Tribal Affiliation: Yakama

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Office of the Executive Director Department
Portland Main Office


Paul Ward (Yakama) joins CRITFC after spending 22 years working for Yakama Nation Fisheries. Paul attended the University of Washington earning a BA in History, a JD from UW Law School and an Executive Masters of Public Administration from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Paul is enrolled Yakama and also a Cherokee descendent. Having grown up on the Yakama Reservation from a young age he is an active hunter for the families and churches of the reservation. Paul has three adult children and his grandson Luke.

Currently Paul participates on two boards, the National Forest Foundation PNW Advisory Board and the Ruckelshaus Center Advisory Board.


  • BA in History, University of Washington
  • JD, University of Washington Law School
  • Executive Masters of Public Administration, University of Washington Evans School fo Public Policy and Governance

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