72nd Annual Citizen of the Year Celebration honoring Chief Lynn Malerba
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Please join us for a celebratory dinner as we honor Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, as our 72nd Annual Citizen of the Year. This award is presented annually by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut to an extraordinary individual(s) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the civic and business community in our region.
Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba is the 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe and first Native American to serve as Treasurer of the United States. She became the 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe on August 15, 2010 and is the first female Chief in the Tribe's modern history. The position is a lifetime appointment made by the Tribe's Council of Elders. Prior to becoming Chief, she served as Chairwoman of the Tribal Council, and served in Tribal Government as Executive Director of Health and Human Services. Preceding her work for the Mohegan Tribe, Malerba had a career as a registered nurse, ultimately as the Director of Cardiology and Pulmonary Services at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. She was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in science from Eastern Connecticut State University and an honorary doctoral degree in humane letters from the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. Malerba earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Yale University and was named a Jonas Scholar, a master's degree in public administration from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Joseph.
Chief Lynn Malerba was sworn in as Treasurer of the United States on September 12, 2022. As Treasurer, Chief Malerba will also oversee the newly established Office of Tribal and Native Affairs that will house staff directly dedicated to communication with Tribal nations and the hub for Tribal policy.
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