White House Author
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Harold “Gus” Frank is Chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (”FCPC” or the “Tribe”). Under his leadership, the Potawatomi have taken a proactive approach to many important environmental issues and taken practical steps to help ensure that future generations have access to clean air, water and land. During his tenure, the Tribe successfully stopped the development of a harmful sulfide mine near their reservation and fought for the right to protect the air over its reservation. The Tribe has also implemented several significant energy efficiency projects and increased the use of renewable energy on the reservation, considerably reducing its overall energy use and carbon footprint under Chairman Frank’s leadership. Chairman Frank has been serving in tribal leadership for 16 years. Harold "Gus" Frank is being recognized as a Champion of Change for his work demonstrating that corporate environmental leadership makes sense, both for business and for American communities.