Snowbird/Cherokee County Council MembersDiamond Brown is the Council Member for the Snowbird/Cherokee County communities. He is originally from the Snowbird community. This area is known for the highest percentage of fullbloods, and fluent Cherokee Speakers. Diamond has been married to his wife Sandy for 30 years, and they have three daughters. Diamond has taught over twenty years in the school systems throughout the U.S. Teaching the native Culture, and history specializing in primitive skills, period clothing, environmental, traditions and stories of the Cherokee People. He was the owner of two successful businesses in Atlanta Georgia. In the year 2000 a 6 foot bronze sculpture was erected of Diamond and stands in front of the courthouse in Dalonega Georgia where gold was discovered in 1828. In 2008 a 10’ foot bronze sculpture was erected of him and stands in front of an environmental park. Diamond also sat on the Governors Board in the state of Georgia for Native Rights. Today Diamond in addition to being a Council Member actively sits on the Community Services Board, Health Board, HIP Committee, Planning Board, Enrollment and is the Chairman for Lands Committee. He is Vice-Chairman of the Snowbird Community Club, and the Vice-Chair of the Snowbird Community Watch Program. He is on the board for the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, OICA , Corridor K, Stecoah Valley Center and the Health Board in Graham County. Committees – Community Services, Health Board, HIP, Enrollment, Planning, Lands Committee.
Adam Wachacha represents the Snowbird/Cherokee County Communities. He is serving his second term as a Council Representative. He is the son of Abe Wachacha and Renee Gonzales. He is a 1995 graduate of Robbinsville High School, and played on the 1992 State Championship Football Team. After graduation, he married his high-school sweetheart Heather. Together they have four children: Zane, Sierra, Xander, and Xamuel. He joined the military in 1997, and went to basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Adam got out of the military in 2001 while serving in the Second Infantry Division in South Korea. Upon return, he got a job at Snowbird Recreation Dept. through the Tribe. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, he felt the need to sign back up with the military in a Reserve Unit out of Asheville. Adam’s unit mobilized in 2006 where he served as a Drill Sergeant at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He served for 3 years during Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. Adam earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Montreat College. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his kids play ball, and enjoys coaching and being involved with youth sports. Committees – Parks & Rec, Roads Commission, Timber & Natural Resources, Social Services, Lands Committee alternate, Lands Acquisition. Official Council USET Veterans Representative.