Council Member Lorelei Cloud is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and proudly serves the Tribal Membership on the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council. Born and raised on the Southern Ute Reservation, Cloud was first elected to Tribal Council in December 2015. During her first term on Tribal Council, she welcomed the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. After being re-elected in December 2018, Cloud continued her service to the Tribal Membership as a member of Council and Treasurer. On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Ms. Cloud was once again sworn into office, serving her third term on Tribal Council. She currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe after being appointed in December 2022. She also serves on the Water and Tribes Initiative and is Co-Chairman of the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Network. Council Member Cloud is a true advocate for the Ute language, traditions, and culture; actively participating in cultural events and traditional gatherings. She is very passionate about helping the Southern Ute youth, women, and elders. She has four children (three daughters and one son) and three grandchildren.