The Washoe Tribe is comprised of four officially recognized communities or colonies; the Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Stewart Community, and the Woodfords Community.

The Constitution and Bylaws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California stipulates that each Community Council shall be responsible for improving the welfare of the members of their respective community and has authority for all aspects of governance not explicitly granted to the Tribal Council.

The council members for each community are;

Carson Colony

Gary Nevers, Chairman
Chad Malone, Vice-Chairman
Ellen Fillmore, Secretary-Treasurer
Eleanore Muscott, Councilwoman
Tyler Rupert, Councilman


Dresslerville Colony

Julie Barr, Chairwoman
Joe McDonald, Vice-Charman
Anthony Smokey, Secretary-Treasurer


Stewart Community

Dave Tom, Chairman
Stan Smokey, Vice-Chariman
Jacqueline Steele, Secretary-Treasurer
Dorothy McCloud, Councilwoman
Richard Burchett, Councilman


Woodfords Community

Geoff Ellis, Chairman
Neil Mortimer, Vice-Chairman
Deirdre Jones-Flood, Secretary-Treasurer
Cassandra Fred, Councilwoman
Beverly Caldera, Councilwoman