A longtime Chumash tribal leader has been elected as the tribe’s new chairman.
Kenny Kahn was elected by members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians during a special election this month. Kahn has been a member of the tribe’s Business Council for more than a decade. He grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, and is well known in Santa Barbara County for his work with non-profit groups.
Kahn will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Vincent Armenta last month, who left after being accepted at a premiere culinary school on the East Coast.