Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, May 5 @ 4:54 p.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria Tribal Chairman Will Be Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal
From the Crescent City-Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce:
Dale A. Miller is Tribal Chairman of Elk Valley Rancheria, California, a role he has been serving in for the past 23 years. He is also a member of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fee-to-Trust Consortium serving as Chairman for 10 years. He also serves on various Executive Boards including California Nations Indian Gaming Association, North Coast Tribal Chairmans Association, Executive Board California Chairman’s Association; and is Vice-Chairman for the Border Coast Regional Airport Association. Previously he has served as Chairman of the Steering Committee for compact Tribes. Prior to serving as Tribal Chairman, Mr. Miller served as Gaming Commission to Elk Valley Rancheria, California,
While serving as Chairman for Elk Valley Rancheria, Mr. Miller was largely involved and shares in the success of bringing the Tribe’s fee land into trust status for the purposes of building a new casino/destination resort. He worked with his Tribal Council and staff to complete the new casino facility which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is nestled in the Redwoods on beautiful Highway 101. Mr. Miller worked diligently to foster positive liaisons with local, state, and national governments to make the resort a reality. Additionally, he was recognized for his leadership abilities and nationally honored on February 10, 2009, as “Tribal Leader of the Year” by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).
Mr. Miller previously worked in Law Enforcement for the Crescent City Police Department, Del Norte County Sherriff Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement.
Mr. Miller served in the Navy and performed two tours in Vietnam. He is a graduate of Tuck School of Business – MBEP and attended CSU Long Beach and Santa Rosa J.C. Mr. Miller has two grown children, a son, and a daughter, and was married to his lovely wife Paula for over 50 years.
The Elk Valley Rancheria mission statement is to have respect and dignity for all, preserve our culture, and to be self-sufficient and diversified for the good of the Tribe, County, community, and region.
Please join us in congratulating Chairman Miller.