The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has chosen a new Tribal Chairman and Treasurer. Long time Chairman Andy Freeman decided not run after more than 16 years on Tribal Council. The Tribe selected Andrew “Dru” Alejandre as their new Chairman. Dru received 102 votes to 18 for George Freeman of Covelo and 9 votes for Ann Dalson Alvarez of Red Bluff. Dru has served on the Tribal Council for the past 2 years as the Tribal Council Secretary.
The Tribe also selected Ambrosia Rico of Corning for their Treasurer over Elizabeth Norwood of Arizona. Ambrosia “Ambi” was the incumbent and she garnered 110 votes to 20 for Norwood. Ambi has served on the Council for the past 2 years as well.
Both Dru and Ambi look forward to working with their other Tribal Council members in helping the Tribe to implement its 2016 five year strategic plan and provide services for their members.
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians own and operate Rolling Hills Casino, Rolling Hills Equestrian Center and the Links at rolling Hills here in Corning. In addition, they own Tepa LLC an environmental construction company in headquartered in Colorado Springs with office in 6 states, as well as interests in other companies and businesses.