The Ak-Chin Indian Community held Tribal Council elections on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Service Center and elected two council members, Delia Carlyle and Anthony Narcia, Sr. Both Carlyle and Narcia will each serve three-year terms and join Louis Manuel, Jr., Terry Enos and William Antone on the Council.
Carlyle is a nine-year veteran on Council and has also served as both Chairwoman and Vice-Chairwoman in the past. She strongly believes in the path that the Community is headed with the expansion of economic development projects and job creation for Community members. Carlyle also believes it is important to see an updated draft of a Community “Constitution” and knows that this is significant to the future of the Community.
Narcia last served on Council two years ago and his primary objective is to “build a brighter tomorrow.” His focus will be safeguarding Tribal financial accountability and ensuring collaboration to deliver programs and services to Community members. Narcia believes that having a dynamic Council that works together will be the key to the future success of the Community.
Both Carlyle and Narcia have goals to encourage and increase Community participation in future planning for the Community.
The swearing-in ceremony for both Council members will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Service Center. At that time both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman positions will be announced.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 975 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us