he Barona Band of Mission Indians is recognized by the United States Government as a sovereign government.
arona is governed by a General Council, which is comprised of approximately 240 voting members of the tribe. The General Council meets monthly. In addition, there is a Tribal Council comprised of seven elected tribal officials.
Edward "Joe" Welch, Sr.
nother branch of the tribal government is the Barona Gaming Commission. It is comprised of appointed tribal members who cannot be employed by the tribe or the casino in any other aspect, and one attorney appointed by the tribe. The Gaming Commission carries the responsibility of regulating casino activities as mandated by the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) including employee background checks and licensing, and vendor licensing.
Joseph "Jo Jo" Banegas
Harold Hill, Jr.
Kevin Van Wanseele