BARONA TRIBAL COUNCIL AND GAMING COMMISSION

 

The Barona Band of Mission Indians is recognized by the United States Government as a sovereign government.
 

Tribal Council


Barona 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.

BARONA TRIBAL COUNCIL

Edwin "Thorpe"
Romero

Chairman

Raymond Welch
Vice-Chairman

Clayton Curo
Councilman

Bonnie LaChappa
Councilwoman

Manuel Navarro
Councilman

Tawnya Phoenix
Councilwoman

Michael "Tony" Rodriguez
Councilman

Gaming Commission


Another 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. The Gaming Commission is responsible for regulating casino activities as mandated by the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Tribe's Gaming Ordinance, and the Tribal/State compact, including employee and vendor licensing.

Kevin VanWanseele
Chairman

Joseph "Jo Jo" Banegas
Commissioner

Mary Beth Glasco
Commissioner

Harold Hill, Jr. 
Commissioner

Joseph Yeats
Commissioner

Barona Band of Mission Indians Tribal Office - 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040 - Phone: 619-443-6612 - Fax: 619-443-0681
For questions regarding Tribal Matters, grants, etc, please e-mail us at counciloffice@barona-nsn.gov
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