Native American Indian Commission


The fifteen member commission was established by the Los Angeles County Ordinance No. 111409 adopted September 7, 1976 and effective October 8, 1976. Five members appointed by the County, five members appointed by the City of Los Angeles, and five members elected by the Native American community pursuant to the elections conducted by the Commission. (LACC § 3.42.030)

Commissioner Tribal Affiliation Appointed by
CHRISSIE CASTRO, Chairperson Navajo LA City Mayoral
RUDY ORTEGA JR., Vice Chair Fernandeño Tataviam Supervisor Kuehl
CHERI THOMAS, Secretary Quinault/Yurok Supervisor Ridley-Thomas
SHAWN IMITATES-DOG, Treasurer Lakota Native Community
DR. ANDREA N. GARCIA, M.D. Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara LA City Mayoral
ALLISON HICKS Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation/Choctaw Native Community
DAWN JACKSON Saginaw Chippewa Native Community
KIMBERLY JOHNSON MORALES Gabrieleno/Tongva Native Community
FRED LEAF Potawatomi Supervisor Barger
RANDALL MURPHY Choctaw/Lakota LA City Mayoral
TRACY M. PEREZ Navajo Native Community
JOSEPH A. QUINTANA Kewa Pueblo LA City Mayoral
TED TENORIO Tiguan Nation Supervisor Solis
MARK VILLASENOR Fernandeño Tataviam LA City Mayoral
RENE’ WILLIAMS Colville Tribes Supervisor Hahn

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