PALM SPRINGS, CA –– The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results in June, naming Mr. Jeff L. Grubbe as chairman. Chairman Grubbe is the first newly elected Chairman of the Tribal Council since Chairman Richard M. Milanovich passed away on March 11. Chairman Milanovich had served on the Tribal Council since 1978, and had been chairman for 28 years.
Chairman Grubbe stated that he is “humbled and honored to be elected to serve as Chairman for the Tribal Council, and will continue to follow tribal traditions of strong leadership, determination and compassion.”
Chairman Grubbe has served on the Tribal Council since 2006, and has been Vice Chairman since 2007. Prior to the Tribal Council, Chairman Grubbe served on the Agua Caliente Child Development Committee, the Agua Caliente Election Board, the Gaming Commission, and the Tribal Building Committee. Chairman Grubbe also joined the Agua Caliente Development Authority (ACDA) and has been involved with the authority since 2003. He also gained important experience at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa as a tribal intern in 1999.
Vincent Gonzales III, Secretary/Treasurer, Member Anthony Andreas III, and Member Jessica Norte continue in their elected terms on the Agua Caliente Tribal Council.
About the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, Calif., with 32,000 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe’s developments include two Palm Springs golf courses, the Spa Resort Casino and Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, which includes the 2,000 seat concert venue, The Show. It also operates the Indian Canyons preserve, an environmental paradise open to the public.