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CNIGA Elects New Chairman, Executive Board

CNIGA Elects New Chairman, Executive Board

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) has elected a new chairman and executive board members.

The largest association of gaming tribes in the Golden State elected James Siva as chairman, Mike Lopez as vice chairman and Isaiah Vivanco as treasurer.

Siva said, “I am deeply honored to be elected chairman of CNIGA and am proud to lead an organization with such a robust history.” He added, “I am deeply grateful to have this position and fortunate to have great leaders to work with and learn from.”

Also noteworthy: The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, operators of the largest casino resort on the West Coast, rejoined the organization after several years’ absence. Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro declared, “We’re excited and pleased to again be part of CNIGA, and clearly we have big, impactful and consequential issues to address collectively.”


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