Chairman, Elk Valley Rancheria
Northern-at Large representative Dale Miller also serves as chairman of the Elk Valley Rancheria, a position he has held for fourteen years. Prior to becoming Chairman, Miller served his tribe as a gaming commissioner.
Miller is also a member of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fee-to-Trust Consortium and served as the Fee To Trust Consortium Chairman for 10 years; is a member of the North Coast Tribal Chairman’s Association; is Vice-Chairman for the Border Coast Regional Airport Association; and serves as the Chairman of the 1999 Compact Tribes Steering Committee.
As Chairman, Miller has been deeply involved in, and shares the success of bringing the Tribe’s fee land into trust status for purposes of building a new casino/destination resort. Miller works diligently to foster positive liaisons with local, state and national governments. Miller has been widely recognized for his leadership, including being named “Tribal Leader of the Year” by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).
Miller served in the Navy and performed two tours in Vietnam. He is a Graduate of Tuck School of Business – MBEP and attended CSU Long Beach and Santa Rosa J.C. Miller has two grown children, a son and a daughter, and has been married to his lovely wife Paula for over 40 years.