The Tribe also agreed to match the county with a $75,000 contribution that will create and fund an Economic Development position in Tehama County.
Corning, CA – The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew their annual contributions of $350,000 to the Tehama County General Fund. The funds were contributed through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation to help offset the cost of county provided services.
“We have built a strong and respectful partnership with Tehama County and we’re proud to be in a position to renew our agreement that emphasizes our commitment to supporting the greater community,” said Tribal Chairman Andrew Alejandre. “We are also investing additional funds to help the county create an Economic Development position that will help drive our region’s economic progress and will enhance the quality of life for our communities.”
The renewal of the MOU also includes an agreement to share the cost to create one Economic Development position with the county. This additional matching contribution will be an annual $75,000 for the position and related costs. The tribe will be mutually involved with the county to develop a job description for the newly formed position. At a high level, this position will be responsible for creating and overseeing economic development and redevelopment programs within Tehama County.
“Having a successful economic development program ensures the economic well-being and quality of life for our county,” stated Tehama County Supervisor of District 4 Bob Williams. “That’s why having the support from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, who sees the value and understands the need for a program, is key for the long-term success of our community.”
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is a generous and valued community partner to Tehama County. Since 2004, the tribe has contributed over $5.3 million directly to the county. Additionally, they have provided in-kind donations and successfully competed for significant grants to assist Tehama County, the City of Corning, and education programs in the Corning area.
ABOUT THE PASKENTA BAND OF NOMLAKI INDIANS
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians owns Rolling Hills Casino & Resort, which includes the Casino, three restaurants, two conference centers, a Brewery & Distillery, RV Park and Travel Center, The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills and The Links at Rolling Hills Golf Course. They employ over 500 team members, most of whom work full time with health care benefits and 401k options. Each year, hundreds of thousands of guests visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars that benefit the local economy. The Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are strong community partners supporting local programs through generous grants and sponsorships. The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations each year, with over $9 million donated to benefit local health, safety and education programs.
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