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November  9, 2015 (Pala) -- The Pala Band of Mission Indians announce that Chairman Robert Smith was re-elected as the Chairman of the California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC) during the 37th CIMC Annual Membership Meeting in Sparks, NV. The CIMC was formally created in 1978 under state law as a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of working for the social welfare, educational and economic advancement of its member tribes, groups and organizations.

“Over the years, the Consortium has continued to be an invaluable asset to tribes and other organizations as it develops key funding strategies, establishes public-private partnerships and ensures greater economic vitality,” said Chairman Smith. “I am honored to continue to serve as the CIMC Chairman and look forward to advancing CIMC’s vision of advocating pride in our cultural integrity.” 

Chairman Smith has served as the CIMC Chairman since 2006.

The Annual Membership meeting is an opportunity for CIMC Members to receive crucial CIMC program information, conduct the business of the Consortium and review CIMC's accomplishments during the past year.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people -

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