For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Gaston
NIGC Announces Isom-Clause as Vice Chair of the Commission
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 – Last week, the Commissioners of the National Indian Gaming Commission (the Commission) selected Associate Commissioner Kathryn Isom-Clause (Taos Pueblo) to Vice Chair of the Commission. Vice Chair Isom-Clause was appointed to the Commission by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on March 14, 2016.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to take on the additional responsibilities as Vice Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission,” Isom-Clause said. “As the Commission moves forward as a collaborative team, I am conscious of the significant and vital work that must be accomplished. I will continue to ensure that the Commission remains adherent not only to the sound implementation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, but I also commit to maintaining and building strong relationships with tribes and tribal regulators.”
In accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Commission selects a Vice Chair by majority vote. The Vice Chair serves as Chair during meetings of the Commission in the absence of the Chair.
The National Indian Gaming Commission is committed to the effective regulation of the Indian gaming industry spanning more than 450 gaming establishments, associated with nearly 242 tribes across 28 states. The commission’s dedication to compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ensures the integrity of the $28.5 billion Indian gaming industry. To learn more, visit www.nigc.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The National Indian Gaming Commission is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.Download the PDF here.