NIGA’s Associate members are an important component of serving our Tribal Members and we hope to see more donations from companies that are benefitting from Indian Gaming. As you take time to enjoy our Tradeshow and Conference this year, please be sure to review NIGA’s Annual Report and the 2018 Audit results enclosed with this report. NIGA’s operating capital saw a $600,000 increase in Revenues, the fourth straight year NIGA was able to cut our expenses and raise more revenues. I will continue our hard budget work at NIGA coordinating with the NIGA Finance Committee, the Chairman, Executive Director, and the NIGA Board, to protect NIGA’s resources and ensure they are being used to meet Indian Country’s priorities. I am confident that with Indian Country’s continuing participation at NIGA, we will be well- positioned to see increased growth in our Industry and with our Tribal membership. As Treasurer, I will continue to review and assess how we do business and to strengthen our commitment on behalf of Indian Country. There is always room for improvement in the way we do business and we can always stretch our capabilities with each new challenge and endeavor. As Treasurer, I owe it to our Tribal Membership to not only maintain NIGA’s excellent credit rating, but to ensure the long term fiscal health of the Association. It is an honor to have a elected role in an organization that is now of the most esteemed advocacy groups in Washington, D.C. I want to thank my Tlingit & Haida Indian community for their support, as well as all of Indian Country for helping NIGA achieve its goals. I look forward to meeting with you in San Diego and hearing your suggestions on how to continue to help all Tribal Nations pursue economic self-sufficiency, care for our people, and build a future for the generations to come. I wish you much success in 2019 and look forward to our next meeting.
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