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The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council has selected Louis J. Manuel, Jr., as chairman and Delia M. Carlyle as vice-chair.

The two were selected for one-year terms as the chair and vice-chair.

Both Manuel and Carlyle have goals to continue the expansion of economic development projects and job creation for the Community.

“I am honored to have once again been selected to serve my Community as the chairman,” said Manuel. “Together, the entire Tribal Council, as a team, will continue to be advocates for the Ak-Chin Indian Community and continue to build upon a strong foundation for a strong economy and job growth for our Community members.”

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council is elected to develop and enforce the policies of the Community.

“The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a vision for the future and we will work very hard to turn that vision into reality,” Carlyle said.

About Ak-Chin Indian Community:

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County.  Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,004 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit


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