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Sacramento, Calif. – The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) named Roman Porter, former Executive Director of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), as tribal administrator.

Porter will supervise a tribal government staff of 115 that administers services for tribal members; oversees the UAIC elementary school; and monitors cultural resources and environmental protection programs.

“Roman brings with him extensive experience in governmental ethics,” said David Keyser, UAIC Chairman. “We welcome Roman as a member of our team, where he will implement consistent ethical standards while ensuring that all aspects of our tribal programs continue to run smoothly.”

Porter most recently served as Executive Director of the California FPPC, California’s campaign finance disclosure and governmental ethics agency, where he oversaw the legal, enforcement, advice and administrative divisions of the Commission.

Porter began his career at the California Medical Association before becoming a Legislative Aide in California State Senator Joseph Dunn’s office.

“I am honored to serve the members of the United Auburn Indian Community,” said Porter. “I look forward to working with the dedicated staff of the UAIC to help ensure the continued economic prosperity of the Tribe and the delivery of high quality government services to its members.”

Porter also served in the United States Military where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal in the United States Marine Corps and received two meritorious promotions.

The reestablishment of the United Auburn Indian Tribe began in the early 1990s when the Department of Interior documented the existence of a separate, cohesive band of Maidu and Miwok Indians, occupying a village on the outskirts of the City of Auburn in Placer County. A federally recognized Indian tribe, the United Auburn Indian Community is a sovereign government and owns nearby Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

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