As one of a handful of tribes in the United States involved in the electrical business, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians (CBMI) offers the unique opportunity of a tribally owned and operated electrical utility. In April of 2018, the Cabazon Tribal Utility Authority (CTUA) was incorporated under a tribal ordinance authorized by the CBMI Business Committee. The ordinance established the organization, powers, purpose, and goals of the CTUA.
The Cabazon Tribal Utility Authority provides electrical, water, wastewater, and fiber optic services on the reservation and within its sphere of influence, which stretches over 1,600 acres along the Interstate 10 corridor. Currently, our company is the proud provider of electricity to the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino and the Special Events Center.
To establish and maintain utilities at certain locations within the CBMI Reservation, on other Tribal Lands under the jurisdiction of the CBMI, and to other entities for the purpose of economic development.
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23 years of experience transcending the business and service activities of the traditional utility executive to encompass in-depth and diverse management expertise; including distribution system design, construction, and operation, as well as legislative, regulatory, and governmental affairs responsibilities.
12 years of experience in Tribal government capacities working in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.
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Jacquelyn Barnum, Interim General Manager
Ralph Hitchcock, Power Manager
Paul Slama, Tribal Affairs
Joey Acuna, Grants/Special Projects