Tribal Government

NAUMD Names Yocha Dehe Fire Department Best Dressed

OMAHA, NE (June 15, 2020) – The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) has named the Yocha Dehe Fire Department one of the nation's best dressed. The California agency is one of five winners in NAUMD's Best Dressed Public Safety Award® Competition, an annual program that recognizes the important role uniforms play in law enforcement and public safety work. The awards honor both the departments and suppliers of the uniform program.

YDWN Swears in Rebecca Ramirez as New Fire Chief

BROOKS, CA (January 2, 2020) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn in Rebecca Ramirez as the new Fire Chief of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD). She became YDFD’s third chief following the retirement of Chief Gary Fredericksen. “We are pleased to have Chief Ramirez join as the next leader of our Yocha Dehe Fire Department,” said Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Anthony Roberts. “Our team has known Chief Ramirez for many years as an effective partner in firefighting in our region. Her depth of experience and exemplary career made her stand out as the right choice as YDFD’s new chief.”

Information on the Highway 16 Infrastructure Project

BROOKS, CA (October 15, 2019) – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is conducting work along Hwy. 16 in Brooks to upgrade utility operations across its business, residential, government and agricultural properties. These include the Cache Creek Casino Resort, Séka Hills Olive Mill & Tasting Room and government offices.

Yocha Dehe Fire Provides Water Station for Animals During Power Shutdown

BROOKS, CA (October 8, 2019) – To aid farm and livestock operators who will lose access to water during this week’s announced Public Safety Power Outage by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) will set up a water filling operation at Vernon Nichols Park in Guinda. YDFD firefighters are deploying an emergency industrial pump to help fill containers from Cache Creek to provide water for local animals.

Newly Elected Tribal Council Member Takes Oath of Office

BROOKS, CA (June 27, 2019) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn Diamond Lomeli into office as its newest Tribal Council Member, following her election by the adult citizens of the Tribe. The five-member, democratically elected Yocha Dehe Tribal Council is the governing body of the Tribe. It oversees all areas of the Tribe’s government and business operations, evaluating and making final decisions on the recommendations of the Tribe’s departments and its citizen-directed committees and commission.

Firefighters’ Commitment to Service Recognized at 10th Annual Event

BROOKS, CA (May 2, 2019) – The firefighters of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) and its regional partner agencies were honored today by the Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, the citizens of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and Yolo County community members and leaders at the tenth annual YDFD Awards Luncheon at the Fire Station in Brooks. The event also commemorated YDFD’s 15 years of service since its formation.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Provides $2.6 Million to Esparto Unified School District

BROOKS, CA (May 2, 2018) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, through its Doyuti T’uhkama partnership, is providing $2.6 million to fund critical maintenance and infrastructure improvements for the Esparto Unified School District (EUSD).

Newly Elected Yocha Dehe Tribal Council Takes Oath of Office

BROOKS, CA (January 24, 2018) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn into office new Tribal Chairman Anthony Roberts, Tribal Officers, and Council Members for a three-year term. The new, five-member Tribal Council was elected by the citizens of the Tribe at the annual Community Council meeting on Sunday, January 21.   
 
The members of the newly elected Tribal Council are: 
Anthony Roberts – Tribal Chairman. Seventh term on Council, four as Treasurer.
James Kinter – Third term as Tribal Secretary.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation “Breaks Pavement” on Hotel Expansion at Cache Creek Casino Resort

BROOKS, CA (May 31, 2017) – With community members, neighbors and local leaders looking on, leaders of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation “broke pavement” for the long-needed expansion of the hotel at their Cache Creek Casino Resort.

Up to 459 new rooms will be added, as well as a pool, restaurant, additional meeting space and a multipurpose ballroom.

Annual Luncheon Celebrates Service of Yocha Dehe Fire Department and Public Safety Partners

BROOKS, CA (April 20, 2017) – The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, tribal citizens, and community members and leaders joined today for the eighth annual Awards Luncheon to pay tribute to the firefighters of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD).

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