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Departments

Tribal Government Departments

Our self-governing nation has established tribally-managed departments to support and enhance services on our Reservation.

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Environmental Protection

The San Manuel Environmental Department (SMED) strives to protect our land, resources, and traditions on the reservation through unwavering stewardship and community outreach. Our people have always been environmental stewards of natural resources so the SMED incorporates traditional knowledge with modern technologies to implement an elite hybrid of best management practices.

CONTACT
Environmental Manager
Clifford Batten, P.G
environmental@SanManuel-NSN.Gov
Office Number (909) 425-3590 x10-4309

Public Safety

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) establishes a safe environment for all those who work and/or live on our Reservation and casino. DPS works in partnership with the surrounding communities to protect lives, property, and quality of life within and around our Reservation. The Department is committed to creating the safest environment through continuous community service, training, and education. DPS works closely in aiding the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to provide ongoing law enforcement under an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

As the governmental unit of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indian's governmental unit that is charged to work with county law enforcement, the department serves as an outstanding example of broader, cooperative, and government-to-government relationships that exemplify San Manuel as a responsive and responsible tribal government.

CONTACT
Director of Reservation and Administration
Tom Ramos
Tom.Ramos@SanManuel-NSN.Gov
Office Number (909) 864-5899 x10-2988

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Fire Department

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The San Manuel Fire Department (SMFD) provides emergency and non-emergency services to protect the lives and property of our Tribal citizens, employees, patrons, and guests of our Reservation. SMFD also safeguards environmental, cultural, and economic resources.

Also critical in the San Manuel Fire Department’s mission is to develop, implement and maintain innovative prevention programs and strategies, life- saving and safety education and training to our community.

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SMFD fosters partnerships with other Tribal departments, as well as outside public safety agencies, to promote a dynamic emergency response capability.

SMFD operates from a state-of-the-art fire station that has been in service since June 2004. This facility serves as headquarters, training center and firehouse and encompasses approximately 14,000 square feet. The San Manuel Fire Chief heads the department with 32 full-time employees including administrative staff.

CONTACT
San Manuel Fire Department
firedept@SanManuel-NSN.Gov
Office Number (909) 864-6928

Education

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The San Manuel Department of Education (SMDE) assists in implementing our Tribe’s educational vision. SMDE continues to build its administrative foundation, expand existing educational services and programs, and continue in developing exciting educational opportunities for Tribal families.

CONTACT
Office Coordinator
Yessenia Cervantes
Yessenia.Cervantes@sanmnauel-nsn.gov
Office Number (909) 864-8933

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Tribal Family Services

The Tribal Family Services Department (TFSD) provides health and wellness support and services to our community members. TFSD takes a holistic and culturally informed approach focusing on the prevention of poverty. In order to enhance the quality and longevity of life for our Tribal community, TFSD provides counseling, coordinates community events, and handles specialized case management.

CONTACT
Director of Tribal Family Services
David Camplin, LMFT
David.Camplin@sanmanuel-nsn.gov
Office Number (909) 425-3409
Work Cell (909) 838-8112

Intergovernmental Affairs

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The Intergovernmental Affairs Department (IGA) enhances, promotes, and protects the sovereignty of our Tribal and other Native American governments.

IGA works with Tribal leadership on Federal and State legislature while keeping our Tribe informed of any proposed public policy initiatives that could involve our community. In order to advance our Tribe’s government affairs agenda, IGA maintains and develops relationships with important legislative and political leaders. IGA also supports all departments within our Tribe that may be directly affected by legislative or policy changes.

CONTACT
Chief Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
Dan Little
IGA@sanmanuel-nsn.gov
Office Number (909) 864-5050

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Construction & Development

The Construction and Development creates and manages Tribal real estate development plans and projects to meet our vision of sustainability and growth for generations to come.

CONTACT
Executive Assistant
Selena Padilla
Selena.Padilla@SanManuel-NSN.Gov
Office Number (909) 864-5050 x10-3404

Cultural Resources Management

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The Cultural Resources Management (CRM) department is tasked by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) Tribal leadership to advocate for, protect, preserve, and promote cultural resources of Tribal importance and concern throughout the Tribe’s 7.6 million-acre ancestral territory. As part of our Tribal consultation efforts with our local, state, and federal partners, the CRM staff conduct in excess of 200 individual consultation meetings, conference calls, and field visits each year. Furthermore, in a typical year, the Tribal Monitors representing SMBMI participate in no less than 3-4 dozen construction projects across Serrano territory—both on and off our Reservation.

Cultural Resources Managment

In addition to the regulatory compliance-based work undertaken by the CRM department, we also work to protect, preserve, and promote cultural resources by maintaining and developing the Tribal Cultural Resources Archive, which includes the Tribe’s basket collection, as well as over 250 linear feet of photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts.  

Finally, to advance its heritage stewardship objectives, the CRM team also facilitates the Cultural Advisory Working Group gatherings, researches sacred and cultural landscapes and nominates them to state and federal registries of historic places, assists the Tribal community in repatriating and reburying ancestors and funerary objects, and conducts and supports educational and cultural revitalization initiatives both within and outside of the Tribal government and its businesses. 

CONTACT
Director of Cultural Resources Management
Jessica Mauck
Jessica.Mauck@SanManuel-NSN.Gov
Office Number (909) 864-8933

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