Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Commissioner Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold is Southern Paiute from Pahrump, Nevada and serves as Chairman of the State of Nevada Indian Commission. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cal-State Long Beach and has a background in administrative management where he focuses on developing national policy and implementing progressive approaches for building capacity and increasing interactions among federal, tribal, state governments and local municipalities.

Richard serves as Spokesperson for the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) which is comprised of 16 Tribes from Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona that focus on expanding government-to-government interactions.

He has received numerous awards and citations throughout his career and has served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Indian Education. Richard has co-authored numerous reports and journal articles pertaining to American Indian topics focusing on understanding complex situations. He serves on several technical working groups where he facilitates discussions and evaluates research, development and implementation strategies.