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Communications & Public Affairs Office

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The Communication and Public Affairs Office (CPAO) was established when Gila River Indian News (GRIN) and the PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE merged in June 2011.

Mission Statement:

To effectively and efficiently communicate information related to the Gila River Indian Community to tribal members, employees, and the general public. CPAO utilizes a variety of communication outlets for public relations, advertising, and marketing.

About CPAO

CPAO consists of the following sub-departments:

The administrative support function of CPAO is working to build a strong foundation of positive and progressive administrative skills that will support the varied sub-function of the office.

Administrative Support Team
Adeline Koyayesva, Administrative Assistant
Gina Goodman, Secretary II
Phone: 520-562-9848
Fax: 520-562-9712
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The Gila River Indian News is a bi-weekly publication that is distributed on the first and third Friday of the month. Please contact us for more article submissions and/or Advertising opportunities.

Gila River Indian News (GRIN)
Mikhail Sundust, Acting Managing Editor
Chris Lomaquahu, Community Newsperson
Andra Gutierrez Community Newsperson Intern
Phone: 520-562-9715
Fax: 520-562-9712
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The Graphic Web Design Team operates and maintains websites, Facebook, and Employee Intranet.

Graphic Web Design Team
Jaime Jackson, Graphic Web Designer
Jessica Joaquin, Graphic Web Designer
Phone: 520-562-9859
Fax: 520-562-9712
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The Public Relations Team provides community outreach on a local, state, and national level.

Public Relations Team
Roberto Jackson, Acting Director
Shannon Redbird, Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 520-562-9859
Fax: 520-562-9712
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CPAO Communication Outlets

MyGilaRiver.com
Provide information to members of the community. This website was established November 12, 2007.

GilaRiver.org
Official community website, that provides information about GRIC to the rest of the world via internet access. This website was established May 10, 2007.

Employee Intranet
Provides GRIC workforce with relevant government information. This page was transferred from the MIS Department to CPAO on August 15, 2012.

Gila River Facebook
Allows us to share community information to our friends of Gila River Facebook. This page was established on September 25, 2009.