Page 7 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - July 2016
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Casino project update Jail program honored

Dear Tribal Members, is highly respected within the The Chehalis Tribe’s sentenced to tribal jail
I understand that rumors gaming community and has Offender Re-Entry Program, again. Additionally, inmates
abound regarding our worked with several tribes on which supports inmates reported higher self-esteem,
expansion project and wanted construction of their casino serving time in the Chehalis success in relocating to
to take this opportunity to and hotel facilities. Tribal Jail, was recently residential treatment
clarify a few important points. awarded the 2016 National programs and had a better
n No, the parking garage I believe our project is now Criminal Justice Association attitude toward the court.
is not too short for trucks. It in very good hands. John is Outstanding Criminal Justice
is actually 4 inches taller than both the owner and CEO of Program Tribal Award. Behavioral Health
the SeaTac Airport parking Korsmo Construction, and I Director Charlene
garage. am confident he will complete The program offers Abrahamson will travel to
n No, the parking garage is the work in a timely, efficient services to inmates in the Philadelphia in August to
not scheduled for demolition. manner. Chehalis Jail to support attend the National Criminal
We are working on cosmetics, them in making life changes Justice Association National
but it is structurally sound and To give you a brief project that will keep them out of Forum to receive the award
built to code. update, the renovation of the criminal justice system. on behalf of the Chehalis
However, I do have news of Floor One is now complete, Services include chemical Tribe and the Offender Re-
a development that will have and work is about to start on dependency counseling, Entry Program.
a significant, positive impact the Grand Buffet. (We will be mental health counseling,
on our construction process using the former Scatter Creek domestic violence perpetrator We are all proud of tribal
moving forward. Because Grill space as a temporary treatment, financial literacy staff members who work with
of continued delays and buffet venue.) Construction classes, life skills classes the program and the inmates
differences in organizational will then begin on the new and getting benefits and who have made positive
approach, we have executed Players Club, Asian restaurant treatment beds for inmates changes in their lives.
a separation agreement with and steak house. who want inpatient substance
Forma Construction. abuse treatment. The program is operated
They simply were not We are looking forward to by the Tsapowum Behavioral
fulfilling their commitment completing the project and to Of the inmates who Health Department in
to the Chehalis Tribe, and we the grand opening by the end participated in the Offender partnership with the Public
decided we are better served of the year. Re-Entry Program, only Safety Department and is
making an immediate change. one re-offended and was funded by a grant through
We are pleased to announce Many thanks to the the Department of Justice.
the hiring of Korsmo Business Committee, Office
Construction to serve as the of the Tribal Attorney, Lucky CHEHALIS TRIBE
new general contractor. I Eagle Casino & Hotel team MARINERS SUITE
have known John Korsmo members and the tribal
personally for many years. He community at large for your Watch for signups to visit Safeco Field and
patience and understanding enjoy Seattle Mariners baseball this season
during this time of transition.
We want everyone to have the
Warm regards, opportunity to go, so tickets are
John Setterstrom limited to one visit per tribal
member. Like last season,
Discuss reservation entrances you will be allowed to
bring one person. We
Chehalis Tribal Planning QUESTIONS? like to get notice out
and the Washington State two weeks before a
Department of Transportation Contact Transportation game, so please sign
request your attendance Planner J. William Gleason at up once you see the flyer.
at a public forum at 5 p.m. 360-709-1767 or jgleason@ FOOD: It will not be provided
Aug. 4 in the Gathering in the Mariners suite unless
Room of the Chehalis Tribal noted
Community Center. Plans for stoplight at the intersection AGES: 18-54
the intersection of Anderson of Anderson Road and state
Road and state Route 12 along Route 12 and a possible CONTACT
with the Intersection of Moon right in/right out only at the Leroy Boyd at 360-709-1787 or Philip
Road and state Route 12 will intersection of Moon Road Youckton at 360-709-1752 or visit the
be discussed. and state Route 12. events office at the community center.

Representatives from For questions you would
Chehalis Tribal Planning and like us to address prior to
WSDOT will be available the meeting, please contact
to answer questions and our office. If we can’t answer
address any concerns for immediately, we will gather
future improvements to our details before the meeting.
reservation entrances.
Thank you in advance.
Discussions have included
a possible roundabout or
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