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Welcome Chehalis Tribe’s new general manager

Hello, my name is Misty Secena. I am perceive what it means to be Chehalis today.
honored to be the new General Manager for This growth is met with various challenges
the Chehalis Tribe. I am a Chehalis tribal and adversity. Therefore, I consider it is
member. My lineage is from my mother, important to understand our history and the
Rita Hernandez (Hill), and grandmother, framework that governs us to help navigate
Lucille Cush (Beckwith). My our direction on key issues.
husband is Willie Secena.
We have three daughters – I will work with the Business Committee,
Kirsten, Kylee and Kaelyn. departments and boards to help best answer
I have lived on the what type of services we will provide for Courtesy of Darrel Westmoreland,
Chehalis Reservation most our members. Do they meet our needs? DMW Images
of my life. All of my work How do they fit into our culture? What
experience has been with changes are necessary to further progress in Seeing an Elvis impersonator
the tribe. My first position areas such as housing, tradition, education, is just one highlight of a visit
in government was with the Misty Secena infrastructure, substance abuse, health, to Lucky Eagle Casino.
safety, unemployment, etc.? How do we
K-12 Education Program. I manage and protect our resources to EXPANSION
cultivated relationships with families and promote sustainability and growth for future
school districts to help meet the educational generations? How does new administration, From page 1
needs of tribal youth. regulating authorities and other external the experience for our
I later transferred to the Accounting forces affect the tribe? guests.”
Department. During my eight and a half
years with accounting, I held various roles The perseverance and dedication of The $46 million-dollar
that imparted knowledge of our tribe’s previous and current leadership guided expansion features a
budgets, grants, investments, accounting us here today. I feel we are at a time of gaming floor that boasts
standards, management and so much prosperity, possibility and change. I look about 55,000 square feet
more. I am grateful to the tribe for the forward to serving the Chehalis Tribe to the and includes an expanded
opportunities that led me down this path. best of my ability. nonsmoking area, the
I believe we have seen positive growth newest slot machines and
in our population, resources, economic My office is in the main tribal center a table games pit. Four
ventures and technology that shape how we building near the Office of the Tribal Attorney restaurants also were added.
and Human Resources. Please feel free to
stop by. Thank you. Lucky Eagle Casino
Interim CEO Lisa Miles
Vaccinate your pet against rabies said, “Our guests can enjoy
a juicy steak prepared to
By Brennan Stoelb, FOR HELP a booster is needed a year later. perfection at Room 188
Animal Control Officer After that, a booster is typically Steakhouse, tempt their
Do you have questions or needed every three years. taste buds at Yuzu Asian
Living in a small, close- need assistance? Contact Bistro, try a gourmet burger
knit community has many Animal Control at the Public n Rabies is almost always and their favorite craft
advantages. For instance, you Safety Building or call 360- fatal. brews at CraftHouse sports
are more likely to know and 273-7051. bar and choose from all of
speak to your neighbor. The n Rez Animal Resources their favorite buffet items at
same is true for your pets. the only known wild animal in is a nonprofit animal Fire Kitchen Buffet, where
Washington that carries rabies organization that can assist Sunday brunch is back for
Just like a cold or flu can are bats. Vaccinating pets is an in getting pets vaccinated and just $15.95.”
spread from person to person, important part of making sure spayed or neutered. Call 253-
our pets can get sick, too. rabies does not become more 370-6392 for assistance. The expansion
Thankfully, by vaccinating our widespread in other animals complements the existing
pets, major illnesses such as or humans. Once your pet is rabies five-story hotel featuring 170
rabies can be prevented. vaccinated, you can get them rooms, including 30 suites.
Even pets that are kept an official Chehalis Tribal pet
Rabies is a serious viral inside should be vaccinated license by contacting Animal “These changes provide
disease that affects the central for rabies because bats can get Control. The license ensures our guests with a completely
nervous system of all warm- into houses. every pet that has one has new and exciting gaming,
blooded mammals, including been vaccinated, as well as dining and entertainment
humans. Rabies is passed Quick facts: linking your pet’s license experience,” Miles said.
through saliva and is almost n After the first rabies shot, number to you.
always fatal. MORE INFORMATION
By getting pets vaccinated,
Rabies typically comes from we can ensure that all people For upcoming events,
wild animals. At this point, and pets in the community can restaurant menus, go to
live happy, healthy lives.
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