Vincent Armenta: Chumash vice chair recognized for leadership
"Earlier this week our tribal leadership team attended the 2010 American Indian Heritage Month Local Leadership Awards ceremony honoring a handful of tribal leaders — including our very own Richard Gomez, vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Sponsored by KCET-TV and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the leadership awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of American Indian and Alaskan Native men and women who are providing great leadership and making significant contributions to enrich our community.

Last month a crew from KCET, which is Southern and Central California’s public television station, spent the day with the vice chairman to produce a short video profile on his work in the tribal community. The segment, which was shown at the awards ceremony, will air on KCET during the entire month of November as part of the station’s month-long American Indian Heritage Month celebration.

Vice Chairman Gomez was recognized by KCET for his work in the community — both in our tribal community as well as the Santa Ynez Valley community."

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