'Living legend' Richard Wells retires as Nisqually administrator

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington paid tribute to Richard Wells, who retired as administrator after nearly 30 years.

When Wells started out, the tribe only had 34 employees. Now it has more than 400 and operates a wide range of governmental programs.

“He’s a living legend,” Farron McCloud, the director of the tribe's Nisqually Youth Center, said at the retirement celebration, The Tacoma News Tribune reported. “He’s worked very hard for this tribe.”

Wells plans to remain as a consultant to the tribe. No successor has been named for his old position.

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About 150 celebrate long career of retiring Nisqually tribal administrator (The Tacoma News-Tribune 6/30)

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