Morongo Honored by Riverside County

Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin accepted a proclamation from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on March 10 honoring the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa’s 27-story tower.

Martin thanked the board, noting that the tribe and the county enjoy a healthy and cooperative government-to-government relationship. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Board of Supervisors and our partners at Riverside County to strengthen local communities and the quality of life for residents in the Pass and across the county,’ Martin said.

The Board of Supervisors proclamation read:

WHEREAS, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is celebrating its 10th anniversary; and

WHEREAS, Morongo’s 27-story casino-resort tower stands as a regional architectural landmark and a leading resort and entertainment destination; and

WHEREAS, the casino resort is a testament to the vision and resolve of the Morongo people to create a pathway to self-reliance; and

WHEREAS, the casino resort sparked an economic and cultural renaissance for the Morongo tribe, neighboring communities and other tribes; and

WHEREAS, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has been a major factor in the prosperity of Banning, Beaumont, Cabazon and the Pass region, through the creation of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity over the last decade; and

WHEREAS, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has exemplified environmental stewardship through its water reclamation plant, wind-energy turbines and other conservation efforts; and WHEREAS, the Morongo tribal government works cooperatively with local, regional and state authorities on infrastructure and highway projects, including the I-10 bypass; and

WHEREAS, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a generous contributor to the quality of life in the area and beyond through its charitable giving to benefit community groups, veterans, children, senior citizens and those in need;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Riverside County Board of Supervisors does hereby extend its congratulations to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, to Chairman Robert Martin and to the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa on the occasion of the casino tower’s 10th anniversary; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Riverside County Board of Supervisors does hereby extend its best wishes for the future to the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, to Chairman Martin, and to the entire Morongo Band of Mission Indians.