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Jaqueline Hostler-Carmesin appointed to Fish and Game Commission
by Dan Bacher
Thursday May 30th, 2013 3:40 PM
Governor Jerry Brown appointed the first-ever representative of a California Indian Tribe, Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesi, to the California Fish and Game Commission today.
Jaqueline Hostler-Carmesin appointed to Fish and Game Commission

by Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown today appointed Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin, 57, of McKinleyville, to the California Fish and Game Commission.

She is the first representative of a California Indian Tribe ever appointed to the Commission. Hostler-Carmesin fills the seat vacated by Daniel Richards, who was not reappointed when his term expired recently.

Jaqueline Hostler-Carmesin has been chief executive officer at Cher Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria since 2010 and was director of transportation and land-use planning from 2007 to 2009.

She was roads director at the Hoopa Tribal Roads Department from 2003 to 2007. Hostler-Carmesin served in multiple positions at the Redwood Empire Aggregates Inc. from 1990 to 2002, including payroll administrator and contract administrator. She was appointed to the National Ocean Council Governance Coordinating Committee by President Barack Obama in 2011 as one of three tribal representatives for the United States.

Hostler-Carmesin has been the primary California representative to the National Tribal Transportation Program since 2005 and vice chair since 2010. She has been a member of the CalTrans Native American Advisory Committee since 2006.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hostler-Carmesin is a Republican.