Rodney Martin has over 25 years of successful tribal court, senior management, executive experience with a demonstrated record of accomplishments. Rodney Martin’s experience in both Government and Economic Development combined with his legal & legislative experience has enabled him to successfully turn Entities around and restructure entire entities, while improving capacity, revenue, and efficiency. Given his complex and multi-faceted experience, he could best be termed a 'Specialist' with extensive experience in all areas of Management, Tribal Law, Finance and Planning/Land Use. His very strong background in the areas of development, government, regulations, public information and marketing has proven most useful to the overall success of complex projects.
As a Truman Scholar, Martin is exempt from the Civil Service Exam for U.S. State Dept. Positions.
As a Congressional Aid, Martin held Security Clearances and was subsequently cleared for White House Meetings in his subsequent career.
Arizona Western College
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona
William Jewell College
Oxbridge Scholar – Oxford University, England
Harry S. Truman Scholar – 1993
Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Fellow -1993
Phi Beta Kappa Honors
Discipline: Political Science/Law/Economics
Specialization: Public Administration & Law
State Bar of Arizona, CLE Courses – Instructor - Taxation & Venue & Jurisdiction
Instructor/Presenter-State Bar of AZ- CLE Courses Indian Law Taxation & Finance
Certified Environmental Specialist
Certified Environmental Inspector
U.S. Public Health Service – Tribal Utility Management
Dean’s List, 4 Consecutive Semesters
Vice President’s List, 2 Consecutive Semesters
President, Honors Student Association
Honors Grant Recipient
Academic All-American Scholar
National Deans List
ASGB Vice President
APPOINTMENTS & COMMISSIONS:
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Patient Care & Experience Committee 2020- Present
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs
Appointed by Gov. Jane Dee Hull for term 2002- 2005
International Boundary & Water Commission
Colorado River Citizens Forum
Represented Indian Water Rights Issues 2003-2005
Yuma County FEMA Board -1996-2006
Tule River Tribal Economic Development Corp - 2006-2009
City of Porterville Parking/Review Ad-Hoc Committee - 2007 – 2008
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Tribe
Chief Executive Officer
Overall charge of the Tribal Government AND the Tribe’s Economic Development Corporation. Manage and supervises all Tribal Programs, and Operations. Development of Tribal Government budget, implementation of Tribal Council Policies and Directives. Developed and implemented new Codes, Ordinances, & Policies and Procedures. Developed a new Tribal Elementary School, Tribal Police Department, Tribal Court, Community and Cultural Facility and upgraded Human Resources programs. Overall charge of all Tribal P.L. 93-638 Contracts.
Overall charge of Tribal Economic Development Corp, including operations of Tribal retail operations and development of new business opportunities, revenue streams and economic diversification.
Martin Consulting & Development
Professional Consulting Services to over 70 Tribal Governments, TDHE’s Tribal Corporations & EDC’s . Provided comprehensive economic, community, administrative, strategic planning, business and feasibility studies, business development, and inter-government relations. Facilitated comprehensive financing for multi-million-dollar financing projects, conducted strategic planning sessions for Tribal Councils, General Council’s, Housing Entities (TDHE’s), and Corporate Boards. Lobbied Local, State and Federal Government on behalf of Tribal Government for Tribal Initiatives and drafted Special legislation which was introduced by various Members of Congress.
Restructured Tribal operations, developed Policies & Procedures. Developed Codes, Ordinances & Organizational Charts. Provided Technical Assistance with Grant Writing & Grant Administration. Developed Social & Community Services, including, but not limited to:
Drug Court & other Diversion Programs
Yavapai – Apache Nation (Position for Term of 2 years)
Served on a three-justice panel that hears appeals from the trial court. Heard cases as part of the panel and wrote opinions as assigned by the Chief Justice.
Occasionally served as Acting Chief Justice when the Chief Justice is recued or disqualified or otherwise unavailable.
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Tribe (2/year Terms – Reappointed)
Provided review, screening, background interviews and determination of suitability of all Judicial candidates for all Judicial appointments for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Submitted Report on suitability to serve to the Tribal Council for each judicial candidate.
Confederated Construction Company (Contract Position)
Chief Operating Officer
On an interim contract basis- Overall charge of all daily operations of the Company’s activities, including, but not limited to implementing the company’s Reorganization Plan, which was
authored by me, development of Business Operations, pursuit of 8A Procurement opportunities. Also oversees personnel and operational issues relating to the overall success of the company.
MFHA-Modoc Frontier Healthcare Association
On an interim contract basis- Grant Funded
Served as Interim Executive Director and Clerk of a Multi-Agency/Jurisdictional Healthcare Board consisting of the City of Alturas, Modoc County and (3) Native American Tribal Governments for the development of a new Hospital. Developed initial Policies & Procedures, Bylaws, and prepared Organization for formal professional start up.
Tule River Tribe/Tule River Tribal Council (Contract)
Clerk of the Tribal Council
Overall charge of all Tribal Governmental Departments, Programs, and Operations. Development of Tribal Government budget, implementation of Tribal Council Policies and Directives. Developed and implemented new Codes, Ordinances, & Policies and Procedures. Developed a new Tribal Elementary School, Tribal Police Department, Tribal Court, Community and Cultural Facility and upgraded Human Resources programs. Overall charge of all Tribal P.L. 93-638 Contracts.
Conducted comprehensive Reviews, Audits, and Investigations of the Tribal Gaming Facility and Regulatory Structure in my capacity as Clerk of the Council and submitted Reports & Recommendations for improvements.
Developed new Grant Programs including making Projects “shovel ready” for Community Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) Funding.
Cahuilla Band of Indians
On an interim contract basis:
Restructured all Tribal Governmental Departments, Programs, and Operations. Development of Tribal Government budget, implementation of Tribal Council Policies and Directives. Developed and implemented new Codes, Ordinances, & Policies and Procedures. Developed a new Tribal Grant Programs, Health Insurance and upgraded Human Resources programs. Also instituted the development of new building programs, including a new Tribal Administration Facility. Overall charge of implementation of all Tribal P.L. 93-638 Contracts. Oversaw process for hiring of new Tribal Administrator.
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Appointed Contract Position)
Board Secretary - Economic Development Commission
Board Secretary. Evaluated all potential Economic Development projects, ranging from simple Land Leases to complex Solar Energy Projects to Gaming expansion Projects. Recommend Council action.
Tohono Odham Nation/San Lucy District
Strategic Planning Director
Served as overall director of Community Planning for the Districts Community and Strategic Planning efforts. Supervised all planning projects, including the development of land use, land acquisition due diligence, grant development, development of community facilities and infrastructure such as drinking water systems and sanitary sewer systems.
Sighted new land acquisition which resulted in Tribes new West Phoenix Valley Casino Resort and additional 3000 acres for Tribal Housing & Community Development, resulting in expanding Reservation land base from 40 acres to 3500 acres.
Cocopah Indian Tribe/Cocopah Tribal Council
Overall charge of all Tribal Governmental Departments, Programs, and Operations. Development of Tribal Government budget, implementation of Tribal Council Policies and Directives. Developed and implemented new Codes, Ordinances, & Personnel Policies and Procedures. Developed a new Tribal Grant Programs, Self-Insured Health Insurance and upgraded Human Resources Programs. Also instituted the development of new Community Facilities. Overall charge of implementation of all Tribal P.L. 93-638 Contracts. Oversaw aggressive land acquisition program on behalf of the tribal Council and achieved Tribal Membership on Regional Planning Board.
Cocopah Indian Tribe/Cocopah Tribal Council
Director of Planning
Served as overall director of Community Planning for the Districts Community and Strategic Planning efforts. Supervised all planning projects, including the development of land use, land acquisition due diligence, grant development, development of community facilities and infrastructure such as drinking water systems and sanitary sewer systems. Managed all Tribal business expansion and development.
Law Firm of Goldberg & Osborne
Managed preparation of cases for settlement and or Trial. Settled Property Damage Claims. Performed initial Client intake. Managed Client case files and prepared settlement demand packages.
City of Yuma, Arizona
City Administrator’s Office
Preparation of research material for public information for development of hospitality and road improvement assessments, ballot measures, and extension of Special 2% Hospitality Tax. Assisted City Council in presentations to Civic Groups and made presentations of Staff Reports to Committees and Council Meetings and the media.
Office of Congressman Ed Pastor
Lyndon B. Johnson Fellow
Performed research on pending legislation. Assisted citizens and responded to issues raised by citizens. Represented the Congressman at civic functions. Worked on Indian Issues, NAFTA, Social Security Issues. Worked in both Arizona State District Office and Washington D.C. capital Office
University of Arizona – SALT Program
Interim for Summer School
Provided teaching assistant and tutorial assistance to students in the subjects of, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Comparative Religions, and Communications.
Yuma Elementary School District #1
Provided teaching assistance and tutorial assistance to students in the District’s After-School Program at various Elementary Schools.
Arizona Western College
Provided teaching assistant and tutorial assistance to students in the subjects of, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Comparative Religions, and Communications. Taught Political Science 101 as Honors Capstone Project, including development of the Syllabus.
Radio Station KAWC
Broadcaster / Sports Announcer
Operated Radio Programming performed all aspects of broadcast operations. Conducted remote broadcasts. Conducted regular newscast and conducted interviews with news-makers.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
City of Porterville, California, 2007 Unsung Hero Award
City of Porterville, California, 2007 Spirit of Freedom Nominee
Special Appreciation for Improvement & Development of Security at Eagle Mountain Casio, 2007
U.S. Dept. of Interior, Outstanding Contributions to America’s Cultural & Natural Resources
Southern Poverty Law Center-Wall of Tolerance Division Honors for Broadcasting
Outstanding Leadership Award
Outstanding Service Award to Arizona Western College
Environmental Assessment Association
Native American Economic Coalition
International Who’s Who of Professionals
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Latino Peace Officers Association
ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES, & PUBLIC SERVICE:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Legacy Society
Board of Directors-Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias City of Porterville, California, 2007 Unsung Hero Award
City of Porterville, California, 2007 Spirit of Freedom Nominee City of Yuma, Arizona Planning & Zoning Commission, 1993-1997 City of Yuma, Arizona, Yuma Youth Leadership, 1993-1994, 1997 Arizona Western College, Student Lobbyist 1994
1995 City of Yuma, Arizona Council Nominee
USBA – WBA Youth Middleweight Boxing 1989-1992
State Championship Tournament