John Williams

Tribal Vice Chairperson

John Williams serves as the Vice Chairman of the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) Tribal Council, a position he has held since January 2013. 

As Tribal Vice Chairman, Williams has been passionate about advancing youth education at the UAIC Tribal School and preserving and enhancing the Tribe’s cultural heritage.

In an effort to protect the UAIC’s interests, Williams has testified before the California State Legislature on numerous occasions.  

Williams is the Chairman of the UAIC Timberland Committee, which is responsible for advising the UAIC Development Corporation on the Tribe’s timberland investments. 

As a member of the UAIC Development Corporation, Williams works diligently to diversify the Tribe’s investments. Williams is also a member of the Board of Directors of Thunder Valley Casino Resort, one of the largest and most successful casinos in the nation.

Williams also serves as the Executive Secretary of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), a position he was elected to in December 2014. 

Williams is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chapa-De Indian Health Program, whose mission is to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low-income individuals by providing convenient access to high-quality, compassionate care. 

 Prior to being elected to the UAIC Tribal Council, Williams worked for three years as Security Supervisor at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, and served on the Tribal Historic Preservation Committee for three years. Williams lives in Auburn, California, not far from the ancestral home of the members of his Tribe.