Soboba tribal member retires after half a century of service

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Frances Salgado Diaz has retired from the All Mission Indian Housing Authority board after serving for 50 years. Members are elected by their tribes and she served as chair of the Soboba board of commissioners. Valley News/ Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians photo
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Special to Valley News Frances Salgado Diaz has made the decision to retire from the All Mission Indian Housing Authority board after serving for 50 years. Members are elected by their tribes and she was chair of the Soboba board of commissioners, a position she was elected to by fellow AMIHA board members. Diaz has been an integral part of the organization, having been involved with the formation of AMIHA before its establishment in the early 1970s along with eight other tribes within Riverside, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties. Its purpose was to provide affordable, low-income housing to tribal members of 10 reservations in the three counties it serves. It is one of only three Indian Housing Authorities in the state of California that represen
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