Meet Nicholas Fonseca
07/01/2014 03:51PM ● Published by Style
Photos by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group
Since being elected chairman in 2001, Fonseca and the Tribal Council have worked hard to promote economic growth on tribal lands. For years, the Rancheria lacked access to any public roads, but after a long battle to approve the construction of the Red Hawk Parkway overpass, Red Hawk Casino finally opened in December of 2008. It is now one of the largest employers in the region, providing much-needed income to fund tribal health care, education and welfare programs. It’s also a family business: Fonseca’s four adult daughters work for the tribe, and he is passionate about the community spirit of the place he calls home. “Everything the tribe does is a team effort,” he shares.
For more about Nicholas Fonseca and other local happenings and information, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style – El Dorado County Foothills edition.