Jackson Rancheria Cares About The Community
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians supports the Native American tradition of sharing with and contributing to the local community.
The Tribe’s commitment to upgrading every park and ball field in the county is just the latest example of their community contributions.
The Amador County Chamber of Commerce recognized the Tribe's commitment to the community by naming its annual humanitarian award after our late Tribal Chairperson Margaret Dalton.
Supporting Charitable Programs
The Tribe makes numerous direct philanthropic grants each year with an emphasis on local community groups, schools, organizations, and projects that benefit children and seniors. Thousands of grants are awarded each year, ranging from small individual grants to major donations to assist schools, senior organizations, and those in need.
Helping Others in Times of Need
When disasters hit anywhere in the world, Jackson Rancheria can provide a convenient and reliable place to make sure your donations go where they are needed most.
Following major disasters, donation stations are often set up in the Casino to allow guests and employees to do their part to aid others in need. All funds collected go to reputable organizations such as the American Red Cross.
Providing Career Opportunities
Jackson Rancheria is the largest employer in Amador County, with more than 1,000 employees in a county with a population of only 35,000.
The Tribe provides competitive wages and an excellent benefits package while striving to set the standard for career advancement, workplace safety, training and support.
Employees enjoy a substantial benefits package that includes on-site child care (the first on-site company-run child care center in the county), medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, generous paid time off schedule, and more.
Protecting the Environment
Jackson Rancheria continues the Native American tradition of caring for the land, enjoying its rewards while protecting it for future generations.
Environmental programs at the Rancheria include:
- An active recycling program
- Energy conservation efforts included in all building projects
- State-of-the-art waste water treatment plant
- Litter removal along the road leading to the Casino and participating in the California Adopt-A-Highway program
Contributing to the County
Since opening the Casino, Jackson Rancheria has voluntarily contributed substantial amounts to County and City agencies to mitigate the Casino's impact.
The Tribe regularly contributes funds to:
- Road maintenance and improvement
- Traffic impact studies
- The District Attorney's office
- The Sheriff's Department
- The Amador Fire Protection District
The Tribe also constructed the Pine Woods Apartments on non-reservation land, providing needed housing and a diversified economic base for the Tribe as well as additional property tax revenues for local government.
In addition, the Tribe built the $5.5 million Dalton Road to bring traffic directly from State Highway 88 to the Casino across the reservation, reducing the impact on county roads.
Tribal business operations pay more than $50 million annually in taxes, including payroll tax, Social Security, Medicare, state unemployment insurance, disability insurance, and others.
Making local vendors a priority, the Tribe annually purchases over $50 million in goods and services.
Jackson Rancheria also supports responsible gambling, providing information in the Casino and on their website about resources for those seeking assistance with gambling addiction.