North Bend, Ore. – The Coquille Indian Tribe has selected Judy Metcalf as Chief Executive Officer of the Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO).
Metcalf has been serving as CEDCO’s interim CEO since October 2014.
In an announcement to the Tribal membership, Coquille Tribal Chairperson Brenda Meade cited Metcalf’s success in completing the joint venture with Knutson Towboat for the Ko-Kwel Wharf export terminal as interim CEO, and her project management of the Tribe’s Medford gaming venture as key factors in the Tribal Council’s decision to make the appointment official.
“During Judy’s interim time as CEO of CEDCO, she demonstrated her ability to improve communications and develop trust throughout all of the CEDCO entities,” Meade wrote. “Ultimately, Judy’s tireless work ethic and commitment to the Coquille Indian Tribe makes her the ideal individual to lead the Tribe’s economic development.”
Metcalf’s work for the Tribe began with the Coquille Tribal Gaming Commission where her 10 years of service included the creation of The Mill Casino, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. For the past nine years she has served as CEDCO’s executive director for special projects and as project manager for the Medford gaming project’s fee-to-trust process. Her background also includes work at Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Portland, and several positions with Nike, Inc.
About the Coquille Indian Tribe: Comprising a people whose ancestors lived in the lands of the Coquille River watershed and lower Coos Bay, the Coquille Indian Tribe today has 1,000 members and a land base of 7,043 acres. After the United States reinstituted federal recognition to the Tribe and restored its full sovereignty rights in 1989, the Coquille Tribal government created an administrative program that now provides housing, health care, education, elder care, law enforcement and judicial services to its members. The Tribe is the second largest employer in Coos County, Oregon, with successful business ventures in forestry, arts and exhibits, gaming and hospitality, high-speed telecommunications export trade and renewable energy.
About CEDCO: As the business arm of the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Coquille Economic Development Corporation is committed to securing the financial health of the Tribe and to making a proactive, positive contribution to the economy of Oregon’s South Coast. CEDCO manages The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park and Tribal One Broadband Technologies, LLC, which does business locally as ORCA Communications, and is a partner in K2 Exports, LLC.
Contact:Ray Doering, corporate communications director, 541-756-8800 ext.1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.