Tribal Administration

Tribal Administration

The Santa Rosa Tribal Administration Offices are located on the Santa Rosa Reservation. The Tribal Administration Office is open Monday–Thursday from 7:00 AM–5:00 PM. Tribal Administration provides general administrative services for the Reservation, including grant administration, Tribal Member services, and other general inquiries.

Vanessa Minott
Tribal Administration
951-659-2700 ext 102

Joenie Miranda
Tribal Administrative assistant
951-659-2700 ext 105

Tribal Receptionist
951-659-2700 ext 100

Cyndie Sawyer-Shea
951-659-2700 ext 111


Finances are overseen by Tribal Administration. The Financial Office is responsible for the general accounting of Tribal Finances, including the Reservation Budget, grant awards, and financial requests for Tribal Members. Tribal Members can submit forms for requests such as Education Assistance and Youth Assistance.

Melinda Flaxbeard
(951) 659-2700 ext 106

Rebecca Freeman
(951) 659-2700 ext 103

Public Works

The Public Works Department is overseen by Tribal Administration. Public Works consists of the Public Works Supervisor, Public Works Laborer, Maintenance Worker, and the Groundskeeper.

Martin Valdez
Public Works Supervisor

Joseph Saul
Public Works Laborer

Donald Kitchen
Public Works Laborer

Gary Meyers Jr
Public Works Laborer


The Santa Rosa Tribal Library originated in the Santa Rosa Tribal Hall Building in 2011. The library has educational games and educational learning tools to stimulate learning, a wide variety of books for all interests including Cultural Books for children, youth, and adults. There is a Computer Lab for the youth with educational materials to expand learning skills. The Tribal Librarian hosts monthly events for the children to stimulate interests in reading, writing and our Cahuilla Language. For more information on Library events please see the Santa Rosa Monthly Calendar.

Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Jeanian Espinoza
Tribal Librarian
951-659-2700, ext 108