GRIC Member Gary T. Mix Sworn in as New Tribal Treasurer, Succeeds Keller
Gila River Indian News
Gary T. Mix, from District 4 (Stotonic), was sworn-in as the new Treasurer for the Gila River Indian Community on Jan 1.
Mix replaces long-time Treasurer Robert Keller, who retired on Dec. 31, 2021. Keller was instrumental in his work in the Community over the years, working closely with Executive Office, Community Council and others.
Mix served as Budget Administrator for the Treasurer’s Office for over five years prior to his appointment as Treasurer.
“I’m excited. I’m ready to keep things moving forward here and working with the leadership, council, the staff and all our internal and external clients.” said Mix. He said he sees the role as working to “support the Community’s endeavors and support our department personnel.”
Mix grew up in the Community and attended grade school here before attending Chemawa High School in Salem, Ore. He currently lives in District 6.
In 2002, Mix began working for the Community as a file clerk. He has served in numerous positions, including Secretary III, Program Accountant and Senior Accountant for planning/financial reporting.
“I learned a lot and gained a lot of experience and completed school,” said Mix, who attend the University of Oregon where he received his Master’s in Information Management. His undergrad degree is in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting through Chandler-Gilbert Community College and DeVry University.
Mix was sworn in by GRIC Chief Judge Anthony Hill during a small ceremony at the Governance Center in Sacaton, where he was joined by his parents, Susan Morago and Gary Mix, who stood beside him.
“He’s earned it, he went to school, put his time in” said his father, Gary Mix, “I’m proud, the whole family is proud.”