Washoe Planing/Project management is located at the Washoe Tribe Headquarters building and provides planning and project management services to the Washoe Tribe and to the Washoe Communities
Mr. Rob Beltramo manages the department.
Mr. Rob Beltramo
Vision Statement of the Washoe Nation
Preserving, reviving and living the Washoe culture and traditions. Where:
- Respect for one another and tribal values promote our spiritual, physical and environmental wellness.
- Educational opportunities are available for all tribal members and descendants.
- A solid economic foundation ensures self-sufficiency for tribal success.
- Responsive government promotes teamwork, professionalism and accountability
On safe and secure tribal lands.
The Washoe Tribal Planning/Project Management Department’s overall goal is to support the Washoe Tribal Council in achieving its vision for the Tribe, the Tribal Communities and the Washoe People by accomplishing goals and objectives based on the Tribal Council’s priorities and available resources.
Program Goals for 2013
Community Development/Project Management
- Working with Tribal and Community Councils and BIA/WRO, completion of the Tribe’s 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) identifying Washoe priority roads projects, and design/engineering and construction of priority roads projects during upcoming construction seasons using BIA Tribal Transportation Program (formerly IRR Program) funding
- Working with Tribal Executive Management, Tribal departments, and the Nevada Department of Transportation, continued scoping and resource development of long and short term projects for safer access to the Tribal Headquarters Complex from US395
- Working with Tribal Council, Tribal Executive Management, Law Enforcement, Tribal Court and Services Programs, and Department of Justice technical assistance providers, completion of the CTAS Purpose Area Four grant work scope for the planning and siting of a new Washoe Tribal Multi-Purpose Justice Center Working with the Hung A Lel Ti Council, Tribal IT, Finance, other Tribal departments, and Frontier Communications, restoration of effective high speed internet to Hung A Lel Ti through completion of the donation and installation of a new Community wifi system serving Hung A Lel Ti Community buildings and all participating residences
Economic and Business Development
- Working with the Tribal Council and Executive Management, the Washoe Legal Department, the Washoe Development Group and the Tribe’s Economic Development Group, development and implementation of a strategic approach to long-term large scale economic/business development projects through formation and operation of a dedicated Washoe business corporation with appropriate charter, leadership, management, structure, resources, authority to succeed, and effective coordination/communication between the corporation and the Tribal Council
- Working with Tribal Executive Management, the Washoe Development Group and the Tribe’s Economic Development Group, continuing progress on the Tribe’s shorter term economic and business development objectives, including revenue and profits from Tribal businesses through support for successful operation of current enterprises and formation of new ventures, attraction of suitable businesses and manufacturing facilities to Washoe Tribal lands or to neighboring parcels for the benefit of the Washoe Tribe and the Washoe people, and support for Tribal members as business entrepreneurs and as employees, empowering and equipping them for success by connecting them with key resources and programs
- Working with the Washoe Legal Department, the Washoe Environmental Protection Department and the Tribal Historical Preservation Office, implementation of the Tribe’s DOI DEMD Washoe Tribal geothermal resource assessment and feasibility study project
Comprehensive Land Use Planning and Permitting
- Working with the Carson and Stewart Councils, the Washoe Environmental Protection Department, the Washoe Legal Department and the Tribal Historical Preservation Office, completion of the 2013 Integrated Resource Management Plan/Comprehensive Land Use Plan update to the 2008 IRMP/CLUP
- Working with Tribal Executive Management, the Washoe Legal Department, the Washoe Environmental Protection Department, and the Tribal Historical Preservation Office, ongoing operation of the Tribe’s limited access and activity permit program
Intergovernmental Consultation and Coordination
- Ongoing support to Tribal Executive Management, the Washoe Legal Department, the Washoe Environmental Protection Department, the Tribal Historical Preservation Office, and other Tribal departments on formal consultation and intergovernmental coordination, including with Douglas County, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management on the Douglas County Conservation Bill, with TRPA, with the Tahoe Transportation District, and with other federal, state, and local governmental entities
Strategic and Program Planning and Implementation
- Continuing support to Tribal Executive Management, the Tribal Communities, Tribal Departments and Tribal groups as requested and assigned throughout the year on strategic, program and project planning, scoping, scheduling, and budgeting and project management on WaSheShuIt’Deh, the Native American Cultural Center at the Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, the Washiw Tahn-Nu Ung-gahl (The Washoe People\\\\\\\'s House) project on the Tribe’s Upper Clear Creek parcel, the meetings and activities of the Carson Community Emergency Response Team and other Tribal emergency management initiatives and emergency response and communications, the Washiw Zulshish Goom Tahn-Nu positive Community signs and other projects, and projects of the Washoe Native TANF Program
Capacity Building Goals for 2013
- Working with Tribal Executive Management, Human Resources, and the Washoe Native TANF Program, development of additional ways to provide smart, hard-working young Washoe Tribal members with positive career development and employment paths within the Planning/Project Management Department and other Tribal departments, including on-the-job experience, education, training and certification Working with Tribal Council, Tribal Executive Management, Human Resources, Washoe Legal, and Finance, development of additional ways to increase employment of skilled Tribal members on Tribal projects Working with Tribal Executive Management and Human Resources, development of additional systems and procedures for improved operations and communications