Vice Chairman – Dakota McGinnis

Dakota_McGinnis-vice-chairmanDakota McGinnis

Vice Chairman

Third Term March 2014-2018

I would like to thank Bear River Tribal Member’s for Re-Electing me to a third term. It will be an honor to serve Bear River for four more years.

I have been employed with Bear River Band since October 1997 and have held the following positions:

  • Administration 1997-2002
  • Finance Department 2002-2011
  • Economic Development Director 2011-2017


  • Graduated from McKinleyville High School in 1990
  • Executive Education University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
  • Applied Business Strategies, Disciplines of Business, Principles of Business
  • Executive Certificate in Business Administration
  • Neighbor Works Training Institute
  • Certificate of Completion of Community Economic Development Principles, Practices , and Strategies

I am Married with 3 kids & 10 grandchildren.

Dakota McGinnis Jr.
Bear River Band
Tribal Vice Chairperson
266 Keisner Road
Loleta, Ca 95551
Office 707-733-1900 ext 211
cell 707-834-6780