Chairman's Office

Daryl D. Gardipe, RSIC Tribal ChairmanDaryl "Doug" Gardipe is currently serving as the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) Tribal Chairman. Proud of his Paiute and Washoe heritage, Chairman Gardipe has a powerful presence about him.

Chairman Gardipe was elected into office on December 13, 2023. Prior to being elected as the current Tribal Chairman, Gardipe served on Tribal Council for over 13 years, 8 of those years as Vice-Chairman. As Vice-Chairman, he productively managed the day-to-day operations of the tribe which included presiding over council meetings, working with administration, members of council, and other local governments. 

Gardipe's Terms of Office from 2000-2001, 2001-2005, 2005-2009, and 2015-2019. He acted as the Vice-Chairman for 2 terms, 2005-2009 and 2015-2019. 

He also dedicated 25 years to working for RSIC at Public Works Dept. as the Utilities Supervisor. As the Utilities Supervisor, Chairman Gardipe received a State Award from the Nevada Rural Water Association as the Water Operator of the Year. 

With Chairman Gardipe's previous Tribal Council experience, he was a part of acquiring major economic projects. Which included the Walmart on East Second Street, multiple car dealerships on South Virginia Street and the Tribal Health Center. And as the Head Start Liaison to the Tribal Council, Gardipe helped transition the Head Start Program from Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN) to RSIC. 

Furthermore, Chairman Gardipe benefited RSIC by being a member of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and becoming state delegates for the Democratic Party 2005. He also served as a Committeeman on the Truckee River Fund in 2006.  

As well as serving 2 consecutive years as the President of the Three Nations Managment (TNM) Board from 2021-2023 to oversee the Cannabis operations for the Colony Enterprise Authority / RSIC.

Chairman Gardipe values community input and ideas from tribal members on how to make improvements to services in a fair matter.

Some priorities for Chairman Gardipe includes exploring and developing economic opportunities for RSIC, building homes for tribal members, inclusion of language & culture daily, community safety, protection of sacred sites, protecting RSIC's tribal sovereignty and maintaining relationships with county, city, state and federal governments. 

Chairman Gardipe has also served our country as a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. 

As an avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoys spending his free time on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony's Hungry Valley community and traveling with his wife, Darlene Gardipe.