• Ak-Chin Community Council

    Chairman Robert Miguel

  • Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board

    Chairman Charles Carlyle

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Proven Leadership Similar to Any Municipality

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is governed by a five member Community Council which oversees the governmental operations and departments that service the Community of Ak-Chin. The Council consists of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and three Council Members – all of whom are elected democratically by the full Community in November elections. All Council Members serve in 4 year terms with an 8-year term limit. Under their leadership, the Council provides direction and approves recommendations similarly to any municipality’s City Council. The Ak-Chin Community Council continues to prove its commitment to long-term growth and economic diversification in the Community and the surrounding region.


The Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board was formally established by the Ak-Chin Community Council to develop, operate and manage the Community’s industrial properties. It is responsible for the marketing, development and management of Santa Cruz Commerce Center, the property surrounding the Ak-Chin Regional Airport, and an interstitial property known as the Bunger Property, which includes the Adobe Office Suites, acts as a tenant advocate both within and outside the Community to identify opportunities, streamline processes, and accelerate solutions to any issues that might arise.

  • The Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board is committed to being a one-stop resource for tenant needs, which saves both time and money for potential tenants seeking space in existing buildings or future development in the Center.

  • To simplify matters for tenants, the Board works with Community departments and outside entities to facilitate the processes for planning and zoning, architecture and construction, and building permitting and signage within the Community on behalf of the tenant.

  • All negotiations and approvals are handled in-house.

With the input of many insightful Community leaders, talented staff members and professional consultants, the Community has made the Santa Cruz Commerce Center and its adjacent industrial properties an emerging commerce hub.


Robert Miguel, Chairman
Gabriel L. Lopez, Vice Chair
Octavio Machado
Lisa Garcia
Delia M. Carlyle


Charles L. Carlyle, Board Chair
Maria Hernandez, Vice Chair
Terry Enos
Franklin Sam
Leonard S. Gold


Philip J. Entz, UrbanTech Ltd.
Robin Reynolds, NICE Creative

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Latest News

New Hydroponics Operation to Grow its Business at Ak-Chin

On July 19, Ibarra Family Farms broke ground on its first U.S. hydroponic operation at Santa Cruz Commerce Center, the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s industrial park. The wholesale operation will produce leafy greens for farmers markets, supermarkets and local restaurants. Phase1 will consist solely of the installation of a 16,128 SF pre-engineered/pre-fabricated greenhouse manufactured by Cravo […]

What do our enterprise partners say?

Never in our twenty years have we worked with a group so determined for excellence … I am honored to be a part of Ak-Chin’s history and to work with a team of such high character and dedication to growth.

Caesars Entertainment is proud of our 20-year relationship with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. As the only tribal gaming enterprise in Arizona with an international management partner, we value and commend the Community’s continued commitment to bringing quality entertainment to the Valley.

With a shared heritage in farming, Ak-Chin and Hickman’s have cultivated a strong partnership. In an environment committed to product excellence, long-term environmental sustainability, and high standards for food safety, our business has been able to grow and expand.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has been a tremendous partner for Troon Golf. Their support in making substantial investments in Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club has created a wonderful asset of immense value not only to the Ak-Chin community but for the golf community as a whole. Their vision of elevating the facility to national prominence demonstrates the strong commitment they have for the project.