(Term: November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019)
Marla McDade Williams, Commissioner
(Term: November 30, 2015 to October 28, 2018)
Kelly Krolicki is a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe, CA and NV. She attended San Francisco State University in 1985 and pursued a minor in American Indian Studies. She graduated from the California State University at Chico in 1990. In 1992, she moved to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Masters of Business Administration from UNR in 1994.
Kelly and Brian Krolicki have been instrumental in Nevada politics for well over 24 year. Her husband, Brian Krolicki is the former Nevada Lt. Governor and State Treasurer. Her oldest daughter, Kate Krolicki, interns for the Nevada Indian Commission when she is home from college.
“I have always been passionate about American Indian issues. The Stewart site is a project that I would like to see to fruition. The Stewart project has an important story to tell in the plight of the American Indian and Nevada history,” says Kelly Krolicki.
Richard Snyder, Commissioner
(Term: February 7, 2017 to October 31, 2019)
The Rev. Richard Snyder serves as Chaplain at Warm Springs Correctional Center. He previously served at congregations in the Navajo Nation and was administrator of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland. He currently volunteers at congregations in Wadsworth and Nixon.
Richard Snyder, Commissioner
Kostan R. Lathouris, an enrolled member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, received his Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as a University Honors Scholar, from UNLV in 2009. He is a member of both the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of Nevada, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and in the courts for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, and the Colorado Indian River Tribe.
Kostan practices federal Indian law and tribal law, including rendering legal opinions, drafting and updating tribal laws, representing tribal interests in tribal-state gaming compact negotiations, and asserting and defending tribal sovereignty in tribal and federal court litigation for various tribes. His volunteer work includes representing abused and neglected children, grandparents seeking visitation with their descendants, and serving on his tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Act Committee and the Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance.
During law school, Kostan received the Barbara Buckley Community Service Award, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Environmental Law, the State Bar of Nevada Diversity Scholarship, the Public Interest Law Association Full Grant, and the Professional Development Fellowship. He chaired his school’s Native American Law Student Association (“NALSA”) and was awarded second place “Best Spoken Advocate” during the 2015 National NALSA Moot Court Competition. He also spent a summer interning with the Department of the Interior, Officer of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.