On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, the California Valley Miwok Tribe hosted a Meet and Greet meeting with Mr. Max Vargas, Deputy District Director with State Senator Cathleen Galgiani’s District Office, Stockton, CA.

CVMT and Mr. Vargas exchanged dialogue in which much was learned on both sides. It was a very pleasant and cordial meeting. This is the first time that the California Valley Miwok Tribe reached out to Senator Galgiani’s office, and the Tribe was honored to have a prompt response from Mr. Vargas who scheduled time to meet with the Tribe at CVMT’s Tribal Office. The California Valley Miwok Tribe provided information to Mr. Vargas educating him on what programs, assistance, and contacts CVMT has in place to help American Indian families in San Joaquin County, the local community / general public, and the educational system in regards to American Indian Issues and concerns.

Mr. Vargas explained that Senator Galgiani is committed to providing the highest quality of public service possible. For example, when you have a problem with a state agency or need information on state legislation, Senator Galgiani’s district office can be of service. The District Office can assist you with government forms, provide information on legislation, or support you in dealing with state agencies. Constituent services include: DMV / Auto Insurance Problems, Consumer Complaints, Landlord / Tenant Disputes and Unemployment Insurance Questions. Legislative services include: Analyses of Legislation, Copies of Legislation and Laws, Committee Member Rosters, and Speakers on the Legislation Process. And Community Services include: Community Organizations, Technical Assistant / Advice on Local Issues, Funding for Local Projects, and Neighborhood Outreach.

For more information, you can contact State Senator Cathleen Galgiani’s Stockton District Office at (209) 948-7930, the Modesto District Office at (209) 576-6273, and the Capitol Office at (916) 651-4005. You may also visit the website at