Wind River Casino wins workforce award


Winning a workforce award at this year’s Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions made Wind River Casino Human Resources Manager Andi Clifford think about all the casino employees who made it possible.

“This award makes me feel proud of all of our employees who come to work every day and do their job to the best of their ability,” she said. “This award is something that we as a company and tribe should really be proud of.”

The summit, sponsored by the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, awarded five Wyoming employers for their efforts in helping to develop and train the state’s workforce. The award ceremony was held June 18 in Casper where the casino was named the Innovation in the Workforce Award recipient for being, “committed to investing in the development and well-being of their employees and Wyoming’s workforce.”

Accepting the award on behalf of the casino were staff members Clifford, Alvina Aragon, Diana Underwood, Jordan Dresser and Lori Spoonhunter. Clifford said the casino provides trainings for their staff of over 500 that they can not only use at work but also in their everyday lives. Past trainings include money management, customer service, and mental and physical health and well-being.

“This award states a job well done to all the employees of our casinos and enterprises,” Clifford said. “I feel we have announced that we have good business practices and strong competitiveness to the great State of Wyoming.”

The Wind River Casino, located in Riverton, Wyo., is owned and operated by the Northern Arapaho Tribe.