Attorney General Fox Appoints CSKT’s Carole Depoe Lankford to Montana Gaming Advisory Council
Attorney General Tim Fox has appointed Carole Depoe Lankford to the state’s Gaming Advisory Council. Carole’s appointment was effective September 27 and her term expires on September 27, 2021.
“Carole will bring an important perspective to the Gaming Advisory Council and I am delighted to have her on board,” Fox said.
Carole Depoe Lankford is currently serving her seventh term on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council. She represents the Ronan District of the Flathead Indian Reservation. A lifelong resident of the reservation, Carole graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1977. First elected to the Tribal Council in 1993, Carole has an extensive background in forestry, fish and game Conservation, and tribal administration. She and her husband Tom have seven children and 14 grandchildren.
“I look forward to sharing my years of experience with the Gaming Advisory Council,” Lankford said. “My time on Council has allowed me to learn from some of the best minds in the gaming industry.”
Created in 1989, the Gaming Advisory Council (GAC) advises the Attorney General on public policy matters related to gaming, including amendments to the gambling statutes, additional or modified departmental rules, clarification of existing rules, and operation of the Department of Justice’s Gambling Control Division. Under state law, the council is made up of nine members. Legislative leaders select the legislative members while Attorney General Fox appoints the remaining members. State law requires that one member of the GAC be from the Native American community.
More information on the GAC is available online: https://dojmt.gov/gaming/gaming-advisory-council/