Published January 1, 2013 | January 2013 issue
President Obama has appointed Tanya Fiddler, executive director of Four Bands Community Fund in Eagle Butte, S.D., to the federal Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB). Four Bands is a Native community development financial institution founded in 2000 to assist entrepreneurs on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Fiddler, who has served as executive director of the organization since 2002, is also co-founder and co-chair of the Native Community Development Financial Institution Network and chair of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance.
The 15-member CDAB was established in 1994 to provide policy advice to the director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The board includes the secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and the Treasury; the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and nine private citizens appointed by the President.