Who We Are
The Deputy Regional Director for Trust Services serves as the designated official for maintaining and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Interior through public laws and restricted requirements concerning individually owned native allotments. He works closely with the Regional Trust Administrator to administer trust asset management activities within the region. He is responsible for budgeting, program planning, and developing mutual relationships with Natural Resources and Real Estate Services groups. The Deputy Regional Director for Trust Services works closely with tribal governments, American Indian leaders and organizations.
The Deputy Regional Director for Indian Services serves as the designated official for maintaining and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Interior through public laws and restricted requirements concerning community services, such as tribal government, human services, credit and housing, and transportation.
The Southern Plains Region encompasses a dynamic and diverse mix of Tribes, Tribal members and natural resources. Of the nearly 90,000 Tribal members that make up the 24 Tribes under the Southern Plains jurisdiction, 55,000 live within the three State service areas, which stretch from the Texas/Mexico border, across West central Oklahoma before finally ending in Northern Kansas.
Within that area the Southern Plains Regional Office (SPRO) is located in Anadarko, Oklahoma as is the Anadarko Agency. The additional three agencies under the SPRO are the Pawnee Agency located in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the Concho Agency located in El Reno, Oklahoma, and the Horton Agency located in Horton, Kansas. The hours of operation for all locations are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The service area is comprised of 585,000 acres of Trust property contained within 13,000 highly fractionated tracts. This high fractionation makes for a challenging work environment at the Regional Office and the individual Agencies.