W. Patrick Goggles – Director

W. Patrick Goggles


Northern Arapaho

W. Patrick Goggles, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, resides in the rural community of Mill Creek, On the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming. Patrick has been married to Charolette R. Goggles for 47 years and together raised three children and have 10 grandchildren and two Great Grandsons.

Patrick is the Executive Director of Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing, since July 2003. Patrick also serves as the Region 5 Director to the National American Indian Housing Council since 2018. 

Patrick is a Central Wyoming College and University of Wyoming graduate.  Patrick is also a 2003 Leadership Wyoming graduate and an honorary Graduate of the Wind River Tribal College.

Patrick was elected to the 58th Wyoming Legislature in November of 2004 as Representative for House District 33. Patrick served as the Minority Floor Leader, Minority Whip and Ranking Democrat on the Management Council for the Wyoming Legislature until 2014. Patrick is a five-term legislator and was the lone Native American elected to the Wyoming Legislature. 

Patrick also was elected to the Northern Arapaho Business Council in 1978 and served two terms. Patrick has also been elected to the Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees / Wyoming Indian Schools for twenty-two years.

People of the Sacred Land

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