Martin Harvier, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), took office as Vice President of SRPMIC in December 2006. As Vice President, Harvier supports improving education for Community members and creating opportunities for cultural preservation and promotion.
Harvier grew up in Poston, Arizona. When he was in the sixth grade, his family relocated to Sacaton, Arizona, where Harvier attended the local Bureau of Indian Affairs School. He graduated from Casa Grande High School in 1977. When he was 19 years old, Harvier worked as a chain man on a survey crew for the Gila River Indian Community, and then as a plant mechanic and welder for a company located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for 11 years.
In 1996, SRPMIC hired Harvier as a civil tech soils tester. In 1998, he was promoted to plan manager of a water pump station, and until assuming the office of Vice President, served as the acting Irrigation Manager for the Community.