Navajo County repurposing facilities to help balance budget
– Continuing the effort to balance the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and beyond, Navajo County has turned their focus to consolidating and centralizing regional facilities.
On March 31st, Navajo County’s Pine Lake Facility in Pinetop-Lakeside was closed, and services formerly housed in this building were relocated to facilities managed by our local partners. Though the building could be repurposed and utilized by another agency, the closure is expected to save the County $12,000 annually.
“We are looking at all of our facilities to see where we can consolidate and refocus our footprint across the region,” District V Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger said. “We have great local partnerships that allow us to continue providing services to our residents without needing as many county run facilities.”
Another building change for Navajo County is the repurposing of the Frontier Conference Room at the White Mountain County Complex. This building will become the central access point for services in southern Navajo County.
“We have committed ourselves to being more efficient in the way we operate as a government,” Assistant County Manager Bryan Layton said. “This is a great opportunity to leverage staff and resources from several different departments together to reduce costs and also provide a higher level of customer service.”
The closure and consolidation of facilities will allow Navajo County to operate more efficiently while we continue to provide mandated services to our residents.
For more information:
Contact Adam Wolfe
Navajo County Communications Manager
Office: (928) 524-4165