Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Jonathan M. Nez
Supervisor Jonathan M. Nez represents Navajo County District 1, which includes all,
or portions of, the communities of Shonto, Kayenta, Chilchinbeto, Forest Lake, Black
Mesa, Piñon, Low Mountain, Blue Gap/Tachee, Whippoorwill Springs, White Cone, Greasewood
Springs, Indian Wells, and Sun Valley. Supervisor Nez has more than ten years of
dedicated experience serving the public in many different capacities. He is now
serving in his second term as a Navajo County Supervisor, and he also serves as
a Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Navajo Mountain, Oljato, Shonto, and Ts'ah
Bii Kin Chapters.
Supervisor Nez has served as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Navajo County
Board of Supervisors in 2013 and 2012, and he currently serves at the Vice-Chairman
of the Navajo Nation's Budget and Finance Committee. Supervisor Nez serves in a
number of other capacities throughout the northern region of Arizona and Utah.
As a doctoral candidate in Political Science, Supervisor Nez has completed research
on local empowerment and mobilizing local communities of the Navajo Nation to reinstate
their inherent local way of governance. His research focuses on the reduction of
dependence on the central tribal government, and to uphold and enhance the local
inherent sovereignty of the chapter areas.
Supervisor Nez is an avid runner and advocate for healthy living. He enjoys training
and competing in long-distance events, and has competed in multiple marathons. He
hopes to run a marathon in each of the 50 states. He enjoys spending time outdoors
with his wife and their children.
- B.S. in Political Science – Northern Arizona University (2002)
- Masters in Public Administration – Northern Arizona University (2005)
- Certificate in Public Management – Northern Arizona University (2005)
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