Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Jesse Thompson was first elected to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors
in 1992. His wisdom, passion and expertise in Native American, local government
and economic development issues have resulted in his successful re-election for
5 additional terms. Mr. Thompson graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1973
with a degree in education. Prior to becoming a member of the Navajo County Board
of Supervisors, Supervisor Thompson served as a Tribal Operations Specialist for
the Bureau of Indian Affairs. His relationships across the southwest and the greater
United States make him a tremendous resource for every organization that he works
Supervisor Thompson is active in the National Association of Counties (NACo) where
he serves on the NACo Transportation Steering Committee. He currently serves on
the NACOG Transportation Advisory Committee as a Tribal Government Representative
and the NACOG Economic Development Council Tourism Committee. He is also active
with the North Region Advisory Committee for Homeland Security (NRAC). He works
with the office of the Navajo Nation's, Navajo-Hopi Land Commission. He is a past
member of the Little Colorado River Plateau Resource Conservation and Development
(LCR RC&D). Supervisor Thompson is affiliated with the County Supervisors Association
(CSA), Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), a past-Chairman of the Arizona North
Eastern Economic Development (ANEED) Committee, and a past member of the Tri County-State
Elected Officials group.
Supervisor Thompson’s priorities include Reservation school bus route road improvements
on the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservations, Veterans Affairs, Senior Centers and
education for youth. He has been active in the support of the Winslow Levee Rehabilitation
Project for flood mitigation serving as Chairman of the Winslow Levee Advisory Committee.
Supervisor Thompson and his wife, Louise, reside in the Teesto-Hardrock communities,
Arizona, and have five children and nine grandchildren.
District II covers a portion of the Navajo Reservation and the entire Navajo County
portion of the Hopi Reservation, and includes all or part of the chapters and villages
of: Birdsprings, Dilkon, Greasewood, Indian Wells, Jeddito, Keams Canyon, Low Mountain,
Oraibi, Polacca, Teesto, Toreva, Whitecone and most of the City of Winslow.
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