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Showlow, AZ (January 23, 2015)—Chairman David Tenney formally announced this afternoon that he will be stepping down as a Supervisor at the Navajo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 10th to accept a position within the administration of Governor Doug A. Ducey. The Governor announced today that Mr. Tenney will be the new director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) replacing Mr. Patrick Quinn, effective Monday, February 16th.


Navajo County “PUSHES” Employees toward Health and Wellness for 2015

Holbrook, AZ—The new Navajo County PUSH Program is a worksite wellness program created by employees for Navajo County employees. The program envelops healthy eating habits, with exercise, financial wellness and stress reduction.


Navajo County Board of Supervisor Chairman Jesse Thompson Recognized for His Service and Leadership in 2014

Holbrook, AZ—Chairman Jesse Thompson turned over the Chairman position to David Tenney, and Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger then took Tenney's Vice Chair position for 2015. Supervisor Jesse Thompson has served as a Board Supervisor for 22 years. He has represented his district and the County; formulating partnerships and collaborations among community members, stakeholders and residents to improve the well-being of Tribal and non-Tribal communities.


Winslow Justice of the Peace, B.J. Little Takes Oath for 2015

Holbrook, AZ (January 2, 2015)—Navajo County employee Shirley Hunt, an employee of the Public Defender's Office, looked on as her son, Boyce “BJ” Little, Jr, was sworn in as the Justice of the Peace for Winslow. Hunt has worked for Navajo County for over 9 years. Many family members were in attendance as well. BJ's sister, Chantilly Snelling traveled from Phoenix for the swearing in ceremony. Snelling has spent over 20 years working in social services with a portion of that time working for Navajo County. It seems that public service is a family affair.


Navajo County Emergency Response Team Preparing for Several Issues

HOLBROOK, AZ —The Navajo County emergency operations team prepares for a variety of pandemic events including viruses that may be naturally occurring or manmade. We want the public to know that we are preparing in every way possible for a number of possible threats, and that emergency responders in our region are trying to get the best information possible.


Second Navajo County Leadership Academy Graduates 38 Students

Holbrook, AZ (October 29, 2014)—The second iteration of the Navajo County Leadership Academy graduated a class of 38 County employees on Wednesday, October 29. The diverse group of employees has spent the previous 9 months undergoing intensive training on subjects including county finance, human resource management, conflict resolution, hiring practices, customer service, managing in a political environment, leadership, and ethics.


Campground updates on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Springerville, AZ—October 27, 2014—Some of the campgrounds on the Apache-Sitgreaves (A-S) National Forests are closing for the season. Dispersed camping is still allowed throughout the forests. Please remember the 14 day stay limit is applicable year round. Also, dispersed camping is with no water or trash services – so they are “pack it in and pack it out.”


Sheriff Announces New Detention Agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Holbrook, AZ (October 17, 2014)—The Navajo County Board of Supervisors convened a Special Board meeting to consider an agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which would allow the Sheriff's Office to house inmates from the tribal communities in the County's adult detention facility. Sheriff KC Clark, and a team of his staff, have been working with County Attorney Brad Carlyon, and the BIA, to finalize this agreement, and upon hearing that the final details were complete, Chairman Jesse Thompson asked the Board to meet and consider the proposal.



Holbrook, AZ (October 14, 2014)— Navajo County Recorder Laurette Justman would like to let everyone know that approximately 21,000 vote-by-mail ballots were mailed last week for the 2014 General Election for all voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL).


Navajo County Board of Supervisors Select Jason Whiting to Fill Vacant Seat

Holbrook, AZ (October 14, 2014)—In a unanimous action, the Navajo County Board of Supervisors chose Jason Whiting to replace Supervisor Sylvia Allen as the Navajo County Supervisor for District III. Supervisor Whiting will fulfill the remainder of Mrs. Allen's term which concludes in 2016.

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