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Office of the President and Vice President


The Office of the President and Vice President is pleased to present the priorities listing for the Nez/Lizer Administration, which were developed based upon many conversations and dialogues with the Navajo People over the course of several months. We view the priorities as mandates set forth by the Navajo people. During our campaign, we visited over 70 chapters/communities and the resounding call for change was overwhelming. Together, we have to work collaboratively to create solutions and positive change for our people. This mandate by the Navajo people cannot be done by one branch of government alone, but rather through a cooperative working relationship in the coming years.


  • Family
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Housing
  • Economic Development/Tourism
  • Budget & Finance
  • Education & Cultural Language Preservation
  • Governmental Affairs & Policy
  • Public Safety System
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture and Land Issues


First Lady Phefelia Nez and Second Lady Dottie Lizer


Over the last several months, we had the honor of meeting thousands of Navajo families, parents, grandparents, and children across the Navajo Nation and beyond. As parents, we recognize and understand the challenges that Navajo families are facing everyday, but we remind you that through faith and the power of prayer we can overcome and prevail in many ways. We have many areas of focus that require our attention including single parenting, foster parenting, reducing childhood trauma, behavioral and mental health issues, overcoming learning disabilities, and many others. To all of the Navajo women and young ladies, we encourage you to pursue your educational goals as a means to becoming self-sufficient and to maintain your faith in our Creator to help you along the way. As Navajo women, we have many obstacles and challenges that test our faith everyday so it’s important that we support one another and work together. The following priorities for the First Lady and Second Lady are reflective of many meaningful discussions and conversations that we had with many of our Navajo People over the last several months. Together, we can strengthen our families by praying for each other and having love and compassion for everyone.


  • Nonprofit resources
  • Homeschooling resources
  • Volunteerism
  • Philanthropy
  • Literacy
  • Outdoor education and recreation
  • Cultural teachings
  • Navajo language retention
  • Faith based events
  • Financial Literacy
  • Cooperative Extension Education
  • Focus on the home and family – home environments, marriage, parenting
  • Focus on holistic healing and restoring individuals and family units with strong cultural and spiritual foundation




  • Phone: 928) 871-7000
  • Fax: (928) 871-4025


Nez-Lizer Administration
100 Parkway
Post Office Box 7440
Window Rock, AZ 86515
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