LEUPP, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Dr. Buu Nygren told 65 teachers, administrators and board members here today that he will announce the start of a strategic plan for the next four years during his second State of the Navajo Nation address on Monday and during a radio address on Wednesday.
The President spoke to the Lukachukai Community School Special Education Training meeting following his participation at a Navajo Nation Council Resources and Development meeting here on water rights.
He said the last time he visited Lukachukai was as an employee with NECA as the community’s new school was being built. He said he looks forward to returning.
He said a strategic plan will provide a roadmap on what each Executive Branch division needs to be working toward and the pathway to get there with measurable results.
In March, the President appointed Arvin Trujillo as administrator of the Executive Branch’s strategic planning efforts. Mr. Trujillo recently served as CEO of the Four Corners Economic Development, Inc.
Wednesday will be President Nygren’s 100th day in office. He told the Lukachukai meeting he plans a live radio address to be carried on several local radio stations to report on the administration’s progress. It is scheduled to air from 1-2 p.m.
He said each Executive Branch division directors and staff have provided 30-, 60- and 90-day reports on their accomplishments and challenges as a way to ensure his Administration continues to be transparent and accountable to the Navajo people from the start.
He added that it’s important to get all of the Navajo Nation open and operating, specifically chapterhouses.
“People tell me they can’t always come to Window Rock,” he said. “It’s too far to drive from Oljato and Monument Valley to Window Rock just to drop off or pick up some paperwork. Meeting in chapterhouses is just as essential as NTUA, the roads department and getting power and water and public safety.”
He said he wants his staff and divisions to be able to direct, help and guide constituents to the correct offices for the services they need.