The Chinle Chapter Government is a local government established as a Chapter under the Navajo Nation on February 14, 1956 - it is the 32nd Chapter to be certified as one of the 110 Navajo Nation Chapters. On December 21, 2010, the Chinle Chapter became a Local Governance Act Certified Chapter, which is milestone for Navajo Nation Chapters to achieve. Chinle Chapter is one of the larger Chapters on the Navajo Nation with over 3,800 registered voters with a service area of Chinle, Arizona and smaller surrounding communities such as Del Muerto, Spider Rock, and Valley Store to name a few.
The Chinle Chapter Government operates with the following principles:
The Mission of the Chinle Chapter Government is to be accountable to its community and constituents in providing high quality services and implementing community initiatives in a responsible, honest, fair, professional, and courteous manner.
As the HEART of the Navajo Nation, the Vision of the Chinle Chapter Government is to work together to have a self-sustaining and thriving community embodied with:
The Chinle Chapter conducts a monthly Chapter Meeting for community members to express their opinions and concerns to Chapter Officials, the Grazing Representative, and the Navajo Nation Council Delegate. The monthly agenda for the Chapter Meetings is developed during the Planning Meeting, where requests are made to be on the agenda. When an item needs immediate attention, a Special Meeting may occur. Generally, the Planning Meeting occurs on the first Monday of each month, and the Chapter Meeting is on the third Sunday of each month – the meeting schedule is subject to change and the dates for each meeting can be found on the calendar under the News/Events tab.