PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Government Development Commission meeting Saturday in Cow Springs

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Commission on Navajo Government Development will be holding a regular meeting in Cow Springs, Arizona at the residence of Miss Sally Fowler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM. The approved meeting will be held inside a traditional Navajo male hogan and is open to the public.

The Commission intends to discuss recommendations for government reform and has proposed three new business items:

        1. Approval of a recommendation by the Commission to the Navajo Nation Council and the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors to approve a referendum regarding the permanent adoption of the three-branch government;
        2. Approval of a recommendation by the Commission to the Navajo Nation Council and the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors to increase the membership from 24 to 48 council delegates in an effort to increase efficiency, enhance representation, improve procedures and quorum, and to reduce over-committed subcommittee assignments;
        3. Approval of a recommendation to the Navajo Nation Council to direct the Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice to nominate a Judicial Branch representative to the Commission.

The location of Sally Fowler’s residence is north of US-160/Navajo Trail on Indian Route 6260. From the intersection of US-160 and 264 in Tuba City, Arizona, the turn off from the highway is 28 miles going northeast towards Kayenta. The Commission will post signage to the meeting. For information, call the Office of Government Development at (928) 871-7214 or (928) 209-5557.

The Commission on Navajo Government Development is part of the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch and is responsible for creating recommendations to improve the Navajo Nation government utilizing public input.

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