Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger represents District V on the Navajo County Board of Supervisors. She is the first White Mountain Apache to serve on the Board of
Supervisors and was the first woman to serve as Chair in 2015. As a member of the White
Mountain Apache Tribe, she grew up on the Fort Apache Reservation and currently
lives in the Pinetop-Lakeside area.
Supervisor Whitesinger has a strong love of her community, and has spent the majority of her life working in the field of education to better the lives of children and their families. Supervisor Whitesinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and a Master of Arts in Curriculum Development from the University of Michigan.
Following the completion of her Master’s degree, Supervisor Whitesinger started as the Curriculum Specialist for the Dishchii’bikoh (Cibecue) Community School, and now serves as the Director of Instruction Programs for that organization. She has been dedicated to the service of her community and the students of Cibecue for 14 years. She has been a strong advocate for students and community growth.
Through her years of experience in public service, Supervisor Whitesinger has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the community and how her leadership can better serve not only students, but the community as a whole. She currently serves as the Board of Directors Chair of the Sunrise Park Resort (White Mountain Apache owned and operated ski and outdoor recreation area), Vice-Chair of the White Mountain Apache First Things First Regional Council, Chair of the White Mountain Regional Transportation Committee, Board of Directors member of Conservation Legacy (national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs); Advisory Board Member of White Mountain Youth Corp, Vice Chair of Board of Directors for Books for Kids AZ, and National Association of Counties Human Services and Education Committee member.
Supervisor Whitesinger is married to M. Shane Baca, and have two wonderful boys, Dylan and Sirus.
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