Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Jesse Thompson was first elected to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors in 1992, and took office in January 1993. Since that time, Supervisor Thompson has been successfully re-elected for 5 additional terms and his wisdom, passion and expertise in Native American issues, local government and economic development is outstanding. Mr. Thompson attended Northern Arizona University and graduated in 1973 with a degree in education. Prior to becoming a member of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Thompson worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a Tribal Operations Specialist. His relationships across the southwest and the greater United States make him a tremendous resource for every organization that he works with.
Supervisor Thompson is active in the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he serves on the NACo Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee. He is also on the County and Tribal Gov’t Relations Subcommittee. He has worked on the NACOG Transportation Advisory Committee. He is also active with the North Region Advisory Committee for Homeland Security (NRAC). Supervisor Thompson is Chairman of the Winslow Levee Advisory Committee. He works with the office of the Navajo Nation's Navajo-Hopi Land Commission. He is a past member of the Little Colorado River Plateau Resource Conservation and Development (LCR RC&D). Supervisor Thompson is affiliated with the County Supervisors Association (CSA), Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), a past-Chairman of the Arizona North Eastern Economic Development (ANEED) Committee, and a past member of the Tri County-State Elected Officials group.
Supervisor Thompson’s priorities include Reservation school bus route road improvements on the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservations, Veterans Affairs, Senior Centers and education for youth. He has been active in the support of the Winslow Levee Rehabilitation Project for flood mitigation. Supervisor Thompson and his wife, Louise, reside in the Teesto-Hardrock communities, Arizona, and have five children and nine grandchildren.
District II covers a portion of the Navajo Reservation and all of the Hopi Reservation,
and includes the following chapters and villages: Birdsprings, Dilkon, Greasewood,
Indian Wells, Jeddito, Keams Canyon, Low Mountain, Oraibi, Polacca, Teesto, Toreva,Whitecone
and a portion of Winslow.
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