District 5 - Lena Fowler
Coconino County Board of Supervisors Chair Lena Fowler is serving her second term as Coconino County Supervisor for District 5.
She is Navajo, and was raised traditionally, herding sheep as a child and attending Kaibeto boarding schools.
Lena’s community service and volunteer work began in 1980 as a founding member of Tuba City Concerned Citizens. The group began the first coordination of the cleanup of the former Rare Metals Uranium Mill Tailings Site five miles north of Tuba City. She then served as a deputy registrar for the Navajo Nation and Coconino County. She was recognized twice for registering the most voters in Coconino County.
In 2006, she was appointed to the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission and served as its vice chairwoman until she stepped down to assume her duties on the Board of Supervisors. She was a member of the Commission’s negotiation and legislative teams, lobbied Congress, and worked with water rights attorneys, technical staff and consultants to establish Navajo Nation water rights in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. She also served as the Navajo Nation’s representative to the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council. Also that year, she put her organizational skills to work as campaign manager for Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., in his successful bid to become the first Navajo president re-elected in 28 years.
From 2001 to 2005, Lena was a founding member and vice president of the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Board of Directors. In that capacity, she participated in negotiation sessions with the Indian Health Service which resulted in TCRHCC receiving the second-largest IHS health care contract in the country.
From 2002 to 2005, Lena served as president of the Association for Indian Self-Determination in Healthcare. In that capacity, she organized all of the 638 health care contractors on the Navajo Nation, worked cooperatively to solve issues of common interest, and coordinated successful lobbying efforts to the Navajo Nation and Congress.
She has three children: Raelene, Christopher and Shonie.
Supervisor Fowler participates on the following Boards & Committees:
• National Association of Counties (NACo)
- Rural Action Caucus
- Military and Veterans’ Committee
- Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
• Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG)
• Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
• Juvenile Justice Executive Committee
• Fredonia Chamber of Commerce
• Page – Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
• Friends of the Cliffs
• American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
• Coconino County Library Board
Other Career Highlights
Summer River Trips Available to Youth in District
Apply now for 2016 Grand Canyon Youth Summer River Trip. All youth ages 11 – 19 years old are encourage to apply for a trip down the Colorado River! While the cost of this experience typically prohibits local youth from experiencing their own backyard, Supervisor Fowler has partnered with this organization to provide youth from District 5 the opportunity to learn, heal and connect with mother nature through the river. Financial aid is available. Limited spots remain. Please call 928.773.7921 or visit www.gcyouth.org
Interagency Law Enforcement and Fire Meeting
Join us for the 7th Annual Interagency Law Enforcement/ Fire Meet & Greet on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Glen Canyon NRA – Wahweah District Ranger Office in Page, AZ. This event is a great networking opportunity to learn more about other agency’s work and discuss future collaboration efforts for the benefit of our communities. For more information please contact Miranda at 928.283.4518.
Birth Certificate Service in Tuba City & Page
*1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Local Time)
County Sup. Lena Fowler’s Office
(1 blk West of TCHRCC on Maple St.)
*2nd Wednesday of the month
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Local Time)
CCPHSD Northern Region Office
467 Vista Ave.
Visit our webpage for more information: Birth Certificates
*If traveling, please call ahead to confirm Birth Certificate services hours and availability.
Pre-season Inter-agency Coordination Meeting
Friday, April 15, 2016 – Glen Canyon NRA Headquarters on 691 Scenic View Road, Page, AZ. This meeting is an opportunity for all federal, state and local agencies to meet and discuss regional concerns for collaborate on strategic planning. For more information please contact Miranda at 928-283-4518.
Tuba City Community Networking Meetings
Make the Second Wednesday of Every Month a Priority
This is an exciting opportunity to bring together local business, offices, agencies and organizations and community groups. We aim to improve partnerships and to develop ideas for working together for everybody’s benefit. This is a free event open to the public. For more information on upcoming meeting please contact Miranda at 928-283-4518.
2016 Meeting Schedule:
**March 9; Moenkopi Legacy Inn – Conference Room 1
All meeting are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (local time) at the Tuba City Public Library