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12/4/2012 11:36:00 AM
Kayenta Township voters elect new commissioners Nov. 6
Incumbents Greyeyes and Todecheene along with Seaton to serve four-year terms
Navajo-Hopi Observer

KAYENTA, Ariz. - The Kayenta Township elected new commissioners Delores Greyeyes, Carol J. Todecheene and Edward Seaton.

On Nov. 6, Kayenta voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for their new commissioners, deciding who would serve on the Kayenta Township Commission for the next four years.

Incumbents Greyeyes and Todecheene were re-elected to another four-year term. Newly elected Edward Seaton will be sworn-in in mid-January. The newly elected commissioners will join current commissioners Roger Grey and Jodonna Hall Ward in continuing the task of governing and helping to improve the welfare of the Kayenta Township, its residents and to help oversee the township's economic and community development projects.

Voters re-elected Greyeyes, originally from Black Mesa, Ariz. She currently works for the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety as the director of the Navajo Department of Corrections in Window Rock, Ariz.

Voters also re-elected Carol Todecheene, a long-term resident of Kayenta and a graduate of Monument Valley High School. Todecheene worked for the Kayenta Unified School District in several capacities - as a teacher's aide for the special education department and as a transportation supervisor. She also serves on the Arizona School Bus Advisory Council for the state of Arizona.

Edward Seaton, is a newcomer to the commission and is a long-term resident of Kayenta. Seaton is a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University where he studied to be an automotive technician. Seaton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the University of California-Berkeley. He is a certified court interpreter and certified in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California courts.

According to the township's plan of operation, the commission will continue its course to formulate plans for development and to monitor the implementation of projects involving solid waste, drainage systems, airport facilities, fire protection, street layouts, recreation and planning and zoning ordinances.

The Kayenta Township Commission meets monthly to consider plans, to review development and to consider individual requests or concerns of the community. All township meetings are open to the public.

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