The Mission Statement:
“It is the mission of the White Cone Chapter to provide a system of structured and organized growth for our community; to promote education and health; to ensure adequate economic development and community infrastructure and to be self-sufficient.”
The Vision Statement:
“It is our vision of the White Cone Chapter to ensure that the community is enriched with many values, traditions, and teaching of the modern and traditional lifestyle of our community.”
White Cone Chapter
Navajo Name: Be’ak’id baa’aoogeed (Excavated For a pond)
The elderly say that Be’akid Baa’a’oogeed was named after a local trader/ trading post manager who dug a well next to a local livestock pond; Which was needed for quality water to operate the White Cone Trading Post. Later, people begin gathering for local community meetings in front of the trading post wall until a more permanent site for a meeting place was planned. The White Cone Chapter was first certified in 1957 and a facility for the Chapter House was built shortly thereafter.
The Chapter House was relocated to milepost 28 N-06 in 1988 with new housing additions along with a Western Refinery Giant gas and convenient store for the community with 24 hours services for the public.
The additional local community program services are the Community Head Start Program and the Senior Citizen Center that is provided for community families. The CUSD is operating White Cone High School at the previous site by the old trading post site, which is currently vacant.
The White Cone Chapter conducts monthly meetings to keep residents informed; residents have a forum to express their opinions to their Navajo Nation Council Delegate or to decide on matters concerning their chapter.
Jonathan Lewis, PRESIDENT
Henry Attakai, VICE-PRESIDENT
Lavida B. Maestas, SECRETARY/TREASURER
Francis Lester, GRAZING MEMBER
Elmer P. Begay, COUNCIL DELEGATE
Sherri Dick, CSC
Emerita Baker, AMS
Tonya Greasewood, OFFICE AIDE
Richard Lester, WORKFORCE MAINTENANCE
Elwood Charley, RECREATION MAINTENANCE
Irvin Chee, RECREATION ASSISTANT