Mission Statement

Inspire a vibrant community supported by strong positive family values, Navajo culture, economic sustainability, good health and viable agriculture.

Vision Statement

To create a sustainable and healthy community.

Our Story

Chilchinbeto Chapter is located 24 miles southeast of Kayenta on Navajo Route 59. This road was finally paved during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and provides the shortest route between Kayenta and Many Farms/Chinle. The Northeastern edge of Black Mesa serves as a backdrop to the community. Chilchinbeto Chapter is the home of the world’s two largest hand-woven Navajo Rugs. In English Chilchinbeto translates to Sumac Spring. In Navajo Chilchinbeto is called Tsiiłchin Biiʼ Tó.

iBy the early 1970’s, Chilchinbeto had only one mobile telephone in the entire community and it was at the Chilchinbeto Community School. There were no paved roads, no running water line, no electricity, no tribal housing, and no sewer system. The place was very desolate,

From 1977 to 1985, Chilchinbeto rapidly saw massive growing years. Most infrastructural developments happened during this era Chilchinbeto now had its own telephone sevice and more quality television reception was coming in from Albuquerque. The newly paved road unfortunately did not come directly through the community. It turns 45 degrees away from the community and if forever hides Chilchinbeto over the hill.

Today, the Chilchinbeto Chapter administration and officials are officials are toiling with thier contemporarily much-educated voters by assuming successful transition and prosperous changes for the community. The leaders and the people are working cooperatively. The mission is to develop like-enhancing development that transcends the fundamental goal of providing high-quality employment by building innovative and sustainable neighborhood with a focus on long-term community engagement. The leaders achieve this by organizing the work around four areas of practice: conceive, plan, develop, and operate. The result is a human-centered stratagy that fosters the creation of sustainable planning, development, and policy solutions to strengthen the social, economic, environmental, and cultural health of the regions in which the people live and work.

Although the public meetings were interrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic , the leaders used teleconferencing and social media to inform. Community leaders learned that they can explore independently without relying on anyone outside of the community. A paradigm shift has occurred. It is the right time to be a leader. So, many factors played a role, including the allocations of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Fiscal Recovery Fund in an effort to minimize the effect of the Covid Pandemic.

The goals and objectives that several previous administration have set forth are focal points of fulfillment that bring challenging development. Chilchinbeto had an enormous potential to ride as an economic power. Plans are underway to entice big businesses. There are four main strengths that we must effectively use in our efforts t establish the Chilchinbeto Chapters as a premier chapter of the Navajo Nation (1) Human Capital, (2) Natural Resources, (3) Geographic Location, and (4) LGA Authorities. With these pillars, our local government, and community are bound for positive development and independence. 


The Chilchinbeto Chapter conducts monthly meetings to keep the residents informed; residents have a forum to express their opinions to their Navajo Nation Council Delegate or to decide on matters concerning their chapter.


District 8 Grazing Meeting
May 02, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Chilchinbeto Chapter

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Click Here for the 2023 District 8 Grazing Committee Meeting Schedule

 Veterans  Meeting
Tuesday,May 07, 2024 @4:30 PM

 Planning  Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2024 @2:00 PM

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

 CLUPC Meeting

May 01, 2024

  @6:00 PM

St. Mary’s food bank  May 07, 2024 @ 1:00 pm





Navajo Nation Voter Registration

Be apart of the change in this community.

Register to VOTE today @ Chilchinbeto Chapter

Documents Needed:
  1. Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Drivers License/State Issued Identification

*Voters Registration is closed until April 10, 2023*


Documents Needed (Must provide 3 of 5):
  1. Drivers License/State Issued Identification
  2. Utility Bill or Equivalent Document
  3. Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  4. County or Tribal Voter’s ID/Registration 
  5. Social Security Card

Water hauling

 Available during office hours.

Morning – 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon – 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.


water rates:

$5.00 for new water card, $10.00 for replacement card

$0.04 per gallon plus 6% NN Sales Tax

50 gallons – $2.00

100 gallons – $4.00

200 gallons – $8.00

250 gallons – $10.00

500 gallons – $20.00

*Overhead hose available, you can also bring your own hose*

Other Services

Xerox Copying

.25 per page

6% NN Sales Tax



Outgoing Fax – $2.50 for 1st page

6% NN Sales Tax

Incoming Fax – $1.00 per page

6% NN Sales Tax


Chilchinbeto Chapter Fax #: (928) 697-5691


Chapter officials

Chapter President

Paul Madson

Chapter Vice President

Thomas Bradley


Virginia White

Wild horse feeding on grassy plain

Grazing Official

Delbert Big

Council Delegate (Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, Kayenta)

Shaadiin Parrish

administrative staff

Chapter Manager

Eugene Badonie

Administrative Assistant

Rose Gillis

Office Assistant 

Ronda Sullivan