Navajo Nation President-Elect Jonathan Nez and Vice President-Elect Myron Lizer
Published December 15, 2018
WINDOW ROCK — Navajo Nation President-Elect Jonathan Nez and Vice President-Elect Myron Lizer are pleased to announce that the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors voted 6-0 on Thursday, to officially certify the results of the presidential election that occurred on Nov. 6, 2018.
“Certification of the results clears the path for Mr. Lizer and I to take office in January. We have a solid transition team in place that is building our administration and helping to plan the upcoming inauguration,” stated President-Elect Nez.
President-Elect Nez and Vice President-Elect Lizer will take the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bee Hółdzil Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona. The 24th Navajo Nation Council, Board of Education, and Navajo Board of Election Supervisors will also be part of the swearing-in ceremony.
“The Nez-Lizer transition team wants to have a very special inauguration ceremony that is symbolic of youth, unity, hope, and elders. We based our campaign on these notions and we intend to carry them forward when we take office,” added President-Elect Nez.
“As Vice President-Elect, I am thankful to the election board for their action and it’s a great feeling to know that we are now poised to get to work because we know our Dińe needs are great. I look forward with great anticipation to developing a synergy with our appointed leaders and division directors and working along side with President Jonathan Nez on issues and providing necessary leadership,” Vice President-Elect Lizer said.
Doors will open to the public at 7:00 a.m. on the inauguration day. The public is reminded that the inauguration is a drug, alcohol, and weapon free event. Only clear bags no larger than 12” x 6” will be allowed into the facility, or small clutch bags no larger than 5.5” x 8.5”.
The inauguration planning team is working with the Navajo Nation TV & Film office to provide live-streaming of the event. Nez and Lizer also invite the public to join them for an evening celebration event following the inauguration beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Bee Hółdzil Fighting Scouts Events Center. More details will be provided at a later time.