CCC&Y proud to support monthly Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting. Next meeting is on Aug. 14

| August 5, 2019

Guest speakers are always welcome

2018 Tuba City Networking Meeting.


TUBA CITY — It’s 10 a.m. Tuba City time, which means it’s 9 a.m. Flagstaff time between the months of March and November, which can play a bit of a challenge for travelers at times.

Those who arrive early often gather in the dirt parking lot of the Tuba City Public Library, sometimes enjoying a balmy summer morning standing by the front door waiting for the library to open, or are huddled in their vehicles to fend off the cold winds of winter.

Yes, it’s time for the monthly Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting, held the second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting is co-presented by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth and the Tuba City Public Library, with the support of the County of Coconino.

Coffee and breakfast snacks are provides as attendees gather in the downstairs conference room, which was recently decorated for the library’s annual Summer Reading Program.

Each month, about a dozen individuals or more gather to share information on upcoming events in the region, from library activities to health events at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp., CPLC Parenting Arizona’s Child Abuse Prevention events in Tuba City, Coconino County’s Car Seat Clinics and Arizona Birth Certificates programs.

Recent attendees included representatives from Raising Special Kids, the Coconino County Public Health Services’ AZ Health Zone and the Community Asthma Program. The guests provide 5 to 10-minute updates on their programs or upcoming events.

District 2 Supervisor Lena Wallen attending the Jan. 9, 2019 Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting.

Sometimes the room is filled to capacity when District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler joins in to provide an update on Coconino County programs and events impacting the region.

Guest speakers — who are given the opportunity to provide a 15- to 20-minute presentation — are always welcomed and should contact or to be added to the guest speaker list.

The historic Tuba City Public Library has turned out to be a perfect location for the monthly gatherings during the past few years. Meetings were previously held at the Monkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, the Tuba City Chapter House and the conference room of the Navajo Nation Justice Center in Tuba City.

Historic Tuba City Public Library. Courtesy photo.

The building was once the historic Krenz-Kerley Trading Post and over the years served as a shooting range in the basement and the location shoot for a Tony Hillerman-based movie — “The Dark Wind,” playing the part of the fictional Burnt Water trading post.

The building was eventually revitalized under the leadership of Supervisor Lena Fowler, who applied for grants to turn the vacant building into the current Tuba City Public Library. At the time, she was president of the Tuba City Cultural Projects (TCCP), a non-profit organization that renovated the historic trading post, according to the 2001 Navajo-Hopi Observer story: “Read all about it….new Tuba City Public Library almost completed.”

About: The monthly Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting is held the second Wednesday of the month from *10 a.m. to noon at the Tuba City Public Library, Community Conference Room, 78 Main St., Tuba City. Presented in partnership by the Tuba City Public Library and the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth, with the support of Coconino County. Contact or to be placed on the presenters agenda or more information. Click here for new Tuba City / Window Rock Resource Guide. Click herefor a listing of upcoming Tuba City/Navajo Nation regional events. (*Meeting hours move back one-hour to Dine Standard Time on March 10, move forward on Nov. 3, 2019.)

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