Tony Skrelunas was raised in Big Mountain, Navajo Nation by his great
grandparents. He has a B.A. in Small Business Management and a M.B.
A., Masters in Business Administration Degree, from Northern Arizona
Mr. Skrelunas currently:
• Is a Program Director at Grand Canyon Trust and
a partner in the Horizon Springs Partnership,
where he leads highly innovative work that aims
to enable Hopi and Navajo communities and
governments to create sustainable economic
development projects focused in retail, tourism,
and utility scale renewable energy sectors.
• Serves as chair of the Native American Bank,
Community Development Corporation
• Serves as a stockholder for Southwest Tradition Log Homes Inc, a
manufacturer of Log Cabin products using culturally relevant and
sustainable development methods such as use of small diameter logs
for elder hogans.
• Serves as Board Member of the
Coconino County Sustainable
Tony is the former Executive Director of
the Navajo Nations Economic Development
and Government Development Divisions.
He is widely known for his management of
massive changes to the Navajo Nation
including work on the Local Governance Act of 1998, Securing
Congressional Delegation of Navajo Business Site Leasing, Changes to
the Sales Tax Code allow for local taxes,, change to Land-Use Planning
Policies, securing the first grants from NAHASDA for Land Use Planning,
and developing an alternative local governance model called Council
of Nat’aa, based on the Navajo Traditional Governance.
Tony is considered a premier expert in the
development of traditional forms of
government and the development of
economic plans that are in tune with local
culture, vision, and traditional values. As
such, he is a valuable guide to the devel-
opment of a high performance company
that respects the Native American values
and ensuring a consulting arm that truly helps achieve the Keya Vision
of sustainable, culturally cognizant communities.
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