MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Dear UNAHA membership;
It is with great pleasure that I get to write to you and participate in the reestablishment of our UNAHA newsletter. Over the 30+ year history of UNAHA there have been newsletters published and sent out to the membership. Your Board members of UNAHA decided it was time to reinstitute a newsletter to allow our UNAHA members to share success stories and to inform the membership of projects and programs that are being created or used across the UNAHA regions.
Over the past five years of serving as your UNAHA President, it has been my pleasure to serve you and try to establish UNAHA as an organization that meets its member’s needs. Your Board works tirelessly to serve and improve the housing conditions within our UNAHA regions. UNAHA serves a large area and many diverse tribal nations. It has been very educational to learn from each other about the struggles and efforts that are being carried out in the UNAHA regions.
UNAHA exists to serve its members in various ways; your Board and staff reach out to our members to try to ascertain your local training and technical assistance needs; we work to create a unified and consistent message of our housing and infrastructure needs and to advocate that message on the local, regional and national levels; and we hope to become a center for information sharing and mentoring within our UNAHA membership. This newsletter will assist all of us in these areas.
We have worked hard to assemble an administrative staff that works hard to meet the identified needs of the membership. Myrna and Bob continue to meet and exceed the level of work that they are asked to provide. Now, with the addition of Charmel McClure Sternick, we are excited about what the future will bring. So, enjoy the newsletter and let Charmel, Bob, Myrna, Sharon, Iva, Joey or I know your thoughts or ideas on what we should be sharing in the newsletter.
We had a very successful meeting in Bismarck and the Standing Rock Housing Authority and tribal leadership were great hosts for the tour, Thank you Brian and Chairman Archambault.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, your Board members or our staff. Thank you and I hope to see all of you in Las Vegas at our next UNAHA meeting in December.