Genevieve Jackson was born in Fort Defiance,
Arizona and raised in Coal Mine, New Mexico in the Tse Bonito Canyon. She
attended schools in Fort Defiance, Arizona, Gallup Public Schools and graduated
from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also attended Brigham
Young University and received her B.S. and M.A. in Educational Administration
from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ms. Jackson has been an educator and
administrator in Central Consolidated School District #22, Window Rock School
District and Gallup McKinley County School District. She has served on various
school boards and also served as the Division of Dine Education Director
in Window Rock, Arizona.
When she was elected as the Shiprock
Chapter Council Delegate, she served two terms as the Chairwoman of the Health
and Social Services Committee. As an officer of the National Indian Health
Board, she was instrumental in lobbying for the construction of the Fort
Defiance IHS Hospital and the Shiprock IHS Hospital.
She has served on many committees at the
local, state and national levels and is known for her work in health promotion
and disease prevention. As a member of the National Diabetes, Digestive and
Kidney Disorders Advisory Council in Bethesda, Maryland, she sought funding for
diabetes prevention for the Navajo Nation. She also represented the Navajo
Nation at the United Nations Declaration Conference on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ms Jackson has been the recipient of
many awards, most notably, the Outstanding New Mexico Women Governor's Award,
Trailblazer Award from the New Mexico Commission on the status of Women, the
National Organization of Women (NOW) and the Navajo Nation Council Delegate of
the Year. She is a published writer and hopes to write an autobiography for her
Her motivation and desire to serve on
the McKinley County Commission is to improve roads, living conditions and seek
economic development for her District 2 constituents.
an email to the District II Commissioner