KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - In a message to all Hopi tribal employees, Curtis Honanie announced his resignation as Chief of Staff from the Office of Hopi Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa.
"I have chosen to seek other challenges and I will be leaving my position at the Hopi Tribe effective March 7," said Honanie. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Chief of Staff. During my time here I have met and worked with many dedicated and hard working tribal employees. I have learned so much from all of you. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and your programs to overcome many issues, as well as the respect and professionalism you have shown to me during our time together. We have made much progress, please continue to work hard and keep the best interest of our Hopi/Tewa people at heart."
During his absence, Chairman Shingoitewa has delegated Staff Assistant Micah Loma'omvaya and Executive Secretary Nicole Honanie to oversee all daily activities for the Office of the Chairman, including signatory authority on memos, letters, leave slips, requisitions and timesheets on his behalf.
"Curtis was a good leader and made great contributions to the Hopi Tribe," said Chairman Shingoitewa. "He will be missed. I support Curtis on his decision to pursue new challenges and wish him all the best."
The Hopi Tribe appreciates the dedication and leadership of Chief of Staff Honanie and wishes him success in his new endeavors. His strong leadership and stance on what he thought was best for the tribe will be missed.