Ya’at’eeh shi’keii (Hello My Friends)
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful organization.
I am Rodger Dahozy, Apache County Assessor. I recently took office in January 2009. I have had many wonderful experiences during the last few months. Everyone has been extremely welcoming. After several months in office I have started feeling that I have a better understanding of what it means to be a county Assessor.
I was born in Parker, Arizona. I started school in Poston Elementary. As a child, we had moved to Fort Defiance. I graduated from Window Rock High School in 1970. I continued my education at Navajo Community College, when it was located in Many Farms. I studied Animal Husbandry. Also, I attended UTC in Provo, Utah.
When I was young, the family was involved with raising livestock. I began participating in rodeo. My main interest was steer wrestling. I traveled all over pursuing my interest. I started working with the Navajo Nation District 18 Grazing Committee under the Fort Defiance Chapter. I have worked with land issues and worked with livestock owners for 14 years. I have served as a school board member for Window Rock School District.
I am married and my wife Sarah is a Respiratory Therapist at the Ft Defiance Hospital. We have seven beautiful children. “My children's’ interest in the sport of rodeo occupies much of my time, when I am not attending to my duties as the County Assessor.” I like to spend time with my kids and be the cool dad.