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Management & Enforcement of Business Site Lease Regulations

Introducing Audrey Charley, the new RED Dept. Manager. 

Audrey Charley holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Indigenous Studies with a focus in Political Science from Northern Arizona University. With a background in project management and relationship-building, she joins the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development with extensive experience in fostering partnerships with tribal nations across the Southwest region, including California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.

During her tenure with the Arizona State Legislature, Audrey established connections with numerous tribes throughout the state. Her involvement in higher education enabled her to forge connections with various communities within the Navajo Nation, where she encouraged both high school graduates and continuing education individuals to pursue opportunities with Utah State University.

Audrey, a mother and wife from the Utah Strip of the Navajo Nation, belongs to the Waterflows Together clan, born for the Water Edge people. Her maternal-grandfathers are of the Bitter Water clan, and her paternal-grandfathers belong to the Red House clan.

In her role as Navajo Nation Real Estate Department Manager, Audrey is dedicated to leveraging her expertise and passion for economic development to drive growth and prosperity for the Navajo Nation. She is committed to building a sustainable future for her community and forging lasting partnerships that will benefit generations to come.

Department Overview

The Real Estate Department (RED), within the Division of Economic Development (DED), mission is implementing the Navajo Nation Business Site Leasing Regulations of 2005 by assuming the authorities and responsibilities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on management and enforcement of Business Site Leases.

RED manages Business Site Lease records, which includes: ensuring the Lessee provides all required documents (financial statement, certified survey plat and legal land description, environmental review, and other documents). In addition, RED monitors and enforces the negotiated terms and conditions of a finalized lease.

Execute enforcement responsibility by conducting annual inspections, business site visits for any asset status and improvement(s) verification and monitor rental compliance.