WRA Board of Directors

Our board is one of our chief assets, providing exemplary leadership to further the mission of our organization. Board members guide our work fighting climate change and its impacts in the West. They help govern the organization, raise support, and build our network of partners.

Moroni Benally

Vice Chair

Moroni Benally is Co-Director of the Utah League of Native American Voters and also works as the Public Policy Director for a non-profit that focuses on empowering Tribes to prevent violence in their communities. As Co-Director of Utah League of Native American Voters, he has worked on assisting and advocating on behalf of tribes on public lands, water, voting rights, and violence prevention. He also served as Director of the Navajo Nation’s Division of Natural Resources where he helped facilitate the Navajo Nation’s involvement in the Bears Ears National Monument and worked extensively on natural resource policy at the tribal, state, and federal levels. Prior to this, he taught at Evergreen State College in the Masters of Public Administration program. He is currently finishing a PhD in Public Policy at the University of Washington, focusing on collaborative governance around natural resources. He is Diné and currently lives in Arizona.



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