MVEA Linemen Light Up Navajo Nation

At Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA), our commitment to community service and support extends far beyond our local territory. This week, we're incredibly proud to highlight the efforts of our dedicated linemen—Nathan Ortiz, Levi Suarez, John Webb, and Jon Weitz—who are making a significant impact in Arizona by participating in the Navajo Light Up program.

Light Up Navajo is a transformative initiative led by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in collaboration with the American Public Power Association. The program aims to bring electricity to families in need within the Navajo Nation, a community where many homes still lack access to basic electrical infrastructure.

This year, 46 electric utility companies from 16 states have joined forces to participate in this life-changing program. As of June 20, the homes of 125 Navajo families have been connected to the grid for the very first time!

At MVEA, we have always believed in the importance of giving back to our communities. Whether through our local initiatives like Operation Round Up or broader efforts like Light Up Navajo, we are committed to making a positive impact. Our linemen’s involvement in this program exemplifies the spirit of service that drives our association and highlights the crucial role of electric cooperatives in fostering community development.

We are immensely proud of Nathan, Levi, John, and Jon for their dedication and hard work. Their efforts are lighting up more than just homes; they are lighting up futures and creating opportunities for a better quality of life for the Navajo families.

Stay tuned for more updates and stories of our team members making an impact on this project.