Kevin Callahan and Darrell Dixey at the outgoing council luncheon on September 4.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council bid farewell to the outgoing council members Kevin Callahan and Darrell Dixey during a small luncheon on Friday, September 4. Tino Batt, who resigned earlier this year, was not in attendance.
Donna Thompson, FHBC Secretary and moderator for the event, said they wanted to express their appreciation for the last two years of serving on the council. She presented the two with a Pendleton blanket, Certificate of Appreciation and card.
Dixey said it was an honor to work for the Tribes and acknowledged the administration staff for their work. He said he was going to take a year vacation and be back. He felt the council accomplished as much as they could for the membership despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve done the best we can and could for everybody, the membership, especially,” he said. “That was mainly what we had in mind is the membership, not just ourselves. We never really think about ourselves, people think we might, but we don’t.”
He laughed as he said, “If you see me on the sidewalk, wave at me. I’m still working for you no matter what.”
Callahan thanked everyone in attendance, the administration staff, as well. He gave well wishes and said he hoped everyone does good in the future.
“The future, our next council, hopefully they do their job really good. This isn’t a job, I always said it’s a two-year contract,” he said, adding some try to do it again.
The two were wished well by those in attendance, including their fellow council peers, administration staff, public affairs and department managers.