Hours of OperationBy Appointment Only
Family Background: Shelly was born and raised in Zuni, New Mexico. She is 2rd oldest daughter of Harry Chimoni and late Rosaline. She has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is a mother of 3 children, 27-year-old son Adrian, 15-Year-old son Dominick, and 7-year-old daughter Amira. Shelly has been an emerging leader as a young adult therefore contributes to her seasoned experience in leadership she is always eager to share her background and knowledge with individuals/organizations she is fortunate to work with. One core value is that is most dominant in Shelly’s life is helping others and being of service, this is an attribute from her especially her father and late grandmother Olive Leekity Chimoni.
Shelly recently returned to finish her undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico she is a double major in Political Science/Criminology, she believes that education is a never-ending process and is never too late to finish a degree.
She attended high school at Rehoboth Christian High School graduated in 1989
Former Executive Director for All Pueblo Council of Governors previously known as AIPC 2011 to 2012
Former Tribal Leader Zuni Tribal Council 2007-2011
Fellow of Yale Child Study Center-Children’s Exposure to Violence
10+ years Working for the Pueblo of Zuni
Interned for Senator Jeff Bingaman
Professional Career: Ms. Chimoni has served in various capacities of leadership and possessing 10+ years of management. She is well versed in the technical areas related to tribal government, education, health care, and social/judicial issues as it relates to children and families. She is familiar and savvy in networking with the leaders within the tribal/state/federal governments.
- Education Coordinator for Zuni Education Career Development Center contributed 10+ years serving high school and college students addressing recruitment and retention issues related to vocational education/post-secondary matters.
- Served as Executive Director for Office the Chairman of All Indian Pueblos Council (AIPC) worked with 19 Pueblo Governors
- She has served in various capacities with the Pueblo of Zuni:
- Head Councilwoman-Legislative Body of the Zuni Government
- Safe Start Project Coordinator
- Tribal Youth Director
- Counselor Higher Education/Employment Assistance Program
- Higher Education Scholarship Director
- School to Work Coordinator UNM Gallup
- Career/Job Placement Coordinator UNM Gallup