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April 11, 2017


Sustainable Housing Initiative Survey Opportunity

Gila River Indian Community


In 2016, the Gila River Indian Community (Community) through the Governor’s Office entered into discussions with the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University (ASU) regarding solutions for sustainable housing. The purpose of this initiative is to explore and identify ways to design and build sustainable homes.


ASU was invited to attend Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo 2016 as part of the Governor’s initiative in exploring sustainable design. ASU and the Community hosted a booth to demonstrate how to make adobe bricks and discussed the benefits of using adobe bricks for sustainable housing.


There were about 130 visitors to the booth of which approximately 60 participated in actually making an adobe brick.


ASU and the Governor’s Office have continued to work on this initiative. In addition, the Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority (GRICUA) was invited to provide support as needed to the initiative. At the 2017 Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo, the Community, with the help of ASU staff, conducted a survey to ask Community members how they envisioned future housing in their community. There were over 100 Community members that participated in taking the survey.


The Governor’s Office and ASU determined that offering the survey to the entire Community could provide more insight to the surveys already received. To encourage greater survey participation, GRICUA will host the survey on the GRICUA website (www.gricua.net). In addition, GRICUA will provide copies of the survey at each district office.


The results of the online survey will be combined with the information collected at the 2017 Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo. All results will remain under the control and ownership of the Gila River Indian Community. The results from the survey will serve as an initial step in understanding housing needs, design and construction preferences, and future planning of housing developments.


This is an opportunity for you as a Community member to voice your opinion regarding future housing design and construction and you could win one of eight $25.00 Harkins Theatre gift cards!! The taking of the survey is voluntary. The responses to the survey are anonymous; your name will be collected and used only to enter you into the drawing. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The sustainable housing initiative team thanks you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.


There are two ways to enter: complete the online survey located at www.gricua.net or complete a hard copy survey that is located at your District Service Center. There will be a place at the end of the survey to provide your name and phone number so you can be entered into the raffle drawing for the Harkins Theatre gift card. One entry per person. Winners will be announced on May 10th.


Completed hard copies will need to be returned to your District Service Center or GRICUA’s office by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017.


Online survey responses will be accepted up until midnight on April 30, 2017.


Follow the progress of the ongoing sustainable housing initiative through postings on district community boards, the GRIN, the Community website (www.gilariver.org) and the GRICUA website (www.gricua.net). Questions regarding the survey can be directed to Landrea Larney at 520-796-0600 or llarney@gricua.net. Questions regarding the sustainable housing initiative should be addressed to GRICUA Board Chairman John Lewis at 520-796-0600 or johnlewis@gricua.net.