Upper Fruitland, located upon the Navajo Nation, is primarily an agrarian community with about 145 farm plots or 1,338 acres of farming lands, situated along the southern side of the San Juan River, located 8 miles southwest of Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico.
The Chapter grounds has the following facilities: a Chapter house (meeting) with Veterans addition, Senior Center (meals provided or other controlled activities held during weekdays), Walter Collins Center (multi-use facility, including gymnasium), Fairgrounds (Rodeo grounds, Horse race track & a Softball field) is about ¼ mile north of mile marker 22.5 on Navajo route 36.
Upper Fruitland Chapter became a Navajo Nation Local Governance Act (LGA) certified chapter as of February 28, 2012, providing the Chapter with a quasi-autonomous Navajo Nation governmental status, still dependent upon the Navajo Nation for operational and other funding. In accordance with 2010 Census data, the community is made up of 2,751 inhabitants, and according to Chapter voter registrars there are +/- 2,000 registered voting members who are invited to the Chapter house at least once a month to discuss local issues.
Community members volunteer their personal time to participate in the following committees, which require ratification with Chapter resolutions: Scholarship Committee and Fairgrounds Committee. Committee members who received meeting stipend for their functions are either on the Chapter Planning Committee, or Community Land Use Planning Committee (CLUP-C).