City Council Meeting - FINAL (AMENDED)

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Meeting Date: 11/07/2023  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Library Board
Make one appointment to a term expiring November 2026.
Executive Summary:
The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Board consists of two County residents, four City residents, and one non-voting member, or designee, of the City Council and the Board of Supervisors. The Library Board serves as a citizen's advisory board to the Library Director. There are currently two City resident seats available due to a term expiration and a resignation. The City of Flagstaff is committed to increasing diversity in every board and commission, please consider how the applicant stated they may contribute to this commitment. It is important to fill vacancies on boards and commissions quickly so as to allow them to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are three applications on file for consideration by the Council as follows:
  • Kimberly Hoskie (new applicant)
  • Brenda Linskey (new applicant)
  • Caitie Quick (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and application will be submitted to the City Council separately.

Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Not applicable.
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Inclusive and Engaged Community - Foster community pride and civic engagement; advance social equity and social justice in Flagstaff; facilitate and foster diversity and inclusivity; and enhance community outreach and engagement opportunities. 
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
  1. Appoint one Board Member: By appointing a member at this time, the Library Board will have appointed all of the City seats available, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
  2. Postpone the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the opening by Commission members and City staff has occurred, informing others of this vacancy through word of mouth and social media.
Library Board Authority


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