City Council Meeting - FINAL

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Meeting Date: 03/21/2023  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Tourism Commission.
Make one appointment to a term expiring January 2025.
Executive Summary:
The mission of the Tourism Commission is to develop, promote, and maintain Flagstaff as a year-round visitor destination with professional visitor services that will benefit the community economically, environmentally, and socially. The Tourism Commission makes recommendations to the Council concerning expenditure of the tourism portion of the Bed, Board and Booze ("BBB") tax, a 2% local transaction privilege tax. The Tourism Commission consists of seven citizens serving three-year terms. There is currently one seat available due to a resignation. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are three applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
  • Ali Applin (new applicant)
  • Regina Salas (new applicant)
  • Caleb Schiff (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and applications 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:
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Inclusive and Engaged Community
  • Foster community pride & civic engagement by increasing opportunities for public involvement, in line with best practices & legal requirements
  • Enhance community involvement, education & regional partnerships to strengthen the level of public trust
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
  1. Appoint one Commissioner: By appointing one member at this time, the Tourism Commission will be at full membership, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
  2. Table 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.
Tourism Commission Authority


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