City Council Meeting - FINAL

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

Consideration of Appointments:  Indigenous Commission
Make two appointments to terms expiring in December 2025.
Executive Summary:
The Indigenous Commission consists of seven (7) voting members and three (3) ex-officio (non-voting) members from the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council appointed by the City Council in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council. Members must have a tribal affiliation as enrolled members of a tribe/nation recognized by the federal and/or state governments. Members will have interest in the issues presented in the Strategic Plan as presented to City Council by the Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives. The Commission serves as an advisory board to City Council; makes recommendations with respect to certain policies, needs, issues, and methods in promoting the Strategic Plan and Recommendations accepted by City Council; and furnish the City Council with information through the Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives.  

There are eight applications on file for consideration by the Council. 

In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information, the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

There are nine (9) applications on file for voting members. The applications are as follows:
  • Amber Renee Archie (new applicant)
  • Kimberly Hoskie (new applicant)
  • Lauren  Kaibetoney (new applicant) 
  • Darren  Lance (new applicant)
  • Dianne Lomahaftewa-Albery (new applicant)
  • Marian Marshall (new applicant)
  • Quinn Nez (new applicant)
  • Cora M.  Phillips (current commissioner)
  • Mariah Zavala (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information, the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember McCarthy and Councilmember Matthews
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 2 Commissioners: By appointing members at this time, the Indigenous 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 were posted on the City's website and through word of mouth. 
Indigenous Commission Authority


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