Don Howard, retired Summit Fire Chief, recently took me on a field trip in Coconino County District 1. We observed first-hand our communities’ urban/rural interface with a focus on fire and flooding. Don explained how to reduce risk through community involvement and fire safety education. I so appreciate his advice and support. Protecting our community’s health and public safety is vital.
November 26, 2019
In the fall of 2018 the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors both unanimously approved an agreement to move animal shelter services to the former Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) building on Highway 89, which has been renamed to High Country Humane. I am so proud to have been part of the team that made this happen. Today we have a state of the art facility and
An Approach to Improving Health and Welfare and Our Justice System Recently I attended the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth workshop featuring Kevin Campbell on Self Healing Communities. I was one of over 300 people who spent the day with this internationally recognized advocate for children and families. We explored how, as a community, we can transform traditional health models and revise our juvenile and legal system to bring justice
I had an opportunity to tour parts of the Museum Fire burn scar and the Spruce Avenue watershed. The intensity of the heat from the fire has scorched the soil so that it no longer absorbs the rain. This will substantially increase the runoff gathered throughout the watershed. The resulting increase in volume and velocity of the water will pick up sizable debris including downed trees and large