Patrice Horstman, a 40-year resident of Flagstaff, announced in a February 2019 press release that she will be seeking the District 1 Coconino County Board of Supervisors position when it is vacated by Supervisor Art Babbott in 2020.
“I really love our county,” said Horstman, a graduate of Northern Arizona University and of the University of Arizona Law School. “I want to give my all to ensure a vibrant future for Coconino County.”
Since 1979 Horstman has invested in Coconino County as a lawyer and small business owner, a community volunteer and activist. “My deep roots in the county inspire me to take this next step”, she said.
After managing a law firm for nearly four decades, Horstman wants to use her deep knowledge of the county as a member of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors.
“Coconino County faces many challenges as we grapple with rapid growth, promoting economic development, social justice issues, forest restoration, planned and sustainable neighborhoods, revamping the north-south travel corridor, public education, development of parks and maintaining open spaces. All of this while involving members of our diverse communities to support a vibrant Coconino County. The Grand Canyon also faces special challenges as we work together to preserve and protect northern Arizona and the world’s greatest treasure. I believe my background representing Native American communities, public school districts throughout the state, government municipalities, small businesses and non-profits makes me exceptionally well qualified to serve the people of Coconino County.”
Horstman is backed by many community advocates. “Patrice is a skillful and energetic leader who will bring clarity, compassion and commitment to finding solutions as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Her 40-year track record of community service demonstrates how much she cares about all people, our environment and the quality of life in our unique community,” said Kerry Blume, former CEO of the United Way of Northern Arizona and now a consultant to community, government and educational institutions. “I have been in Flagstaff a long time working on numerous issues, and I can think of no one better prepared or able to serve Coconino County District 1 on the Board of Supervisors.”
Currently, Horstman serves as a board member on the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance, the Arizona Community Foundation of the Flagstaff Advisory Board, LAUNCH Flagstaff Leadership Board, and Paw Placement of Northern Arizona Advisory Board. As a lifelong animal lover, Horstman was an integral part in the recent City of Flagstaff/Coconino County/Paw Placement agreement to support a new animal welfare model for the county and city utilizing state of the art (formerly Second Chance) facilities. She was recently awarded the Arizona School Board Association’s Award for outstanding service to Arizona’s Public Schools as well as the 2018 Arizona Pine-Cactus Girl Scout Women of Distinction Award.
“My background and experience make me uniquely qualified to listen to and serve the people of Coconino County. The work of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors has lasting consequences, and I believe I have the energy and enthusiasm to work together to build a better future for Coconino County.”