LIVE - THRIVE -EVOLVE  FLAGSTAFF

As an immigrant, a businesswoman, and an independent candidate for the nonpartisan bid for Flagstaff City Mayor to serve Flagstaff's diverse communities and residents, I bring forward the perspective LIVE-THRIVE-EVOLVE FLAGSTAFF.  As individuals, as families and as diverse communities of our mountain town,  I intend to dispel and deconstruct the adage that living here is characterized by poverty with a view.  As residents, we  have made the choice to live, thrive, grow, retire, and evolve  in our beloved mountain town Flagstaff in spite of the many challenges we experience, whether we have lived here for two years, for 10 years or for over 20 years.  

There’s a plethora of opportunities, oftentimes unique, to live and thrive in Flagstaff. The key is to work together, discover and seize those opportunities that serve Flagstaff citizens at every stage of personal and professional growth and development.
 
Proven Pragmatic Leadership  
Shared Purpose and Consensus-Building
Focus on Local Issues 
Seek Workable Solutions

 

  • Influence positive impactful change and development for the betterment of Flagstaff, its economy, citizens and surrounding communities (regional perspective)

  • Promote inclusion and seek unity in diversity and adversity

  • Initiate innovation, collaboration, and partnership in pursuit of a shared purpose and a common vision

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PURPOSE, PASSION and COMMITMENT 
PROMOTE ECONOMIC VITALITY: BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION; SUSTAINABLE ECO-TOURISM; INCREASE INVESTMENT, DIVERSIFY INDUSTRIES AND ECONOMIC SECTORS
PLAN, MANAGE SUSTAINABLE  GROWTH
STRIVE for QUALITY EDUCATION, JOB TRAINING and WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT  for CAREER/ENTREPRENEURSHIP READINESS

SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS AND NONPROFITS TO THRIVE IN FLAGSTAFF
ADDRESS WORKFORCE HOUSING NEEDS

PROTECT NATURAL AREAS, TRAILS, OPEN SPACE, AND DARK SKIES
ADVOCATE FOR RURAL TRANSPORTATION and INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, TRANSPARENCY AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE CITY
  • Advance economic vitality through managed and sustainable growth: balanced eco-tourism; well-planned multi-modal transportation, infrastructure development, road management, attainable housing, water conservation, sensible alternative energy solutions, food security, promote health and wellness
  • Seek, create and galvanize opportunities for business retention & expansion, including removing barriers for businesses to survive, thrive and evolve 
  • Attract high-wage low impact businesses in research and development, advanced manufacturing, bioscience, forestry, information technology, digital and e-commerce, healthcare,  astronomy, entrepreneurship​
  • Strengthen ways and means to support local business and nonprofits to thrive and evolve in Flagstaff
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  • Foster synergy and cooperation with Northern Arizona University, Coconino County, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff Unified School District, public agencies with regional offices in Flagstaff, employers and business organizations on housing, infrastructure, workforce development, economic development, safety, and crime prevention
  • Create and strengthen a robust synergistic workforce development program including  necessary job training and apprenticeship programs
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    Protect and preserve public lands, natural areas, trails, open spaces and dark skies

  • Elevate public services, improve efficiency, transparency and fiscal management within the City
    Support accessible quality education to prepare students for career and entrepreneurship: workforce development; skills training and certification for employability; STEM/STEAM Education
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  • Address workforce housing needs
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  • Pursue  state and federal funding for transportation and infrastructure