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  • Special Thanks to…

    Special Thanks to…

    The local businesses who donated food for our event on May 20: Joycone donated 2 boxes of ice cream cones Safeway (on Milton) donated a $25 gift card Natural Grocers donated 3 1.5-quarts of ice cream Sprouts donated 6 quarts of ice cream We appreciate your support!
  • Get to know Emma McVeigh, our Summer Intern

    Get to know Emma McVeigh, our Summer Intern

    Hi! I’m Emma McVeigh, the summer intern for F3. I am a cultivator of beautiful landscapes, as I came to Flagstaff four years ago from Anchorage, Alaska. While my hobbies include hiking, yoga, and learning about traditional medicine, I am also extremely passionate about social and environmental justice and sustainability. I am currently finishing up […]
  • Community Invasive Weed Control at Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area

    Community Invasive Weed Control at Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area

    Join us at the Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area! We will remove invasive weed species and clean up our park. Directions: Take the dirt road at the intersection of 4th street and Butler Ave, back towards the Humane Society. We are set up at the dirt parking lot on the right. Snacks and tools […]
  • Support FUSD’s Love, Inclusion, and Protection Resolution on May 23

    Support FUSD’s Love, Inclusion, and Protection Resolution on May 23

    May 17, 2017 On Tuesday, May 23, the FUSD Governing Board will vote on a resolution entitled the “Love, Inclusion, and Protection Resolution” which reaffirms the District’s commitment to ensure the inclusion, access, and protection of all students, faculty, and staff. Please come to the meeting to show your support for the diverse group of […]
  • Job Opening: Executive Director

    Job Opening: Executive Director

    Job Description: Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F3) – Executive Director Position: Executive Director Location: Flagstaff, AZ Application Deadline: Friday, May 19th @ 5:00 pm Compensation: Position is 25 hours per week compensated at $20/hour, with potential to expand hours. How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter (no more than 1,000 words), and a list […]
  • Community Invasive Weed Control at Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area

    Community Invasive Weed Control at Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area

    Join us at the Foxglenn – Rio de Flag area! We will remove invasive weed species and clean up our park. Directions: Take the dirt road at the intersection of 4th street and Butler Ave, back towards the Humane Society. We are set up at the dirt parking lot on the right. Snacks and tools […]
  • Tory Syracuse Steps Down as Executive Director

    Tory Syracuse Steps Down as Executive Director

    April 18, 2017 After a year and one-half of dedicated service to Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F3), today we announce that Tory Syracuse will be leaving F3 effective May 19, 2017.  As most of you know, she is expecting the birth of her second child this summer.  With that change in mind, she has accepted a […]
  • Nominate a Local Organization for F3’s Social Justice Advocate Award

    Nominate a Local Organization for F3’s Social Justice Advocate Award

    As part of our mission to promote social justice in our community, F3 has recently created our new Social Justice Advocate Award. This award will honor a Flagstaff organization that has successfully organized Flagstaff residents to advocate and act for social justice on the local, state, and/or national level. You can submit your nomination here. Nominations […]
  • Comments Needed by 3/28 on Blueprint 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

    Comments Needed by 3/28 on Blueprint 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

    The Blueprint 2040 Regional Transportation Plan has been developed and published by the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO). This plan will guide transportation investments over the next 20-25 years for Flagstaff. The FMPO has published a draft Plan, and is requesting comments from the public by March 28th. You can comment here. F3 sat on […]
  • Summary: City Council Discussion of Reclaimed Water Rates and Tiered Rates for Non-Residential Customers

    Summary: City Council Discussion of Reclaimed Water Rates and Tiered Rates for Non-Residential Customers

    March 13, 2017 Note: Many thanks to the Flagstaff Water Group for providing this summary of water-related agenda items discussed at a Flagstaff City Council work session on February 28, 2017. During their 2-28-17 Work Session, the Flagstaff City Council addressed the three water topics described below. Reclaimed Water Rates Reclaimed water rates were left as unfinished […]
  • Council Takes First Step to Amending Prop 414

    Council Takes First Step to Amending Prop 414

    March 8, 2017 On Tuesday, March 7, the City Council voted (6-1) to approve an amendment to Proposition 414. This amendment will prevent the $2/hour wage hike slated for this July 1 that was created by the combined passage of state Proposition 206 and local Proposition 414. You can read the full text of the […]
  • Proposed Zoning Code Amendment Could Threaten Historic Neighborhoods

    Proposed Zoning Code Amendment Could Threaten Historic Neighborhoods

    March 6, 2017 On Wednesday, March 8, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider several proposed amendments to the zoning code. One of these amendments is regarding reduced setback requirements in the “Community Commercial” zone. This change is concerning because it could incentivize commercial development within our historic neighborhoods. While commercial development is not negative […]
  • Support “Ban the Box” – Fair Chances for Workers with Records

    Support “Ban the Box” – Fair Chances for Workers with Records

    At tonight’s work session (2/28/17), the City Council will discuss the the possibility of participating in the “Ban the Box” efforts taking place around the country. These efforts provide a fair chance to workers with criminal records by removing the box on employment applications that requires applicants to disclose that they have been convicted of […]
  • Join F3’s Social Justice Committee!

    Join F3’s Social Justice Committee!

    The F3 Social Justice Committee was formed in response to the November 2016 election. We are engaging community members in addressing social justice and environmental issues at the local level. The committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome! We hope to meet consistently at Epiphany Episcopal Church, but location may vary. […]
  • Council to Decide on Special Election & Discuss Other Options on Minimum Wage

    Council to Decide on Special Election & Discuss Other Options on Minimum Wage

    February 13, 2017 On February 14 at 6 pm, the City Council will consider two options related to the implementation of Proposition 414. The first option is to choose to hold a special election on May 16, 2017 for voters to weigh in on the Sustainable Wages Act, the proposal by Elevate Flagstaff to amend […]
  • AZ Bill Seeks to Eliminate State Parks Board

    AZ Bill Seeks to Eliminate State Parks Board

    January 31, 2017 A bill has been introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives that would eliminate the Arizona State Parks Board. This board provides citizen oversight to state parks; without it, all of the Board’s authority will be transferred to the State Parks Director, who works at the pleasure of the governor. We do […]
  • F3 Supports City Council Resolution to Oppose DAPL

    F3 Supports City Council Resolution to Oppose DAPL

    On Tuesday, 1/31 at 6:00 pm, the Flagstaff City Council will discuss whether to approve a resolution opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Our previous City Council did not support a discussion of this item; however, the new council voted on December 20 to move it forward for discussion. You can review this agenda item […]
  • Council Discussion of Minimum Wage Initiatives this Tuesday, 1/17/17

    Council Discussion of Minimum Wage Initiatives this Tuesday, 1/17/17

    January 16, 2017 Summary: Tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/17/17), the City Council will discuss the minimum wage increases approved by voters in the November 2016 election. The discussion will most likely focus on possible amendments to Proposition 414. One proposed amendment, put forth by Elevate Flagstaff, would remove all the important provisions of Prop 414 and would […]
  • Transect Zoning Discussion at City Council Tonight (Tues, 1/10/17)

    Transect Zoning Discussion at City Council Tonight (Tues, 1/10/17)

    January 10, 2017 Action Item: Let the City Council know that you support revisions to the transect code that will create development that is more compatible with our community values (see our suggestions below if you’d like to cite something specific). Write to the council before the meeting tonight, or attend the meeting ( 6 pm […]
  • Position Statement:  F3 Opposes the “Sustainable Wages Act,” an Attempted Amendment to Proposition 414

    Position Statement: F3 Opposes the “Sustainable Wages Act,” an Attempted Amendment to Proposition 414

    January 4, 2017 Updated: February 6, 2017 Summary: Friends of Flagstaff’s Future continues to support Proposition 414, which was approved by 54% of voters in November and will gradually raise Flagstaff’s minimum wage to $15/hour in 2021. F3 does not support the current initiative effort to amend Prop 414, known as the “Sustainable Wages Act” […]