Join us in revitalizing Friends of Flagstaff’s Future
Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F3) was founded more than 25 years ago as a citizen-based organization committed to ensuring the long-term livability, vitality, and happiness of the Flagstaff community. The community of people who formed F3 recognized that protecting the high quality of life of the greater Flagstaff area takes the active participation of a broad range of people who were willing to grapple with complex issues and strive for a positive, collaborative outcome.
Over the years F3 has been a leading community voice, helping to educate our residents and elected officials on innovative approaches to strengthening communities—and advocating for policies and actions that improve local life.
For the past several years, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future has operated without a full-time executive director. Volunteers have stepped in to maintain the organization but the increased complexity and urgency of issues facing our community calls for a full-time executive director. So, in 2019, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future reinforced its organizational infrastructure, expanding its executive board, creating an advisory board, establishing fund-raising and membership committees, and re-establishing our ties with both the Grand Canyon Trust (the organization that originally fostered F3) and the GeoFund, a long-time supporter of the Friends of Flagstaff’s Future. Our organizational efforts are now directed toward fundraising for the position of executive director and growing and extending our membership base.
A full-time executive director will attend Council meetings and relevant Commission meetings, tracking issues and advocating for F3 positions; work with city staff to understand and participate in planning-related work; develop programs to educate Flagstaff’s residents on issues of importance; and plan and promote public conversations that sustain a vibrant community.
Together with our members and volunteers, and with the leadership of a strong executive director, we can continue to empower our residents to participate in shaping a healthy, just, and sustainable community. The community of Flagstaff will be a better place because of our citizen-powered organization. Flagstaff’s future depends on ALL of us!