Art Babbott has declared his candidacy for District 1 Coconino County Board of Supervisors and officially resigned from the Flagstaff City Council.
“I look forward to sharing my vision for an innovative, vibrant and sustaining future with District 1 residents. Listening to citizen’s perspectives and priorities is a critical part of formulating good public policy and I welcome input and ideas on creating a more effective and responsive County government. Our creative and entrepreneurial people, inspiring natural beauty, and dedicated people and organizations are the foundation for a prosperous, resilient and inclusive future,” said Babbott.
Babbott has served for six years on Flagstaff City Council, the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission, the Public Health Services District Advisory Board, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, and Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization. He also served as co-chair of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council.
Babbott is a small business owner who runs the Flagstaff Community Markets and lives with his wife, Heather, and daughter, Lila, in Flagstaff. “I believe my small business experience and advocacy for sound public sector fiscal policy, gives me the practical skills needed to address the economic challenges facing Coconino County,” said Babbott.
“Although there are great fiscal uncertainties facing the County, there are equally great opportunities for innovative and collaborative regional economic development strategies which can make Coconino County a place where people of all income levels can thrive and prosper.” The two-term councilmember also believes that long term livability in the County will require someone well versed in regional water policy and issues relating to federal lands. “Relationships built on respect, trust, and collaboration with regional partners – from the Forest Service and National Park Service to tribal governments, local jurisdictions and organizations – are key to formulating collaborative and effective public lands policies.”
“In these difficult economic times, it is important that we have leadership that is experienced, creative, and willing to make difficult decisions,” said Babbott. “I believe I bring a strategic vision, thoughtful decision making based on hard work, and a commitment to effective and efficient County governance”.
For more information, please contact Art Babbott at firstname.lastname@example.org , call (928) 774-7781 or visit www.artbabbottforsupervisor.com
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