Hi, I'm Jamie
I have lived in Flagstaff for 30 years believing wholeheartedly Flagstaff is the ideal place to live, work, and play. Although retired, I still mentor young people and also act as an advocate for children and their parents as they enter the special education system. My wife and best friend, Laura Anne and I have two children and three grandchildren. We enjoy international travel and new adventures. Aside from my public life, I am a downtown business owner and educator. We are proud longtime business partners and owners of Flagstaff’s Old Town Creperie.
Now more than ever, the role of local government is of the utmost importance. It is vital for a community such as ours to invest in an environment where we can continue to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, only furthering the safety and wellbeing of our families.
My vision as the next mayor of Flagstaff comes from a public safety standpoint, and a commitment to providing responsible leadership as we seek to return our community and our economy to what will become a new normal.
CURRENT BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:
Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority as Board President,
NAIPTA – President of the Board
Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association NAMWUA- Vice Chair
ALLIANCE- Member of Flagstaff Leadership Alliance representing the City of Flagstaff other member include NAU, Coconino County, Flagstaff Unified School District
LAUNCH – Member of Executive Board, Flagstaff Free Preschool for 4-year-olds
NACOG – Member of the Executive Council
Regional Council Head Start Committee, past Vice-Chair
FLAGSTAFF WATER COMMISSION
STRONGER AS ONE COALITION-
Chair of Youth Commission, focusing on mental health health and wellbeing of youth and community
- LIVE -
“I’m running for a chance to represent the average Flagstaff citizen and to continue to push for more affordable and attainable housing for our workforce, as well as being proactive in planning for and handling our inevitable growth.”
“As a business owner myself, I am intimately familiar with the possible impacts of the planned minimum wage increases on our town’s ability to retain small businesses and will work as best as I possibly can to help us balance that with worker’s equity in a place where the cost of living is so high.”
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Jamie knows that a strong economy can be used to attract businesses that have small environmental footprints and quality jobs. She also knows that transportation, which includes public transit along with a bike-ped network will need continued support and investment.
“I am keenly aware of our need for rapid transit, and the expansion and maintenance of our FUTS and pedestrian trails.”
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“I promise to continue to listen to all constituents, maintain and grow our parks, and support the important cultural arts sector of our community.”
Having been an educator and raising her children here, Jamie values our open public recreational spaces. She is committed to protecting and maintaining Flagstaff’s historic neighborhoods, pocket parks, regional parks, tennis courts, hiking trails, and all the other city public areas that bring joy to us and our neighbors.