Open Spaces Commission
The Open Spaces Commission was established by a City Council ordinance in 2003 to serve as an advisory body on the acquisition, management, use, restoration, enhancement, protection, and conservation of open space within the City of Flagstaff. The Commission consists of seven voting members -- 6 Council-appointed members and a representative from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Learn more about the authority and responsibilities of the Open Spaces Commission here.
In 2015, the Open Spaces Commission adopted their Strategic Plan, which describes conservation criteria for potential open space designation and prioritizes areas for conservation and public access. Ultimately, the plan outlines the Commission's vision for a connected system of open space in the Flagstaff community.
Contact the Open Spaces Commission
If you have any questions about the Open Spaces Commission or the Open Space Program in general, please contact Betsy Emery, the City's Open Spaces Staff Liaison, at BEmery@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2154.
Meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Monday of every month at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. View the Arizona Attorney General's Office Agency Handbook regarding Open Meeting Law.
- March 26, 2018 Open Spaces Commission Meeting Agenda
- View archived Open Spaces Commission Agendas
- View archived Open Spaces Commission Meeting Minutes
- Sign up for Meeting and Agenda Announcements
- Stream past meetings of the Open Spaces Commission
Current Flagstaff Open Spaces Commission members are:
- Bryan Burton, Chair
- Libby Kalinowski, Vice-Chair
- Stephen Hirst
- Jim Burton
- Jackie Thomas
- David Zimmerman, Planning and Zoning Commission Liaison
Commissioner RequirementsInterested in serving on the Open Spaces Commission? Check out the City's Boards and Commission webpage to see if there are any upcoming vacancies and complete an application.
Please note that all City commission members must live within City limits at the time of their appointment and for the full duration of their term in office. Appointments are approved at public meetings and individuals are selected solely at the discretion of the City Council. Commissioners are generally appointed to three-year terms, unless they are appointed to fulfill the remainder of a term.