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Councilmember Karla Brewster
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Karla Brewster was re-elected to the Flagstaff City Council in May 2012. She was first elected in May 2008.

A native of Oregon, Karla lived most of her life in the Phoenix area until moving to Flagstaff in 1998, where she enjoys our diversity, friendly people and beautiful community. 

Karla's concern in representing all citizens of Flagstaff has been to have a vision and provide the leadership for thoughtful foresighted planning for Flagstaff in growth, open spaces, water, and alternative energy sources. A community that doesn't move forward in economic development and redevelopment through encouraging businesses to locate or expand in Flagstaff will lose what they value about Flagstaff, as those biking, hiking trails, open spaces, and parks require funding through our tax base. Our quality of life, our sense of place in Flagstaff for today and for the future depends upon economic growth that allows citizens to earn a living wage here.

Karla is currently serving on the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and the Library Board. Throughout her term on the City Council she has also served on the Open Spaces Commission, as an alternate to the Colorado Plateau Water Advisory Commission, a member of the Board of Adjustments, the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA), and had a previous term with NAIPTA. 

She earned degrees from Arizona State University (B.A. in Education), and University of Northern Colorado (M.A. in Education). She has been a teacher most of her life, K - 8 and at the community college level, and served at John C. Lincoln hospital as an administrative assistant in the volunteer services program.

Karla works at Northern Arizona Unversity. She is the president of the Democratic Women of Northern Arizona, past president of Classified Staff Advisory Council at NAU, and past president of the Organization of Administrative Support Staff at NAU. She was in the first class of Glendale's (AZ) Leadership Program.