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Vice-Mayor Celia Barotz
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Vice-Mayor Celia Barotz was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Flagstaff City Council in November 2014, receiving the most votes in both the primary and general elections. She was selected by the Council to serve as Vice-Mayor for the next two years, a position she also held during her first two years of her first term of office.

Celia ran for the Flagstaff City Council after serving seven years on a wide variety of local boards and commissions, including the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Flagstaff Planning and Zoning Commission, Water Commission, Open Spaces Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Mountain Line Citizen’s Review Commission. 

Celia has served as the City Council liaison on the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Board and the Flagstaff Arts Council. She is serving her fifth year as the City Council liaison on the Board of the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA). For 2014-2016, Celia will also serve as the City Council representative on the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECONA) Board of Directors. In her individual capacity, Celia serves on the Board of Directors of North Country Healthcare, which provides services to 14 communities across northern Arizona and is the only publicly supported community health center in the area. 

Celia's professional experience includes practicing real estate and land use law, coordinating the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program for Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff and mediating and arbitrating civil and family law cases. She earned a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from the University of Vermont, and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar. Celia loves to explore the Flagstaff Trail System, hike with her dog Bailey in the forests around Flagstaff, knit, weave pine needle baskets, read, and practice yoga.