About Friend’s of Flagstaff’s Future


Friends of Flagstaff’s Future is a grassroots, multi-issue organization, whose mission is to achieve a sustainable, just, and thriving Flagstaff through community education, engagement, and advocacy.


Flagstaff will be a model southwest mountain town that relishes its unique character, sense of place on the Colorado Plateau, ecological and cultural diversity, beauty, and its sustainability into the future.

What We Do

Friends of Flagstaff’s Future works to promote and sustain our community’s quality of life. We approach these issues with a perspective that takes into account the pressures of growth, the perils of climate change, the need for socially just practices, and the reality that many of our focus areas are interrelated and may be in conflict some of the time. Our goal is to educate and advocate in our community for policies that will lead Flagstaff’s transition towards a more resilient, sustainable and just community and economy. These policies include elevating the stewardship of our built and natural environments, minimizing the consumption of energy and the destruction of natural resources, and strengthening the local and green economy. 

We do this by monitoring and participating in our City Council and other relevant meetings and advocating on behalf of our mission and focus areas. We seek accountability and transparency from our local leaders and institutions. We meet regularly with City staff and others in the community to work to achieve our goals. We follow and participate in local and regional planning efforts. We communicate what we learn to our members and the public, provide education on relevant topics, and engage our members in various programs and activities that further our goals.  

Our Focus Areas


Friends of Flagstaff’s Future does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and providing of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, Board, members, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

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