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Communications #1

Dear Friends,

Friends of Flagstaff’s Future is entering a new phase in its 24 years of promoting the value of open spaces, participating in city planning, and supporting locally owned businesses.

This is the first of a bi-weekly communication containing information about Local Efforts and just plain good information to have and share about our community. Each communication will also contain quotes and references to Educational articles and New Ideas followed by a Thought for the Day.

If you have ideas to share, send them to us. 
If you want more information about Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, take a look at our website: or our Facebook page.

Let’s create the change we want to be!  Stay healthy! 

~Board of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future

Local Efforts: Good Information to Have and to Share


Coconino County and Covid-19: Chris Pasterz conducts weekly webinars with subject-matter experts for business owners, employees, and laid off employees every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 pm.  On Tuesdays at 2:00 pm he conducts webinars about SBA loans. These webinars are jam packed with information and have gotten excellent reviews from attendees.  

To register for these and get copies of past webinars, contact Coconino County’s Economic Development Manager: Chris Pasterz at or call him at 928-679-7134.  

There are also reopening guidance documents on this website.

Testing for COVID-19: The Fort Tuthill specimen collection site operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A referral from a medical provider is required to be tested.  To register for testing:

Unemployment Insurance

PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) is slated to begin processing payments the week of May 12th:

Comprehensive One Stop Office is OPEN at 1701 North 4th St helping with UI applications (Comprehensive One-Stop computers are dedicated to Unemployment Insurance claims at this time). 

4th Street Office Phone number: 928-213-3541

DES Call Center Phone number: 877-600-2722 (open Sundays)

Apply for UI here:

Flagstaff Sustainability’s Neighborhood Sustainability Grant Program deadline: May 31st.

Small grants to local residents, organizations, or businesses that are taking climate action or working on sustainability projects in Flagstaff. Almost anyone can apply for a grant to improve our community’s sustainability, water conservation, food, waste, climate action, and resilience.

Contact Emily Shaffer at or Lisa Clark at:

City Sustainability Section Link

Facebook Link

Twitter Link

IG Link

Educational and New Ideas

Regarding COVID-19, click here for some ideas on how to help young people handle the loss of graduation and other milestones.

Thought for the Day

At the end of April, in answer to the question, “Do you want to go back to exactly the way we were?” only 9.4% of Americans said “yes.”
(Yes! Magazine)

General contact information:
To Attend City Council meetings virtually:
To attend Coconino County meetings virtually: or call 928-679-7144.
To access City Commissions including Open Space, Sustainability, Planning and Zoning: