Marcus Ford has lived and worked in Flagstaff for nearly thirty years and is committed to making Flagstaff a great place to live and raise a family. He came to Flagstaff in 1990, from Central Illinois, to teach at Northern Arizona University, and has never really left. (At least not for very long.) Marcus’s thinking about “growth and development,” sustainability, and justice is informed by his reading of such great thinkers as Alfred North Whitehead, Wendell Berry, John Cobb, Jr., and Wes Jackson. As biological and cultural beings, our most basic needs are not economic. Our economy must function as a means to meeting our more basic needs. Marcus is also a big fan of recumbent bicycles and tricycles and is giving serious thought to getting an e-bike.