District 2 - Liz Archuleta
Coconino County Supervisor Elizabeth C. Archuleta
Elizabeth “Liz” Archuleta is currently serving her sixth term on the Coconino County Board of Supervisors representing District Two. She is proud to be a public servant and is honored to be the first Latina elected to office in the history of Coconino County.
Liz has deep roots in Flagstaff and Coconino County, Arizona. She is a native of Flagstaff and fourth generation resident. Her history and knowledge of Northern Arizona is an invaluable asset to the Board. Supervisor Archuleta has numerous accomplishments, some of which include the establishment of a regional transportation system, several county outreach programs, community-led initiatives, public safety improvements and land use area-planning efforts.
On the state level, Liz has served as the President of the County Supervisors Association, representing the 15 counties and 55 county supervisors in the State of Arizona. She has been the leader of discussions on water issues on the state level and in Northern Arizona, emphasizing the need for the development of regional solutions. As a result, she established the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council and has served as Chair for several years. During Supervisor Archuleta’s tenure, the CPWAC completed a water supply study, developed a water ethic, obtained congressional authority and funding for a feasibility study and has completed water modeling. Supervisor Archuleta also served on the Governor’s Arizona Statewide Water Advisory Council. She has also testified on behalf of Arizona and Coconino County regarding the preservation of the Colorado River.
Supervisor Archuleta has been instrumental in shaping public lands policy on the national level. As the Chairwoman of the National Association of Counties Public Lands Steering Committee (2007-2009), she led the successful reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act (SRS) and full funding of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) for all counties. She testified before Congress on numerous occasions on the importance of reauthorizing these programs, both which provided millions of dollars in funding for counties across the nation. In addition, Liz has supported public policy to increase Forest Health, forest-related industries, and environmental protection and preservation.
One of the most challenging periods of Liz’s service has been the past few years dealing with the greatest disaster in the history of Coconino County – the Schultz Fire and Floods which severely impacted her district. Throughout the disaster, Supervisor Archuleta was the calm leader who led her district and its residents through the crisis and has secured millions of dollars in funding to mitigate the flooding.
Liz has received many awards including the Athena Award recognizing her achievements as the most outstanding woman in Flagstaff and the statewide Valle del Sol Exemplary Leadership Award. During Arizona’s Centennial, Supervisor Archuleta was recognized as one of Arizona’s Latina Trailblazers.