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District 2 - Liz Archuleta
Coconino County Supervisor Elizabeth C. Archuleta

Elizabeth “Liz” Archuleta is currently serving her fifth 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 is very involved at the local, state and national level.   She has numerous accomplishments, some of which include the establishment of a regional transportation system, several county outreach programs, community-led initiatives, public safety improvements, land use area-planning efforts and successful legislation passed at the state and federal level.

On the state level, Liz has served as the President of the County Supervisors Association, representing the 15 counties and county supervisors in the State of Arizona.  Supervisor Archuleta 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.  She 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. 

Liz 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 has been active in discussions and initiatives including Economic Development, Water Adequacy, Immigration Reform, Forest Health, Childhood Hunger and Health and Developmental Disabilities. Supervisor Archuleta has testified before Congress on many policy issues and has presented at press conferences and congressional briefings. 

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.  She was very successful in securing millions of dollars in funding to mitigate the flooding and the work she has done is recognized nationally as a model. 

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.

Liz lives with her husband, Northern Arizona University Professor and Artist, Franklin Willis and their son, Demitrius Archuleta-Willis in Flagstaff, Arizona. They are fortunate that their parents, siblings and many members of their extended family also live in Flagstaff. 

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Liz Archuleta

Liz Archuleta
Supervisor - District 2


Theresa M. Thomas
Executive Assistant


219 E. Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, AZ  86001

Ph: (928) 679-7152
Fx: (928) 679-7171

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