District 1 - Art Babbott

After serving six years on the Flagstaff City Council, Art Babbott was elected in November 2012 to represent District 1 on the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. It’s a diverse district generally includes northwest Flagstaff and sections of the Hualapai and Havasupai Indian Reservations, along the southern border of the Grand Canyon, and west toward the County’s border with Mohave County.

As a small-businessman running the Flagstaff Community Markets, Art believes in planning for the future responsibly to encourage economic development in a fiscally responsible manner. Equally important to Northern Arizona residents and Art is ensuring our forests are properly maintained and in good health, while encouraging smart federal and public land management.

The two-term former City Council member has also worked to address regional water policies and federal land issues. Art has helped to pair the public and private sectors to promote local and regional economic development, such as the County has done, forming partnerships with the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, the Pepsi Amphitheater and North Pole Experience at Ft. Tuthill County Park.

In addition to his extensive service in Flagstaff, Art has served on the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission, the County Public Health Services District Advisory Board, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization and has co-chaired the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council.

Art’s history of working with agencies and organizations such as the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) and the Economic Development Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECONA) has provided him a solid foundation and understanding in the importance of collaborative and innovative economic development program and policy implementation.

Art and his family reside in Flagstaff.

Community Involvement and Public Service
  • Flagstaff City Council member – 2002-2006 and 2010-2012
  • Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council – Member 2004-2006 and Co-Chair 2010-2012
  • Northern Arizona Council of Governments – City Council Representative
  • Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization – City Council Representative
  • Coconino County Public Health Services District – Board Member
  • Flagstaff Water Commission – Commissioner 2002-2006
  • Fit Kinds of Northern Arizona – Board of Directors 2010-present
  • Flagstaff Foodlink – Board of Directors 2009-present
  • Community Housing Task Force – 2004-2006
  • Flagstaff Housing Authority – 2002-2006
  • Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission – 2001-2002
  • Southwest Renewable Energy Fair – Co-Chair 2001
  • Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance – Member
  • Friends of Flagstaff Future Livable Community Award – 2006
Business and Professional Experience
  • Flagstaff Community Markets, LLC – 2000-2012
  • Sunnyside Community Market – 2009-2012
  • Pine Mountain Amphitheater, LLC – Managing member 2005-2010
  • Orpheum Theater, LLC – Managing Member 2002-2009
  • Renewable Energy System Design and Installation – 1996-1997