African Diaspora Advisory Council


The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council was established in 2001 by the Board of Supervisors. The Council was created to provide an official liaison and communication link between the African American community and Coconino County. Prior to 2020, the Council was known as the African American Advisory Council.

2023 Black History Month Essay & Art Contest

ADAC Presents Black History Month 2023 Essay Contest Theme: Black Examples of Courage and Resilience
All written entries must be 500 words or less and typed or legibly hand written. Art entries may be submitted in physical form or as high resolution photographs. All entries will be judged based on rubrics that have been provided to your school. Each entry must have a cover sheet that includes title/topic, student name, address, and phone number along with the name of your school (if applicable) and grade. 

Contest Prompts & Judging Rubrics

Download the Cover Sheet

For more information or to submit your entry, contact: Khara House - Chair of ADAC


To serve as an official liaison between African American citizens and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors.


Creating cultural and community connections by working to preserve, present, and maintain cultural history and advocating for educational, social, and economic equity with the understanding that service is focused on cultures representing Blacks/African Americans and all individuals within the African Diaspora in Coconino County.


  • Second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM.
  • Meetings are currently being held virtually.
  • In-person meetings located at Coconino County Administration Building, 2nd Floor in the Grand Canyon Room, 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
  • Email: or call (928) 679-7144 to verify the meeting date and time prior to attending.
  • The public is invited to attend the African Diaspora Advisory Council meetings.
  • Meeting agenda and minutes
  • Notice of Public Meetings
  • If you would like to make a formal presentation to ADAC, please fill out the Coconino County Diversity Council Presentation Request Form at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events:

  • African American Heritage Month - February 2023
  • Juneteenth - June 2023


The council is composed of volunteer members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members must reside in Coconino County. Members should also have an interest in and knowledge of issues and concerns of importance to African Diaspora residing in Coconino County. One does not need to be African American to be a member. For more information about membership appointment and term limits, please read through the council bylaws.

The Council is currently recruiting interested members. Interested citizens are encouraged to submit an electronic application for membership to the council.

ADAC Members:

Activities & Events the Council has Been Involved In Include:

  • Made recommendations on proposed local, state, and federal legislation
  • Community resource fairs
  • Juneteenth community events
  • Gospel festivals
  • African American History Month activities and events, including art and essay contests

For more information about ADAC, please read our brochure, email:,

or call (928) 679-7144.

ADAC Event Photos

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