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.

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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.
  • Email: 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

Upcoming Events:

  • National Black History Month - February 
  • Juneteenth - June 


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:

  • Khara House - Chair
  • Diana White - Vice-Chair
  • Deborah Harris
  • Billy Francis
  • Kengatta Callen
  • Diamond Bracey

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) 679-0886.

ADAC Event Photos

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