Councilmember Eva Putzova was elected to the Flagstaff City Council in November 2014 to a four-year term. As a council representative, she served on the Board of Directors of Flagstaff Arts Council and on the Audit Committee from 2015 through 2016.
She is a current board member of the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority. Her policy interests include social, economic, and environmental justice issues. In 2016, she led a successful local citizen initiative, raising Flagstaff’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021, implementing one fair wage by 2026, and establishing local labor standards enforcement.
Prior to her election to the City Council, Eva was an active board member of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future—a multi-issue organization that advocates for a socially and environmentally just Flagstaff. Over the years, she has also contributed to the goals of local commissions and committees, including the Regional Plan Citizen Advisory Committee, Coconino Community College Citizen Review Panel, Citizen Review Commission for Flagstaff Regional Five-year and Long-Range Transit Plan, and the Greater Flagstaff Economic Council.
Eva was born and raised in Slovakia and made Flagstaff her home in 2000. With an academic background in economics and marketing, she started her professional career in the renewable energy sector at Southwest Windpower and, in 2003, began working in higher education. During her 14-year tenure at Northern Arizona University she held a number of positions, including Director of Strategic Planning and Executive Director for Marketing and Strategic Communications. In 2015, she received an Arizona Woman of Vision Award from the Arizona Women's Conference and in 2017, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for demonstrating democratic values in her service to the community.