Open Spaces Commission

The Open Spaces Commission was established by a City Council ordinance in 2003 to serve as an advisory body on the acquisition, management, use, restoration, enhancement, protection, and conservation of open space land within the City of Flagstaff.The Commission consists of seven voting members -- 6 Council-appointed members and a representative from the Planning and Zoning Commission.  

The Open Spaces Commission recently adopted their Strategic Plan, which describes conservation criteria for potential open space designation and prioritizes areas for conservation and public access. Ultimately, the plan outlines the long term vision for a connected system of open space in the Flagstaff community.

Contact the Open Spaces Commission
If you have any questions about the Open Spaces Commission or the Open Space Program in general, please contact the City's Open Spaces Staff Liaison.
Flagstaff Open Spaces Photo copyright: Tom Bean


Meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Monday of every month at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. View the Arizona Attorney General's Office Agency Handbook regarding Open Meeting Law

Currently, the Flagstaff Open Spaces Commission members are:

  • Bryan Burton, Chair 
  • Libby Kalinowski, Vice-Chair
  • Richard Miller
  • Stephen Hirst
  • Jim Burton
  • Jackie Thomas
  • David Zimmerman, Planning and Zoning Commission Liaison

Commissioner Requirements
All City commission members must live within City limits at the time of their appointment and for the full duration of their term in office. Appointments are approved at public meetings and individuals are selected solely at the discretion of the City Council. The members of the City's boards and commissions are appointed by the City Council to three-year terms.

If you are interested in serving on a commission, please complete the application and return it to the City Clerk's Office, 211 W. Aspen, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.