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Councilmember Eva Putzova
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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. She was instrumental in designing and implementing CCC2NAU—a collaborative program between NAU and CCC to streamline student pathways from the community college to the university. In addition to earning her master’s degree from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, Eva completed leadership programs at Harvard University and Cornell University. Since 2007, she has also operated a professional services consulting company, collaborating with public and private sector clients in the area of strategic planning, assessment, marketing management, and external grant evaluation.