In 2003, the State of Arizona declared itself to be a "Golden Rule State". On November 18, 2008, the Flagstaff City Council followed the State’s lead by unanimously passing Resolution No. 2008-68 designating the City of Flagstaff as a "Golden Rule City".
The Flagstaff community cherishes the diversity that has made Flagstaff into the multifaceted northern Arizona gem that it has become. Cultures, faiths, and languages are the basis of a thriving, synergistic population. In such a community, prejudice, hate, bigotry, and intolerance have no place.
The ultimate goal of a Golden Rule City is that its citizens treat each other the way they would like to be treated; helping those in need, embracing diversity, and transcending differences.