Mayor Coral Evans

Mayor Coral Evans is a social non-profit and public policy entrepreneur who believes in the concept of thrive-ability as it relates to individuals, neighborhoods and communities. Mayor Evans has over 25 years of extensive, applied experience and knowledge in the design, development, implementation, management, assessment and evaluation of initiatives and programs crafted to assist diverse populations experiencing the systemic effects of poverty.

First elected to office 2008, Mayor Evans served two terms (eight years) as a Councilmember prior to her election as Mayor of the City of Flagstaff in 2016. She was re-elected Mayor in 2018.

In addition to serving on the Flagstaff City Council, Mayor Evans is the Executive Director of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc., a resident driven social profit (nonprofit) organization that focuses on the redevelopment, growth and prosperity of one of city’s most challenged neighborhoods. Prior to this role, she was the Vice-President of Mission Services for Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona.  She is also the owner of a small business (Destiney’s Creations) and a published author (A Conversation with Alma).

Mayor Evans holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s level certificate in Public Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is nationally certified in public participation practices. Presently Mayor Evans is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on Sustainability. Ms. Evans is a HUNT-KEAN Leadership Fellow, a Babson College Social Innovation Fellow and a Flinn-Brown Foundation Center for Civic Leadership Fellow.  

Mayor Evans was recognized by the Arizona Business Magazine as one of Arizona’s “Most Influential Women in Business” in 2018, other recognitions include:

  • Emily’s List Rising Star Nominee/Finalist
  • Arizona Community Action Association’s Margie Frost Champion Against Poverty Award
  • Arizona Informant Newspaper Newsmaker Award
  • Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Athena Award
  • United Way of Northern Arizona Community Builder Award
  • Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council Cesar E. Chavez Community Award
  • State of Black Arizona Community Luminary Award
  • Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Caring for Children Award.

She is the third generation of her family to live in Flagstaff. Her family (the Dorsey family) has been an active part of the Flagstaff and greater Northern Arizona community since the early 1900’s. Mayor Evans currently lives in the family home that her grandfather built in 1942 in Flagstaff’s historic Southside neighborhood.

Mayor Evans believes in a balanced approach to the stewardship of community resources and is passionate about creating opportunities that allow for civic engagement, civil discourse, community revitalization and genuine sustainability and advancement of all people.

Social media links;

Facebook: @Coral4AZ

Twitter: @Coral4AZ

Instagram: @Coral4AZ

City Summit 2019

As a champion of local decision making, Mayor Coral Evans has been invited to speak at the National League of Cities' City Summit in San Antonio on Saturday, November 23. Speaking on the topic of home rule, Mayor Evans will join panelists Clarence Anthony of the National league of Cities, Kim Haddow of the Local Solutions Support Center, Nestor Davidson of Fordham Law School and Cameron Diehl of the Utah League of Cities and Towns to share Flagstaff's experience with state preemption and the opportunities home rule brings. 

Check out her presentation below to learn about how cities can be empowered to enhance local democracy, protect the health and safety of their residents and create unique and innovative policy solutions. 

2019 City Summit Presentation

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Mayor Evans' Weekly Calendars

Please click on the week you would like to view below. 
Weekly Calendar - 2019 

Week of June 23, 2019 
Week of June 16, 2019 
Week of June 09, 2019

Weekly Calendar - 2018


Flagstaff Community Policy Trust

Flagstaff Community Policy Trust Meeting December 4th, 2017 
Flagstaff Community Policy Trust Meeting July 25th, 2017

Flagstaff Community Policy Trust Meeting April 5th, 2017
Flagstaff Community Policy Trust Meeting January 27th, 2017 

Mayoral Proclamations 2019

April 30th - Recognition of Debbi Grogan
April 25th - NAIPTA "Get on Board" 
April 16th - Recognition of Flagstaff Northstars Hockey Team
April 16th - Recognition of NJB - Northern AZ Warriors Girls Basketball
April 11th - GEMS (Volunteer Recognition)
April 5th - Teen Challenge 
April 1st - Census 2020 
April (month of) Sexual Assault Awareness month
April (Month of) Fair Housing
April - (Month of) Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness 
April - (Month of)  Recognition of Mayor's Water Challenge
March 11th - STEM day Celebration
February 19th - Recognition of NPA Soccer Team 
February (Month of) Black History Month 
January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr Day 
January (week of) Jan 20th-26th - School Choice Week 
January 15th - Recognition of City Interns as Golden Axe recipients
January (Month of) Human Trafficking awareness 

Mayoral Proclamations 2018

December 15th - Recognition of Peter MacDonald 
December 14th - Remembrance of Sandy Hook
December 4th - Nackard Beverage 75th anniversary 
December 3rd - Recognition of NAU Cross Country Team 
December (Week of 2nd -10th) Chanukah
November 6th - Arbor Day 
October 8th - Indigenous Peoples' Day 
October (month of) Alpha Delta Kappa  
October (month of) - Domestic Violence Awareness 
September (Week of 29th-October 5) - The Week of the Young Child

September 22 - International Day of Peace
September 22- Out of the Darkness 
September 21 - National POW/MIA day
September 16-22 - Constitution Week 
September 15-October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month
September 8 - Lights on Afterschool Day
August 8th - National Night Out
August 7th- National Purple Heart Day
August 1st - Drowning Awareness Month
July 20th - Kick off of Lunar Legacy celebration
July 13th - 150th Anniversary of 1868 Navajo Peace Treaty
June 29th-July 1 - Back to Flagstaff Weekend
June 19th - Slow Down to Get Around (Solid Waste Workers Awareness)
June 16th - Juneteenth Day 
June 1st - Gun Violence Awareness Day
May (Week of May 27th- June 2nd) Wool and Fiber Week 
May (Week of May 20th-25th) Bike to Work Week 
May 19th - Kids to Parks Day
May 12th - Stamp Out Hunger Day
May (Week of May 7th-11th) - Economic Development Week
May (Week of May 6th-12th) - Az Tourism and Travel Week
May 5th - Community Wildfire Preparedness Day
May 4th - Law Day
May - Building Safety Month
April 27- Arbor Day
April (Week of April 15-21 & April 19)  - National Volunteer Week/City of Flagstaff GEMS day
April - Fair Housing Month
April - Parkinsons' Awareness Month
April - Teen Challenge Month
April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
April - Young People's Awareness Month 
March - Red Cross Month
March 10th- Lawrence Lowell Telescope Day
March 3rd - Erika Alexander Recognition
February -  (Week of Feb 5th-9th) National Counseling Week
February - Go Red Month
February - Black History Month
February - Craft Beer Month
January - Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January - School Choice Week

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Email Mayor Evans

Mailing Address
211 W Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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