Councilmember Khara House

Appointed to City Council May 2022 |


Khara House was appointed to the Flagstaff City Council in May 2022. Khara came to Flagstaff in 2009 to study English at Northern Arizona University, graduating in 2011. After teaching at NAU, Khara began a career in multifamily housing in 2013. Her passion for service and community engagement has led to membership with NAACP Flagstaff, Coconino County’s African Diaspora Advisory Council, the Southside Community Association, NAMI Flagstaff, Flagstaff Young Professionals, and several other community and service organizations. Prior to her appointment to Council, Khara served on the City’s Commission on Diversity Awareness and Housing Commission. 



Khara earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at Messiah University (formerly Messiah College) in Pennsylvania, and completed her Master’s degree in English at Northern Arizona University. 


Interests & Values:

Khara believes in making a difference in her community and hopes to have a positive impact on others and society. Her studies in English were inspired by a lifelong love of reading and writing. She is also a devoted lover of movies, music (and karaoke), and the arts. Her background in education and championing diversity, equity and inclusion continue to reflect in community conversations, organizational DEI training, and occasional poetry workshops. Khara is a passionate advocate for mental and behavioral health awareness and acceptance, diversity, housing, and meaningful community engagement. Most of all, Khara values altruism, desiring more than anything else to be of service, elevate the voices that often go unheard in the community, and create lasting and meaningful partnerships and relationships to cultivate thriving community. 


Personal Note:

It is my humblest honor to have the opportunity to serve the people of Flagstaff. I moved to this community in 2009 and immediately fell in love. As proud as I am to call Flagstaff my home, I am even more deeply passionate about recognizing Flagstaff as home for so many diverse, unique, and essential voices, cultures, and perspectives. I love Flagstaff, and I love the people that make up this community: I hope that heart for this community shines forth as I work to serve you well, listen to and elevate your voices, and help build bridges to make this community stronger and more beautiful. 

  1. Khara House Headshot 2021

    Khara House


  2. Shawn Johnson

    Chief of Staff to the Mayor and Council