The City Council uses every opportunity to establish community participation programs to allow for citizen involvement and input. Boards, commissions, and committees are created to allow Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in City government. The members of the City's boards and commissions, and most committee members, are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council unless a different term length is set by law.
All City board and commission members must be residents of Flagstaff at the time of their appointment and for the full duration of their term. Appointments are approved at public meetings and individuals are selected solely at the discretion of the City Council.