Commissions

The City of Sierra Vista welcomes citizen involvement. The following commissions were established to assist City Council in gathering information about important City functions. If you’re interested in being involved in a commission, click here to check for vacancies. Commission members are appointed by City Council to serve two-year terms with a limit of three consecutive terms. If no vacancies are available, you may still be able to participate as a non-voting associate member. Click here to download an application.

Airport

The Airport Commission was created by Ordinance 220 on April 12, 1973 as the Aviation Commission, and re-established on December 12, 1996 as the Airport Commission by Resolution 3719. The Commission’s purpose is to provide public input and citizen participation on the policies and procedures that affect the operation and use of the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, and promote the growth and expansion of airport services to the general public.

The Airport Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport.
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Member Term Ends
James Short, vice-chair 12-31-18
Art Weisberger, member  12-31-19
John Voishan, chair 12-31-18
Vacant  12-31-18
Jake Pacheo, member 12-31-18
Francisco J. Flores, member 12-31-19
George Pohlman, member 12-31-19
Lee Gray, associate
Sharon Flissar, staff liaison
Council Member Craig Mount, Council liaison

Arts and Humanities

The Arts and Humanities Commission was created in 1980. The purpose of the Commission is to advise City Council on art in public places, foster the City as a strong supporter of cultural activities for the community, and develop short and long term plans relating to arts and humanities activities and facilities in the community.

The Arts and Humanities Commission meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
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The  Arts and Humanities Commission is accepting proposals for a mini-grant of $200 to fund supplies and educational materials for a one-time classroom project that engages students in the arts. Any public K-6 teacher in Cochise County is eligible to apply. Grant proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2018. To access the form, which includes more detailed information, click here.

To access the 2018 Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Awards Call for Nominations packet, click here. Nominations are due by Monday, Nov. 26.

Member Term Ends
Cecelia Lewis, member 12/31/2018
Kristen Welch, member 12/31/2019
Jodi Gaston, vice chair 12/31/2019
Virginia P. Thompson, chair 12/31/2018
Michael Rosen, member 12/31/2018
Cristina D. Reinert, member 12/31/2019
Vacant  12/31/2018
Tanya Biami, associate
Renae B. Humburg, associate
Rob Hinderer, staff liaison
Council Member Craig Mount, Council liaison

Cultural Diversity

The Commission on Cultural Diversity was established by Resolution 2007-064 on April 26, 2007. The Commission of seven members was designed to promote and improve relations and understanding among the many diverse ethnic and cultural segments of the City of Sierra Vista.

The Commission on Cultural Diversity meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
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Member Term Ends
Melanie Sanitoa, member 12-31-19
Ishmael Mama 12-31-19
Jeremy Palmer 12-31-19
Shaundra L. Sanders, chair 12-31-19
Vacant 12-31-18
Vacant 12-31-18
Rosa Villafane, member 12-31-18
Rob Hinderer, staff liaison
 Council Member Craig Mount, Council liaison

Disability Issues

The Commission on Disability Issues was established by Resolution 3702 to act as a liaison between the City and its disabled population. On January 13, 2011 the bylaws were amended via Resolution 2011-011.

CoDI meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room in City Hall.

Nominate a business or organization for the Sierra VistaABILITY Award.
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Member Term Ends
Kelly L. Norris, vice chair  12-31-19
Teresa Longmore, member 12/31/2019
Karl Hallsten, member 12/31/2018
Lori Schectman, member 12/31/2019
Jane C. Strain, member 12/31/2018
Vacant  12-31-18
Stuart S. Carter, chair  12-31-19
Audrey Peterson-Hosto, associate
Lois R. Sagmoe, associate
Amy Carter, associate
Kristen Dangerfield, associate
Carla Boyd, associate
Jeff Pregler, staff liaison
Mayor Pro Tem Alesia Ash, Council liaison

Environmental Affairs

The Environmental Affairs Commission was established in 1993 to advise the City Council on environmental issues, programs, and procedures relating to reduction, reuse, recycling, energy conservation, environmental stewardship, waste management, regulatory compliance, water conservation, community education, and environmental demonstration projects.

The Environmental Affairs Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Pedro Castro Center Training Room, 401 Guilio Cesare.
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The Environmental Affairs Commission has created a new award program, the Environmental Merit Award. This recognition will be awarded annually to an individual, business, or service group that meets or exceeds environmental goals as outlined by the City of Sierra Vista. Areas of interest include water conservation, environmental stewardship, and recycling efforts. Some examples include planting native vegetation, rainwater harvesting, increasing the use of public transportation, energy conservation or use of renewable energy, and recycling efforts. Awardees will be selected by a selection task force that is part of the Environmental Affairs Commission. Get more information and an application.

Member Term Ends
David Allee, member 12/31/2019
Vacant 12/31/2019
Tom Kennedy, member 12/31/2018
Ronald W. Faulkner, vice chair 12/31/2019
William J. Hargis, chair 12/31/2018
E. Dennis Ehrenberger, secretary 12/31/2018
Gene Fenstermacher, member 12/31/2019
Amy Carter, associate
Sharon Flissar, staff liaison
Council Member Gwen Calhoun, Council liaison

Library

The Library Advisory Commission was established in 1960 to advise the City Council regarding library services and requirements, and to assist the City in promoting library services to the public.

The Library Advisory Commission meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Public Library Conference Room.
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Member Term Ends
Caulyne Barron, member 12-31-19
Vacant 12-31-18
Karly Scarbrough, member  12-31-19
Alvin M. Slarve, co-chair 12-31-19
Jacob Jones Martinez, member 12-31-18
Nandor Felsen, member 12-31-19
John Walsh, chair 12-31-18
Emily Sherrer, staff liaison
 Council Member Kristine Wolfe, Council liaison

Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Commission was established in 1971 to advise the City Council in the establishment of essential policies, procedures, rules, and regulations relating to the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, and maintenance of areas and structures owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City for use as park and recreation facilities.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
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Member Term Ends
Jessica Kunkel, chair 12-31-18
Vacant 12-31-18
Wesley Roy Hewitt, Jr., member 12-31-18
Berlynda Schaaf, member 12-31-19
Joy Mims, member 12-31-18
Scott Weiss, vice chair 12-31-19
John Moreno 12-31-19
Laura Wilson, staff liaison
Council Member Bob Blanchard, Council liaison

Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission was established in 1959 to formulate and recommend to the City Council a long-term master plan for the development of the City, to make surveys and studies of present conditions and future growth, to hold public hearings on all proposed amendments to the City’s plan prior to going to Council, and to conduct itself in accordance with City Codes and State Statues.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall.
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Member Term Ends
Robert Karp, member 12-31-19
Gerald Patton Gabel, member 12-31-18
Sharon Lake, member 12-31-18
Chrysti Lassiter 12-31-18
Patricia M. Olson, chair 12-31-19
David P. Thompson, member 12-31-19
Brad Snyder 12-31-19
Jeff Pregler, staff liaison
Council Member Rachel Gray, Council liaison

 Sister Cities

The Sister Cities Commission was established by Resolution 2282 to advise the City Council on enhancing the City’s relationship with its sister cities. The original committee was established in 1989 to promote the relationship with Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. The committee was reformed as a corporation in 1990, re-established as a committee in 1996, and was made a City commission in 2001. The sister city relationship with Radebeul, Germany, was established in 1998 by Resolution 3956.

The Sister Cities Commission meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
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The City of Sierra Vista hosted the 2017 Arizona Sister Cities Conference. See the presentations here.

Member Term Ends
Vacant 12-31-18
Randi Buros, chair 12-31-18
 Lauren Giamalis  12-31-19
 Irma E. Valdez  12-31-19
John C. McBee, member 12-31-19
 Michael Boardman  12-31-19
Vacant 12-31-18
Rob Hinderer, staff liaison
 Council Member Gwen Calhoun, Council liaison

Tourism

The Tourism Commission was established by the Sierra Vista City Council in 2008 by Resolution 2008-181. Its purpose is to advise City Council on policies and strategies related to tourism marketing and visitor services.

The Tourism Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
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Member Term Ends
Mike Magnuson 12-31-18
Sabra Albritton, secretary 12-31-18
Vacant 12-31-18
Vacant 12-31-18
George Broxton III, chair 12-31-19
Becky Bjork, member 12-31-19
Coleen Rodefer, vice chair 12-31-19
Gregory Sunhilt, associate member
Angela Camara, Fort Huachuca liaison
Judy Hector, staff liaison
 Council Member Kristine Wolfe, Council liaison

West End

The West End Commission was established as the Downtown Neighborhood Commission on October 24, 1996 by Resolution 3843 to advise City Council on the establishment of plans, policies, and strategies relating to the revitalization and enhancement of properties on the west side of Sierra Vista. On February 28, 2008, the Downtown Neighborhood Commission was re-established as the West End Commission.

The West End Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Landmark Café, 400 W. Fry Boulevard.
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Member Term Ends
Michele Cotton, member 12/31/2019
Pamela Anderson, member 12/31/2018
Father  Gregory P Adolf, vice chair  12-31-19
Danielle Sheppard, member 12/31/2018
David S. Grieshop, member 12/31/2019
Rosie Mackey, chair 12/31/2019
Joe C. Ford, member 12/31/2019
Susan Tawney, associate
Karen Ginsburg, associate
Tait Wilcox, associate
David Miller, associate
Tina Moore, staff liaison
Council Member Gwen Calhoun, Council liaison

Youth

Originally created as the Youth Council in 1972, the body was restructured as a commission in 1996. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise the City Council on matters of concern to the youth of Sierra Vista, recommend and encourage action programs and legislation beneficial to the youth of the community, promote better understanding and integration of youth and the local government, and assist in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the local service delivery system for youth-related services as consumers of these services.

The Youth Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Library Conference Room.
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Member Term Ends
Vacant 12-31-19
Timothy Jones, member 12-31-18
Ethan Johnson, vice chair 12-31-19
Elizabeth Heinrich, member 12-31-18
Vacant 12-31-19
Madison Monbleau 12-31-19
Nicholas Monbleau 12-31-18
Emily Scherrer, staff liaison
Mayor Pro Tem Alesia Ash, Council liaison