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Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari is the youngest woman ever elected in Phoenix City Council history and the first Iranian-American elected to public office in the state of Arizona. She is an Arizona native, daughter of immigrants, and a graduate of Stanford and Cambridge universities. She’s dedicated her career to finding solutions to critical issues such as climate change, air pollution and public health, most recently as a senior policy advisor at the United Nations.
Councilwoman Deb Stark is currently representing Legislative District 3 in the Phoenix City Council. She has dedicated her whole life to public service, and to advocating for our community as a whole. Deb seeks to promote economic development and job growth and improve our infrastructure.
An Arizona native, Becky Daggett currently directs Coconino and Mohave County organizing efforts for the statewide Outlaw Dirty Money campaign. Becky previously served as the Executive Director of three Flagstaff nonprofits and worked for the City of Flagstaff as the Business Retention and Expansion Manager. She managed successful ballot campaigns raising more than $50 million for trails, recreation amenities, economic development, tourism, the arts and sciences, and open space protection in Flagstaff and throughout Coconino County.
Holli Ploog is a dedicated six year resident of the City of Sedona. She served on the City’s Budget Workgroup for five years and on its Fiscal Sustainability Workgroup, developing financial solutions for large-scale infrastructure projects. A retired attorney with a 30-year background in information technology and government coalition building, she he has worked with local, state, federal, and international agencies.
Kathy Kinsella has lived in Sedona for over ten years and has a broad background in community issues has well prepared her for service on the Sedona City Council. She is an active volunteer with several local non-profits focusing on food insecurity, housing, civil rights, and justice and is the recipient of League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley 2017 Citizen Engagement Award.
Miranda has been a resident of Flagstaff for the past 26 years. For the past eighteen years she has been the owner of Rainbow’s End, a downtown business featuring clothing, shoes, and locally made jewelry. Miranda is also the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Flagstaff Birth, Breastfeeding and Women’s Center. She is an eight- year Board Member of the Flagstaff Leadership Program, and volunteers her time to mentor the next generation of Flagstaff leaders.
Peggy is a retired lawyer, active in the life of Fountain Hills. As a Board Member of the Fountain Hills Democratic Club, member of Liberal Ladies, AZ Democratic Women in Blue and the League of Women Voters, she is connected with the progressives of Fountain Hills. As a member of Fountain Hills Women’s Club, she helps to raise scholarship money for women re-entering the workplace. As a small business owner, she is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter and the Women of Scottsdale Networking Group as well as Women Who Mean Business, Scottsdale. She has been a volunteer with Hospice of the Valley since 2018 and was a recipient of the Snell & Wilmer Community Leadership Award.
Sharron holds a BA in Business Administration and several Associates Degrees in the insurance field. Sharron has lived in four states and worked in insurance underwriting and compliance as well as a neighborhood bank. Seeking greater challenges and a return to her roots, Sharron left the corporate world to own and run her own business. Dedicated to her community Sharron is on the Fountain Hills Community Services Advisory Commission, the EVIT Business Accelerator Board, and the Leadership Academy Board. As an advocate for women’s rights, Sharron was part of the visionary board to establish what is now known as Cultures of Consent.