Councilmember Celia Barotz was elected to the Flagstaff City Council for a four-year term in May 2010 and served as Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2012. Celia joined the city council after serving seven years on a wide variety of local boards and commissions, including the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Flagstaff Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Flagstaff Water Commission, City of Flagstaff Open Spaces Commission, City of Flagstaff Board of Adjustment, and Mountain Line Citizen’s Review Commission.
From 2010 to 2013, Celia was the City Council liaison on the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Board and Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA). Currently, Celia is the Council representative on the Flagstaff Arts Council Boards of Directors and the City of Flagstaff Audit Committee, and is serving her fourth year on the NAIPTA Board of Directors (and second as Chair of the Board.) In her individual capacity Celia serves on the Board of Directors of the NACET, the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, the local business incubator that helps launch small businesses into successful growth companies.
Celia’s professional experience includes practicing real estate and land use law, coordinating the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program for Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff and mediating and arbitrating civil and family law cases. Celia is the Special Projects Manager at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. She earned a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from the University of Vermont, a Juris Doctor from Tulane University, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar.