- District 3 Vacancy - Public Comment Portal
District 3 Vacancy - Public Comment Portal
Please see below for brief biographies of the five candidates the Board of Supervisors will consider for appointment to fill the District 3 vacancy. The interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 2023, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
You can use the form on this page to submit any comments about the five candidates or application process that you feel the Board of Supervisors should take into consideration.
I am excited at the chance to apply for the vacant seat of District 3 for the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. As a citizen of District 3,it is an incredible opportunity to apply for a seat at the table where so much change, action and community decisions are made - a place where communities are represented and heard. I believe that serving your community, in any capacity and chance you are given, is an honor and a privilege, and one that I do not take lightly.
As a researcher specialized in climate, environment and sustainability, a local environmental activist, and an educator of Indigenous youth, every ounce of my spirit would go into this position. My experience and studies in the world of private sector business will allow me the ability to connect, hear and work with local businesses and contractors, as I understand the critical role they play within our county. As a business strategist, long-time non-profit manager and specialist, I also possess the skills, tenacity and professionalism necessary to serve this lively and beautiful county. Finally, as a member of this community, I know the true privilege it is to call this incredible county home, and I would give every ounce of my being to pay back this gift in the form of service to all the lives and entities that make it up. This work is more than just a passion; it’s personal.
In the 42 years he’s lived in Williams, Eric Eikenberry has owned a construction company, a bed and breakfast, served as the chamber of commerce director, worked as an EMT, robbed and entertained passengers on the Grand Canyon Railway, and most recently used his experience as a USMC veteran to counsel other veterans and National Guard Soldiers on finances, employment, and education. He has 20 years of experience as a community college administrator and supervised distance learning, occupational and academic programs and centers, non-credit education, and a federal jobs grant. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for Coconino Community College and has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
My name is Sue Greaves. My husband and I bought a home in Mund's Park in 2016 and then moved up full time from Phoenix in 2020. I love the area and the people in northern Arizona and knew immediately this was the place for us. I have since gotten involved in my community, becoming the PC for Mund's Park, joining the LD7 Dems and the Democratic State Committee and now, hopefully the Board of Supervisors.
I talk to everyone I meet and want to be the ears and the voice for District 3. My neighbors tell me that I keep them up to date about current happenings and have already started bouncing their ideas to me, from the new Hospital to Airbnb's to plowing the roads, I look forward with visiting with everyone regardless of political party. I plan to visit all parts of the district to get feedback for upcoming projects and to hear residents concerns. I want to be YOUR voice on the Board of Supervisors.
I thank you for your support!
I am Nicholas Hanley, a doctoral candidate in Global Leadership & Change at Pepperdine University, also serving as an Administration Specialist III within the Clerk's Office of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. My professional journey has involved government policy, international relations, and notable experiences with the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the United Nations, and Amnesty International. I am committed to public policy that improves the lives of individuals and communities, fosters collaboration for the common good, and contributes without expectation of reciprocity.
My commitment to public policy is shaped by my personal narrative. I was adopted from Russia by my parents at age two. Their guidance instilled empathy, compassion, and philanthropy in me. Embracing my role as an "oddball" enriched my relationships and career, imbuing me with an understanding of inclusivity, empathy, and resilience. I pursue advocacy and public policy to serve as a conduit for the marginalized, exemplifying the principle of giving back without expecting gain. My purpose in public policy is to transform society through compassion and collaboration.
I am Adam Hess, my parents are Jim and Ann Hess, father to Carissa Hess and Audie Hess, I am a long-time resident of Coconino County and have considered it my home since 1976. I attended elementary school, middle school, high school at Sinagua, and NAU. My parents are retired teachers of FUSD and their involvement as coaches and teachers has impacted so many of our residents. This is a large part of my sense of community and I strive to be involved and a leader throughout my life. I have served in the Army for 27 years and I am retiring this year. Having recently moved to my dream home in Bellemont in District 3, I want to serve my community. Both of my amazing children both attend NPA middle school and both are athletes and season ski pass holders. After serving my country in the Army for 27 years, I am finally retiring and have moved into my dream home where I can enjoy my family, renew friendships, and become involved in the activities offered here. I recently had the opportunity to utilize the DOD Skillbridge program as an intern in Supervisor Matt Ryan’s office. This internship allowed me to work on projects in Public Works, Community Development, and Parks and Recreation. Meeting the Directors and staff members in Coconino County encouraged and motivated me to continue to serve but on a more personal local level. The love I have for my community and my years of leadership experience lead me to believe I would be an asset to the Board.