African Diaspora Advisory Council

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Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council  Black History Month Essay and Art Contest

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The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) is now accepting entries for the Black History Month Essay and Art Contest. The contest is open to all students in Coconino County. Submissions will center around the theme of Black Health and Wellness and must be received by February 20, 2022.

Interested students should submit a 500-word typed or legibly handwritten essay on the topic of Black Health and Wellness to the African Diaspora Advisory Council via email to  Art submissions can be dropped off at the Historic Murdoch Center (203 E. Brannen Ave). Prompts and the cover sheet that are required with all submissions can be found above. Winners will be announced at a Black History Month closing reception on Sunday, February 27, 2022, and the winner from each category (K-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, and 9th-12th) will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

For additional information, contact Khara House at

The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council was established in 2001 by the Board of Supervisors. The Council was created to provide an official liaison and communication link between the African American community and Coconino County. Prior to 2020, the Council was known as the African American Advisory Council


To serve as an official liaison between African American citizens and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors.

Mission Statement:

Creating Cultural and Community Connections by working to preserve, present, and maintain cultural history and advocating for educational, social and economic equity with the understanding that service is focused on cultures representing Blacks/African Americans and all individuals within the African Diaspora in Coconino County.


  • *Meetings are currently being held virtually*
  • Second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM 
  • Coconino County Administration Center, 2nd Floor 219 E. Cherry Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Date and location subject to change. Call (928) 679-7135 to verify the meeting date and time prior to attending.
  • The public is invited to attend the African Diaspora Advisory Council meetings.
  • Meeting agenda and minutes
  • Notices

Upcoming Events:


The council is composed of volunteer members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members must reside in Coconino County. Members should also have an interest in and knowledge of issues and concerns of importance to African Diaspora residing in Coconino County. One does not need to be African American to be a member. For more information about membership appointment and term limits, please read through the council bylaws.

The Council is currently recruiting interested members. Interested citizens are encouraged to submit an electronic application for membership to the council.

Current Council Members:

  • Khara House - Chair
  • Amber Jones - Vice-Chair
  • Jermaine Barkley - Asst. Vice-Chair
  • Deborah Harris
  • Dr. Tracye A. Moore

Activities and Events the Council has Been Involved In Include:

  • Review and made recommendations on proposed local, state and federal legislation
  • Community Resource Fairs
  • Juneteenth community event
  • Gospel Festivals
  • African American History Month activities and Events, essay contests
For more information about the Council please read our brochure or contact (928) 679-7135.