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Update From Tusayan Mayor Clarinda Vail

June 2, 2021

 For EVERYONE in Tusayan!
Here is a new update on what I have been working on this past month. As always, I want and welcome your questions and request about the things I can do for you!

*Thanks to the approximately 40 people that came to help build the Community Garden, and to We Cook Pizza for the pizza. It was a fun day and is always amazing to see what many hands can get done in a short time frame. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL AGES THAT PARTICIPATED. The water has been turned on for the garden

Please call or email Jill Goodman at 928-638-9909 or at tusayanasst@tusayan-az.gov to add your name to the list if you would like to reserve a garden bed.

*It's budget time for the town and a key point I emphasized while running for mayor, payments to residents/employees, has made the town project list for further discussions. The United States Government has given stimulus money and I remain committed to this idea and will be working with my colleagues to hopefully make it happen. Stay tuned for details.

*The Coconino County Health & Human Services is offering a FREE series of six gardening lessons for adults at the Tusayan Sports Complex to continue promoting gardening and increase access to healthy foods in Coconino County. Reserve your spot with Sharon Sifling at 928-679-7257 or ssifling@coconino.az.gov.

*I have had great meetings in the last month involving the community, school, town judicial court, county juvenile probation and Coconino County/Grand Canyon National Park law enforcement representatives in hopes of  being proactive with concerns witnessed and encourage Law Abiding Living by all of our residents. Please let me know concerns or ideas you may have.

Coconino County Sheriff Office Phone Numbers
Emergencies Dial 911
Non-Emergencies 928-774-4523, option 1 Dispatch
Records Phone 928-214-253
If you have Tips on Crimes or Wanted Persons, contact Coconino County Dispatch at 800-338-7888, option 1 or call Coconino County Silent Witness 928-774-6111 (to remain anonymous.)

*The town’s temporary modification for signage has expired. The town asks that all properties return to "pre-proclamation" conditions. Please remove signs in non-compliance.

*May was National Wildfire Awareness Month and has been declared in 10 western states to increase prevention and preparedness for wildfires throughout the country. Wildfires are prevalent in our forested area and the responsibility to be aware and alert belongs to all of us. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, humans cause an average of 68% of fires per year in the United States. Of those human-started fires, 2.8 million acres burn each year. In 2018, 8,767,492 acres burned due to human-started and lightning strikes. There are steps to take to both prevent wildfires and prevent them. From fire-resisting building materials to following the safety protocols for handling fire when camping, heating your home, or storing fuel, we can all take part in reducing wildfires. Visit the https://www.nifc.gov/fire-information/fire-prevention-education-mitigation to learn more about what you can do to make your property better prepared for a wildfire.

*The Kaibab National Forest has entered Stage One Fire Restrictions as of Friday, May 14th. Town of Tusayan Ordinance 2010-09-08-02 states that when the Forest enters Stage 1 Restrictions the Town of Tusayan will also enter restrictions. Click here to read the full Fire Ordinance.

*Thank you to all those who are liking my Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of community updates moving forward. If you have not already visited my page, please visit www.facebook.com/TusayanMayor and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like my social media.


*I would encourage Tusayan residents to attend our town council meetings especially now that they are accessible online. I will work hard to make sure that they continue to be online and interactive after the current COVID crisis is over.

*Never hesitate to contact me – about anything – at Clarinda.Vail@tusayan-az.gov or at 928-637-8912. I am here to serve you, always, for things big or small that can help your quality of life!
There is a lot of great work to be done. We will keep improving Tusayan together! Thank you.


If your housing has town provided Access Parks Internet and you are having issues, please let the town know by calling Jill Goodman at 928-638-9909 tusayanasst@tusayan-az.gov.