Before her involvement with Flagstaff 2020, Kathy Turner (then Kathy Dunn Turner) worked for Flagstaff Unified School District and then with Northern Arizona University. While at NAU, she coordinated programs with many service organizations, including Youth in Action and AmeriCorps. In the clip below, she describes the origins of the Flagstaff 2020 community visioning project, and her early knowledge of the concepts. Watch Turner’s entire oral history interview via Digital Collections.
Turner learned about the position of Flagstaff 2020 Project Coordinator from an advertisement in the Arizona Daily Sun.
As Project Coordinator, Turner was in charge of many of the day-to-day tasks of organizing volunteers and spreading the word about Flagstaff 2020 around town. There are few aspects of the original Flagstaff 2020 project that weren’t touched by Kathy Turner.