City Council

  1. Tim Elinski

    Phone: 928-340-2725

  2. Ruben Jauregui

    Vice Mayor
    Phone: 928-340-2727

  3. Kyla Allen

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-300-0299

  4. Deb Althouse

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-634-3315

  5. Tosca Henry

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-649-8777

  6. Linda Norman

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-274-2048

  7. Karen Pfeifer

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-634-7151

Regular Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • City Council Chambers Building
    826 N Main Street
    Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Work Sessions

  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • City Council Chambers Building
    826 N Main Street
    Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Agendas and Minutes

12/8/17 Strategic Retreat
 View current and previous agendas and minutes 

Notices and paper copies of the City Council meetings are posted at the following locations: Council Chambers building window (826 N. Main Street;) City Hall and Library bulletin boards.

Public Quorum Notices

Upcoming Events


Read current and previous Council Retreat Strategic Initiatives

Mission Statement

The City of Cottonwood, through ethical, accountable, professional leadership and collaboration, enhances quality of life for our diverse community while preserving our unique environment and character.

Vision Statement

  • The City of Cottonwood strives to maintain a uniquely desirable and sustainable community.
  • We are unique because of our people, our grand natural resources, public amenities, leadership, diversity and home town atmosphere.
  • We will continue to conserve, preserve and manage our precious resources, including the Verde River and its unique riparian habitat.
  • We will enhance our position as the economic center for the Verde Valley, providing retail, medical, education, transportation, recreation and tourism.
  • The City of Cottonwood provides leadership and solutions to ensure a prosperous community where a diversity of people and nature thrive.


The City Council consists of the Mayor, Vice-Mayor and five Council Members. The Mayor is directly elected to a four-year term. The Council Members are elected for four-year staggered terms. The Council designates one of its members as Vice-Mayor, who serves at the pleasure at the Council. The Council makes policy decisions and is empowered to enact ordinances and policies to protect citizen's rights.