City Council

  1. Mayor Tim Elinski Photo

    Tim Elinski

    Phone: 928-340-2747

  2. Debbie Wilden Headshot resized

    Debbie Wilden

    Vice Mayor

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    Stephen DeWillis

    Council Member

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    Lisa DuVernay

    Council Member

  5. Tosca Henry

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-274-9696

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    Helaine Kurot

    Council Member
    Phone: 928-593-0916

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    Jackie Nairn

    Council Member

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

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.

For information regarding Open Meetings from the Arizona Attorney General's office please click here: Agency Handbook Chapter 7: Open Meetings

Public Quorum Notices

Upcoming Events


Read current and previous Council Retreat Strategic Initiatives

Mission Statement

Inspiring a vibrant community


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 hometown 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.