March 16, 2015 KSB Event: Those invited included elected City officials and community organizations
March, April, May Three meetings with Nicole Branton, District Ranger, Red Rock District Coconino National Forest
June 1, 2015
  • Discussion with Cal Joyner, Regional Forester Southwestern Region
  • Discussion with Scott Russell, Acting Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest
June 5, 2015 Presentation to Yavapai County Democratic Party Board; Board voted unanimously to support National Monument effort
June 9, 2015 Discussion with Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis
June 10, 2015
  • Monument Website and Facebook go live
  • Monument Petition Drive Starts
  • Presentations to:
    • Sedona City Council
    • Cornville Community Association
    • Keep Sedona Beautiful Speaker Series
June 11, 2015
  • Presentation to Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
    • Council Voted for Resolution to Support Designation
  • Meeting with Jennifer Wesselhoff, Executive Director, Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    • Chamber was invited to be on Monument planning team. Instead as they have questions we will get answers. Chamber also will cooperate in coordinating notifications of public meetings and meetings with businesses and organizations
June 12, 2015
  • Ads in local newspapers announcing Monument effort and  referring residents to Monument website for information on proposal and to sign petition:
    • All Larson Newspapers
    • All Verde Independent Newspapers
    • Kudos
June 15, 2015
  • Meeting with Lars Roming, President, Verde Valley Bicycling Coalition
    • Association agreed having a representative on the Monument planning team.
June 18, 2015 Presentation to Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR)
June 19, 2015 Front page National Monument article in the Red Rock News
June 20, 2015 Finalized design for brochure to educate public on Monument
June 23, 2015 Public Radio KJZZ, Phoenix interview. Discussed Monument and how to obtain information on the process and reasons for National Monument
June 24, 2015 Completed development and printed 5,000 copies of educational brochure; distributed over 2,500 copies as of 8/23/15
June 26, 2015 Meeting with Nicole Branton, District Ranger, Coconino National Forest Red Rock District
June 27, 2015
  • Presentation to Executive Committee, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter.
    • The Executive Committee voted to support the National Monument effort.
June 29, 2015 Radio interview on KAZM concerning details of Monument and upcoming events. The 45 minute show concentrated on public education about the Monument and the designation process
June 30, 2015 Sedona/Verde Valley Mixer in Cottonwood. Distributed educational materials; 91 signed petition.
July 1, 2015
  • Met with Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis
  • Met with Mayor Doug Von Gausig, Town of Clarkdale
  • Met with Mayor Diane Joens, City of Cottonwood, City Manager Doug Bartosh, Holly Mabery of National Realtors, and Lana Tolleson, President, Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. Invited all in attendance to help develop proposal
  • Scheduled public presentations for July 16 in Sedona and July 21 in Cottonwood
July 2, 2015
  • The Village View article: “Monumental Ambition: Big Park Backs Monument Status”
  • Full page ad in The Villager
  • Cable and radio interview on Yavapai Broadcasting Countywide; program is scheduled for several showings on cable.
July 4, 2015
  • Group attended Flagstaff Independence Day parade to obtain petition signatures and distribute educational material
  • Attended Sedona Independence Day event at Sedona Red Rock High School; distributed educational material
July 6, 2015
  • Submitted quarter-page ads to Larson Newspapers and Verde Independent announcing July 16 and 21 public  meetings
  • Initiated public outreach through social media announcing upcoming public meetings
July 7, 2015
  • Meeting with Sedona City Manager Justin Clifton
  • Meeting with Justin Clifton, City of Sedona, Karen Daines/ Assistant Sedona City Manager, Ron Volkman/Verde Valley Realtors, Jennifer Wesselhoff/Sedona Chamber of Commerce, and Nichole Branton/District Ranger, Red Rock District Coconino National Forest. All were invited to participate in on-going weekly public meetings every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Discussed monument items relating to transportation, infrastructure, process, other monument designations, commercial business operations, and access to the forest. Also indicated development of proposal outline to begin July 8, 2015. All in attendance were invited to participate in development of proposal.
  • Coordinated with Sedona Chamber to help provide information on public meetings.
July 8, 2015 Began public outreach through social media and member and community outreach for Sedona City Council work session scheduled for July 15, 2015
July 9, 2015 Presentation to Oak Creek Watershed council
July 10, 2015
  • Presentation at Red Rock State Park
  • Outreach with information table at Sedona Farmers Market
July 13, 2015 Presentation to Verde Valley Land Preservation Institute
July 14, 2015
  • Sedona City Council Work Session. The City was invited to participate in on-going proposal development meetings
  • Presentation to Verde River Basin Partnership
July 16, 2015
  • Sedona Public Library information table
  • Public meeting & presentation, Cottonwood Rec Center
July 17, 2015 Outreach with information table at Sedona Farmers Market
July 28, 2015 Presentation to the Town of Clarkdale Council
July 30, 2015 Presentation to Sedona Art Center Board of Directors
July 31, 2015 Outreach with information table at Sedona Farmers Market 
August 2015 Ongoing outreach with information table at Sedona Farmers Market: Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28
August 2, 2015 Article on Monument published in The Villager
August 6, 2015 Preliminary Resource Management Plan (RMP) reviewed at weekly public meeting. Residents in opposition to the Monument received current copies of recommendations and provided their input
August 11, 2015 Ordered additional 5,000 copies of educational and outreach brochures
August 14, 2015 Preliminary Resource Management Recommendations submitted to Forest Service, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Sedona
August 18, 2015 Preliminary Resource Management Recommendations submitted to Verde Valley Realtors Association
August 20, 2015
  • Weekly public meeting review of Preliminary Resource Management Recommendations. Individuals in opposition to the Monument attended the meeting and were part of the discussion
  • Decision made to conduct a public meeting on September 15, 2015 at the Village of Oak Creek Association Community Meeting rooms from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
August 21, 2015 Newspaper ad finalized for publication of Preliminary Resource Management Recommendations in the Red Rock News and The Villager newspapers during the first part of September
August 23, 2015 Attended Flagstaff Farmers Market for monument education outreach
August 24, 2015 Meeting with Sedona City Manager Justin Clifton, Forest Service representative, and Sedona Chamber of Commerce representative.
September 2015 – May 2016 Formal and Informal Presentations to community groups and organizations throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley.