Flagstaff City Council member Eva Putzova was recently named the 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt award winner, an honor presented by the Coconino County Democratic Party.
The award is given annually to a community member who demonstrates strong Democratic values in their efforts for the people they serve. While she never held elected office, Mrs. Roosevelt was regarded as a determined defender of the average, middle class American.
Putzova ran her Democratic city council campaign using the theme of “Shared Prosperity” for all Flagstaff residents, and in 2015, she led the lawsuit that struck down the attack on the autonomy of Charter Cities by the Arizona Legislature. She also lead campaign to raise the minimum wage in Flagstaff and worked closely with indigenous residents to change the Columbus Day Holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day.