Pride in the Pines Mission
Northern Arizona Pride Association’s mission is to educate, celebrate and increase acceptance and awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) community of Flagstaff and northern Arizona.
Through the production of our annual Pride in the Pines festival, we aspire to make a positive difference in the LGBTQ reality while creating a sense of Community. It is our Mission to embrace, promote, and support our cultural diversity, civil, and human rights by fighting discrimination of any kind.
Northern Arizona Pride Association’s vision is to increase LGBTQ visibility and equality and end homophobia and trans-phobia in Northern Arizona. Through the production of Pride in the Pines we hope to foster a more tolerant and accepting atmosphere for the LGBTQ community thereby encouraging growth of diversity here in Northern Arizona.
What Pride in the Pines brings to the City Flagstaff Community:
- Attendance. Based on the attendance success of past festivals, the anticipated number of people who will attend this year’s two-day event is estimated at 3500-4800. This number includes local citizens, tourists, and out of town guests.
- Economic. This event is intended to benefit the local community. The economic impact of this event on the local community is substantial with attendees staying at local hotels, eating in local restaurants, and patronizing other local businesses. People come to Flagstaff for the combined appeal of the festival, the downtown atmosphere, historic Route 66, and the attractive summer weather. All of these elements together make a perfect package for any festival attendant. Pride in the Pines pumps over $425,000 into the local economy during the weekend of the festival.
- Educational Impacts. The purpose of Pride in the Pines is to educate the general public of the needs and issues affecting the gay and lesbian community. We strive to rise above adversity taking special recognition of the vast and immensely positive contributions our diverse communities have made and continue to make. With this mission in mind we strive to provide educational outreach to persons directly and indirectly involved in the gay and lesbian community through avenues such as Pride in the Pines. This event promotes a celebration of diversity and instills a great sense of morale and pride in our community.
- Operations. Fund raising throughout the year is vital to provide the necessary expenses in producing ‘Pride in the Pines’ 17th annual festival weekend. The cost to produce such an event totals $82,000. This would include operations needs such as tenting, fencing, and staging, entertainment, special event insurance, security, marketing and outreach to Northern Arizona.
Board of Directors
Kathryn Jim, President
Jamey Hasapis, Vice President
Jay Douglass, Treasurer
Deb Taylor, Secretary
Frankie Madrid, Member
Cheryl Rider, Member
Carrie Nelson, Member
Northern Arizona Pride Association board of directors is dedicated to insure the our annual festival is a success. Together with the dynamic help from our volunteers each is responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound operations consistent with Pride’s mission and vision. Each director is required to provided leadership, expertise, and purpose to insure the passion of pride continues.
Board meeting are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please email if you would like to attend.
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