Meet the Tusayan
The town council is the elected governing body of the town, vested with the regulatory and corporate power of a municipal corporation. Only the council may establish town policy and approve the town budget. The council is responsible to the people of the town for the actions of the local government. The council directs the course of local government through its power to pass ordinances, levy taxes, award contracts, and appoint certain town officers (such as the Town Manager and town attorney) and members of town committees and commissions. The Mayor, who is also a member of the council, signs official documents, chairs council meetings, and acts as the official head of the town at public and ceremonial occasions. The Town of Tusayan has a town council made up of a mayor and four council members. The mayor is directly elected and the council members are elected at large to overlapping, four-year terms. The council members choose the Vice Mayor from among the council. Regular town council meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., although this is subject to change. Regular council meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are held at the Town Hall, 845 Mustang Drive.
A 48-year resident of Tusayan/Grand Canyon. Proud to live in this magnificent place and honored to be Tusayan’s Mayor. Attended Grand Canyon School K-10, graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. Employed by Red Feather, INC. in Tusayan, in the position of Properties Manager since 1999. Served 8-year term on Grand Canyon Unified School District Board (as president for 7 years), over 11-year term on Kaibab Learning Center Board of Directors (as fundraiser or treasurer), was a 10-year Rotary Club member (as president elect, president and secretary) and numerous other elected or appointed boards or committee over the years.
I want EVERYONE in Tusayan to feel represented by its council. I would like to help in any way that I can to improve the quality of life for Tusayan Residents and encourage visitors to experience the real Grand Canyon National Park.
Brady Harris is self-employed as a tour guide and works for United Airlines. He moved to Tusayan in 2014 and ran for council because he wanted to see progress in the areas of water rights and conservation, affordable housing, planning and zoning initiatives, building permit processes, highway development, and quality Internet service. “We live in an incredible place, one of a kind, and our community faces no shortage of challenges,” he said. “If we keep a vision of the future that balances progress with preservation, then the Town of Tusayan will endure into the future.”
Councilor Wirth was born and raised in Arizona. She and her husband Bob have 2 daughters who, with their husbands, also reside in Arizona. They have 6 grandsons, and the oldest, is now working for Papillon as a helicopter mechanic in Boulder City, Nevada. One grandson will start helicopter pilot school in August and hopes to fly for Papillon one day on the Grand Canyon tours.
Becky has been involved with the Grand Canyon community since moving to the area in 2003 when she accepted a position as Controller for Canyon Flight Trading Company. She is now the General Manager of retail for both the Arizona and Nevada holdings of Papillon Airways. She is a Grand Canyon Rotarian, a Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce board member in addition to being on Tusayan’s council. She loves the community and the people that make our community a desired vacation destination for people from all around the world. She is dedicated to the betterment of the people and looks forward to continuing the council’s goals of building a development that will allow them to grow for generations to come.
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