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Monday, October 12, 2020 8:38 AM

Charlie Cares

Friday, October 9, 2020 12:59 PM

Charlie's Plan to Create Affordable Housing

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard has a vision and a plan to increase housing supply for our most at risk residents in Flagstaff

Monday, September 28, 2020 9:27 AM

Flagstaff Mayor recognizes Charlie's Contribution to Vet's Home

At the recent ground breaking for Flagstaff's new veteran's home, set to open in 2021, Mayor Coral Evans took a moment to recognize the singular contributions Charlie Odegaard made to the project: "Where Mayor Nabours and Councilmember Oravits left off, Charlie picked up the ball". Charlie couldn't be more proud that his efforts will have led to a new home for so many veterans closer to the families that love them.


Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:33 AM

United Flagstaff Firefighters, IAFF Local 1505 Endorse Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

Charlie is proud to announce the endorsement of IAFF Local 1505. The brave men and women of Flagstaff's fire service should be recognized for their hard work in keeping us safe not only from structure and forest fires, but for their paramedic services, search and rescue, response to traffic accidents, community service and so much more. Thank you.

"The 184 members of United Flagstaff Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1505 announce their endorsement of Charlie Odegaard for the office of Mayor of the City of Flagstaff.

The citizens of Flagstaff need to have someone with Charlie Odegaard’s experience and demonstrated leadership in this extremely important office.

Through the last four years as a council member, Mr. Odegaard has had the expertise and vision needed to facilitate conversations and execute decisions needed to ensure the City of Flagstaff continues to maintain the basic and essential city services enjoyed by all citizens and visitors to our community.

Charlie Odegaard’s activity on numerous boards and commissions shows his strong commitment to public safety, economic development and the environment. Throughout his tenure as a member of the Flagstaff City Council, Charlie has demonstrated to our members that he has all the tools to do the job and make sure that decisions in the office are based on a foundation of sound judgment and the courage and vision to be a leader during the trying economic times of the year. Charlie has been extremely sensitive and responsive to the Fire Department and has been critical in his voting to ensure our safety and future as a department.

His commitment to the City of Flagstaff is evident not only in his professional experience within the City Council, but also through his public and voluntary community service record.

We are confident that Charlie Odegaard is well suited to address the complex and diverse challenges that face the City of Flagstaff, its citizens and visitors.

For more information about Charlie Odegaard’s campaign, please go to"

Casey Gonzales
President, IAFF Local 1505

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:10 PM

Flagstaff Vice Mayor Adam Shimoni Endorses Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

"Councilmember Charlie Odegaard has the experience, compassion and integrity to be Flagstaff's next Mayor. His efforts on both the Water Commission and City Council provide him the understanding of how the City works and the role of the Mayor. Through his efforts on Council, Charlie has been instrumental in moving the City forward on large projects such as the 4th Street Bridge, Rio De Flag and the City's plan to address the Pension Liability. He supports the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and has consistently advocated for the establishment of a youth commission. He understands the role of the public and respects voter approved initiatives. When working through challenging topics, he has an open mind and an open heart. He doesn't let politics or outside pressures play into his decision, and takes the time to listen to those with opposing points of view. The role of Mayor is to facilitate the conversation where all perspectives are welcome and heard while guiding the City forward. I have confidence that Charlie will do just that."  - Flagstaff Vice Mayor Adam Shimoni

Monday, September 7, 2020 6:31 PM

All housing options needs to be considered for our residents

Housing Video-Accessory Dwelling Units

Monday, September 7, 2020 6:23 PM

Flagstaff Councilmember Charlie Odegaard is on the November Ballot for Mayor

Flagstaff Council Member made it through the August 4th Primary election and now he is on the ballot for Mayor!


Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:18 PM

Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association Endorses Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

Here is our official statement regarding our support for Charlie Odegaard for Mayor from FLEA:

"This is the first time the Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association has ever endorsed a candidate for Mayor of Flagstaff. We're proud to announce that we are supporting Councilmember Charlie Odegaard for Mayor. Charlie's family has been in Flagstaff for five decades, he is from this community and is for this community wholeheartedly. We recognize that positive and safe interaction between our citizens and the Flagstaff law enforcement community is paramount at this current time. He listens to our officers and is the only candidate to build strong relationships with officers. We feel deeply that Charlie will guide our community through these difficult times. Councilmember Odegaard recognizes that nothing is more important than the safety of our community and with his steadfast, level-headed leadership we are sure our community will be in good hands with him as our Mayor. We fully support Charlie and his candidacy for Mayor of Flagstaff.

Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:56 PM

Ten with Palm Interview with Mayoral Candidate Charlie Odegaard

Monday, July 20, 2020 11:31 PM

AZ Daily Sun Question #2 on July 19th

What do you see as the effects of vacation rentals on the community and should the city seek to regulate them. If so, how?

State of Arizona law SB 1350 prevents communities putting ordinances in place to prevent short-term rentals. In May of last year the Arizona legislature passed HB 2672 which gave communities limited authority to regulate short-term rentals of residential properties and imposed additional legal requirements on the owners and managers of short-term rentals. I brought this opportunity up to our city attorney in February of this year for the City of Flagstaff to pass a Resolution and an Ordinance that ties our city codes to what the state has allowed.This will give our police officers and our code compliance officers the tools they need to bring in compliance of short-term rentals to be good neighbors in our community. The city attorney has assured me that we as a council body will be voting on a proposed Resolution/Ordinance this fall.

Charlie Odegaard

Monday, July 20, 2020 10:59 PM

AZ Daily Sun Question #1 on July 12th

What is the most important reason you are running for Flagstaff City Council or Mayor?

I love our community. As a third generation business owner in Flagstaff and a member of Flagstaff City Council since 2016 I love serving you. I’m taking a huge risk by running for Mayor instead of rerunning for council, but after talking to so many of our residents, they were looking for a choice. In 2016, I did not run on any promises other than to provide good governance. We saw promises made by other candidates in 2016 and promises are being made today that will fall short. I have a record of getting things done and I will promise you a continuation of providing good governance for all. Now in time of COVID it will be essential to provide professional leadership as we move forward in our recovery economically and socially as a community.

Charlie Odegaard

Monday, July 20, 2020 9:05 PM

Charlie Quote

"If you don't have a healthy economy, you are not going to have a healthy community"

Monday, May 4, 2020 11:14 PM

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard turned in the most petition signatures to put his name on the Mayoral ballot

Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:07 PM

City of Flagstaff plans on a fully funded Public Safety Pension

Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:03 PM

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Running for Mayor-City of Flagstaff Candidate Statement


Monday, November 11, 2019 11:47 AM

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Running for Mayor-City of Flagstaff

For Immediate Release
Date: November 5, 2019
Contact: Charlie Odegaard 1-928-853-2262
Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Running for Mayor-City of Flagstaff
Councilmember Charlie Odegaard, third generation Flagstaff small business owner of Odegaard’s Sewing Center, has announced he is running for Mayor of the City of Flagstaff.
“I am very grateful for the tremendous support I received from people across the community when I was exploring the idea of running. Now it is official!” said Councilmember Odegaard. He also said, “I know that now is the time for someone with deep roots in Flagstaff who listens and talks to everyone to lead our city”.
Councilmember Charlie Odegaard was first elected in 2016 to serve a four-year term. He serves on the Flagstaff Metro Planning Executive Board because transportation infrastructure has been one of his priorities. He worked hard with agency partners to ensure that the Fourth Street Bridge Expansion project over I-40 gets underway in Spring 2020.
“The City Council has undertaken many important projects and adopted policies and ordinances in the last three years but at the end of the day the most important things is that as Mayor I will continue to listen to and care about everyone,” said Councilmember Odegaard.


Friday, October 28, 2016 7:36 PM

Charlie Odegaard future for Flagstaff

Future for Flagstaff

-Water Conservation and new water sources that are sustainable

-Long term solutions to traffic congestion and control of our roadways

-Prosperous small business community that can grow

-Protection of neighborhood's character

-Affordable recreation facilities for our children

-Affordable housing that is sustainable

-Zoning codes that take into traffic, safety, and character of neighborhoods

-Council member that is active in the community

-Families have a safe community

-Infrastructure needs taken care of

-Salaries of city employees that are competitive

-Representation of all people of Flagstaff


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:17 AM

Charlie Odegaard on the Flagstaff City Council Ballot

Charlie Odegaard turned in the maximum allowable 1,542 signatures to get on the ballot for Flagstaff City Council. The only candidate that turned in the maximum signatures. 

Monday, April 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Charlie Odegaard Announcent

For Immediate Release:

Campaign Kickoff Event

Flagstaff, Arizona - April 7, 2016 - Show support and gather information about Charlie Odegaard and his campaign for City Council at Salsa Brava.

Come to Salsa Brava at 2220 Rte 66, between 5pm and 7pm, for free appetizers, soft drinks, and a chance to talk with Charlie about his policies, views, and hopes for Flagstaff.

There will be a petition to get him on the ballot, volunteer opportunities, and campaign materials available. 

Please RSVP to 928-853-5290 or


Charlie Odegaard

2109 N. Fourth St. #3  Flagstaff, AZ  86004



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