Save the Date! Our 2018 Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner will be March 10, 2018 at Little America Hotel.
The Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner is the largest fund-raising effort of the year for the Coconino County Democratic Party. Proceeds from ticket sales and the tele-auction support operations of the Coconino County Democratic Party (AZ), including grassroots organizing, keeping the office open, and paying the salary of our Operations Manager.
Our 17th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner was held on March 25, 2017 at the Doubletree By Hilton, 1175 W. Route, Flagstaff. Our theme was: “Defending Democracy.” We had an outstanding line-up of speakers beginning with Jonathan Nez, Vice-President of the Navajo Nation and ending with Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans. We heard from State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (CD-1), and Holly Lyon, Col. USAF (Ret.) and Senior Vice-Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Award is announced each year at the Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner. The Award is presented annually to members of our community whose work and service to the people of Coconino County embody the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt. Though she never held elected office, Mrs. Roosevelt was viewed as a tireless defender of the average American. She was the champion of the underdog. She said, “I see it as our duty to comfort the afflicted, and to afflict the comfortable.”