We have elevated our support for STARS Air Ambulance.

Glenda Farnden, senior municipal relations liaison for STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) Foundation, gave a presentation to Flagstaff County Council at the regular meeting April 13, outlining operations and fundraising efforts to date, and providing updated statistics on STARS activity in the Flagstaff area.

Farnden also presented Council with a commemorative photo in recognition of the support provided through the STARS Municipal Initiative.

Council approved a motion to increase annual funding for STARS to $8,000 for 2022, 2023 and 2024. Previously, there had been a standing motion to provide STARS with annual support of $2 per capita (based on the official Flagstaff County population), which worked out to be just under $7,500.


Caption: Glenda Farnden, senior municipal relations liaison for STARS Air Ambulance Foundation (centre), presents Flagstaff County Council with a commemorative photo. Councillors (from left to right) are: Rick Manning, Mat Ponto, Larry Hiller, Melvin Thompson and Jeff Eckstrand.