Huge Park Regional Coordinating Council officer candidates for 2021 Govt Board | The Verde Impartial


The following individuals were presented to the Council by the Nominations Committee at its ordinary October meeting.

There is a single candidate for president, secretary and treasurer.

We have three candidates who are fighting for the Vice President’s seat and are listed here alphabetically.

The election will take place at the council meeting on November 12th.

President, Camille Cox

Camille is currently President of the Council and served as Secretary in 2019. She chairs the newly formed Big Park / Village of Oak Creek Community Plan Committee. In 2019 she was co-chair of the council’s ad hoc training committee. She is the Assistant Representative and Communications Secretary for the Pine Valley Property Owners Association, one of the council’s largest affiliates.

She works as a strategic marketing consultant specializing in high-tech and industrial markets. Your company OnRamp Communications works with management teams on assignments with significant business impact and high confidentiality. During her 40 year career, she has helped many companies with public offers, divestments, and launches, including startups for Fortune 500.

Camille was a member of the core team that recently developed the City Hall Forum 2019 on the subject of land use in the Verde Valley: collaborative decisions. This forum brought together 103 thought leaders from across the region.

She and her husband Philip Cox moved to the village of Oak Creek in late 2015. They have four grown children, seven grandchildren, a pond full of koi fish, and a loyal dog named Jackie.


Vice President, David Blauert

Dave Blauert moved from Minnesota to Sedona in 1961. For 55 years, Blauert & Associates bought land, developed and built commercial and residential real estate in Sedona and the Verde Valley, as well as the states of Arizona and Colorado.

Dave has built more than 800 custom houses, including some in numerous subdivisions such as Sundance, Nozomi, Le Springs, Casa Contenta, and Crimson View. He developed eight parks in the county, built roads, infrastructure, ball fields and swimming pools, as well as a youth center and the skateboard park.

Blauert has managed the construction of numerous projects for the Navajo Nation, including schools, malls, farms and their headquarters, Window Rock.

In addition, Blauert developed and managed construction work for many projects at Northern Arizona University, the Verde Valley Medical Center, three resorts for Wyndham Fairfield, three houses of worship, two hotels, several banks and numerous school projects in the Verde Valley.

Dave was responsible for the development and construction of state and federal highways in Arizona and southwest Colorado.

Blauert had $ 50 million in borrowing and served on the board of governors for independent banks for many years.

Dave has served our country with honor as a combat engineer in the USMC and has served in many leadership roles to support his civil duty, including 40 years in the Rotary club, various service work, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently President of Sedona 30, a group he founded decades ago of entrepreneurs who support causes like education in Sedona.

Dave is a proud father of two and a grandfather of four. He likes to be involved in family, church and country.

For more detailed information on the above topics, please contact Dave directly.


Vice President Phil Feiner

Ever since he started his career at Pacific Title & Art in 1977 and his first Vfx optical take in “Star Wars” removed the mirror under the Landspeeder cut in the film, commonly referred to as the Vaseline record and nominated for an Emmy for Best Visual Effects on the Warner Bros. TV show “V”. Other selected projects like “American Sniper”, “Mystic River”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Schindler’s List”, “Empire of the Sun”, “Eraser”, “Striptease”, “Birdcage”, “Executive Decision”, ” Primal Fear “,” Mission Impossible “,” Twister “,” Batman & Robin “,” Men In Black “,” Titanic “,” ET – Extraterrestrial “,” Star Wars “1977,” Empire Strikes Back “,” Return of the Jedi. ”“ Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. ”

The Castle Rock logo is just one part of well over a thousand projects on the long list of television and feature films that Phil Feiner has worked on during his 40-year career at Pacific Title & Art Studio (see IMDB link below).

Conservation projects for Warner Bros. include 2001 A Space Oddessy, Around the World in 80 Days, Cheyenne Autumn, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ardennes Offensive, Zebra Ice Station, and Ben Whore . “

Perhaps Feiner’s most prestigious and daunting project, however, was when asked by 20th Century Fox in 1997 about George Lucas’ restoration of the Star Wars trilogy. For this massive project, Feiner and Pacific Title designed an extensive, cost-effective project alternative to more expensive digital effects by reorganizing and re-inserting new intermediate elements from the original camera negatives of the films as well as selected digital composting of the “blaster” sequence.

Phil’s credits included membership of the 600 Photographers Union as Director of Photography, SMPTE, ACVL, an Associate Member of ACE, Associate Member of ASC on their Technology and Steering Committees, and Co-Chair for Advanced Digital Intermediate, VES, and The Academy of Motion Arts Arts and Sciences, the Sci-Tech Committee, the newly formed Academy Technology Committee, Chair of the Academy Digital Archival Initiative, and taking the DCI-StEm tests.

Feiner was involved in developing the lucrative “Gemini Process,” a high quality D1 video-to-film process for the company in the late 1980s. He was also instrumental in the development, planning and execution of Pacific Title Digital Studio in USA in 1989, which was later launched in 1991.

In 2002 Feiner began developing a black and white archiving system to archive digital files on analog black and white 35 mm polyester film by laser film recording. The process that resulted from this development is called “Rosetta” and its lifespan can be up to 1,500 years if properly stored according to recommended practices. In February 2007, Feiner and members of his development team were awarded the “Academy Plaque” science and technology prize for developing this process.


Vice President Dave Norton

I have lived in Big Park since 2007 and served on the Council as Vice President and Treasurer several times without interruption until 2018. I was solely responsible for ensuring that the Council switched to using electronic displays during our meetings since 2008.

I was the chairman of the Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District [RRREMD] since 2012 – first selected by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and then elected in 2016 and 2020. I am a member of the P&Z Committee and have actively participated in the Bylaws Revision Committee and Community Plan project, as well as the community survey.

I did all of the data analysis and reporting for the survey.

I am also active on the Dark Sky committee and have participated in the ad hoc committee of the APS Power Line. I have also worked with other similar organizations such as Beaver Creek Council, the Cornville Community Association, and met with representatives from Camp Verde, the Yavapai Nation, Jerome, Cottonwood, and the Forest Service to discuss regional issues.

The city of Sedona also invited me to participate in the revision of their zone codes, and I was involved in the off-road vehicle project. I previously served on the Keep Sedona Beautiful Board of Trustees. I run a local business that manages homeowners’ associations and am very aware of local issues.


Treasurer; Rose O’Donnell

I graduated from American River College in Sacramento, California and the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Art Practice. I did a thesis at the University of California at Davis and earned my teaching degree in arts and music.

I have taught art and music to all ages from preschool to community college. I retired in 2018 after working for a Virginia nonprofit arts organization at the historic Torpedo Factory Art Center for 15 years. I was a gallery owner for 12 years and have worked in development and fundraising for the past 3 years.

We moved to Sedona in the fall of 2018 and bought our home in the Oak Creek village of Pinon Woods. Dr. I was a volunteer at the Red Rock Ranger Visitor Center until Covid-19 forced it to close. I also take classes at the Sedona Art Center. We have two sons and two grandchildren.

Rose is the President-elect of Pinon Woods II HOA.


Secretary Mary Pope

I would be honored to serve as Secretary of Big Park’s Regional Coordinating Council as I am encouraged to see the direction it has taken over the past year and I would appreciate the opportunity to continue our efforts to have a more open forum for discussion to support ;; positively expressing the thoughts and opinions of our community.

In terms of my qualifications, I was co-chair of the Parliamentary Procedures Committee / Code of Conduct, currently co-chair of the Statutes Committee and representative of La Barranca II.

I have been trained in MailChimp and on the BPRCC website, currently doing some of the BPRCC emails and helping with website content uploads. I’ve served on the board of a number of Sedona not-for-profit organizations.

Some time ago, I retired in 2004 as Director of Worldwide Graphics & Trademark for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies. I was admitted to the New Jersey bar (retired).

I am a PADI open water diver, miniaturist, avid gardener and recreational rider. Though my days of hiking are behind me, I count the Grand Canyon from rim to rim as one of my proudest accomplishments.

I am happily married to Neil Pope and together we have 3 beautiful children and 3 great grandchildren (of course!). After all, I love living here in the village, where we’ve been living full time since 2004.

Kind regards, Mary Pope.

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