Kathy Kinsella

Sedona City Council

Kathy was the first out lesbian to serve on the Sedona City Council!


Kathy has owned her home in Sedona since 2010. She joined the Sedona City Council after serving for three years on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which oversees land use development review and design throughout the city. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in state and local government in Arizona and New York, and served for ten years as the elected Superintendent of Highways in Rhinebeck, NY before moving to Sedona as a full-time resident. Kathy and her wife Chris are both active community volunteers. Kathy is a past President of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley, has served on the boards of numerous community organizations, including the local PFLAG chapter, and works with local non-profits focusing on food insecurity, civil rights, and justice. She is a recipient of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley 2017 Citizen Engagement Award. Kathy believes in bringing all sides to the table to reach solutions on civic issues.