We honor and remember the passing of an icon of Keep Sedona Beautiful and of the greater Sedona community. As the Red Rock News noted in their recent editorial about him, “Sedona has lost one of its great men.” Jim Eaton passed away on January 25, 2018 at age 91.
As a resident of Sedona since 1986, Jim served this community in many ways. He was a past president of Keep Sedona Beautiful, receiving our highest honor in 1997, the Norman McGee Award. Jim also received the Community Service Award in 2009, and most recently served on our board of trustees.
Beyond KSB, however, Jim also served the broader community in countless ways:
- As campaign manager of the effort to incorporate Sedona
- As Vice President of the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission
- As a member of the Sedona City Council
- As a founder and Chair of the Sedona Historic Preservation Commission
- As President of the Sedona Historical Society
- As founding Chair of the Sedona Citizen’s Steering Committee
Jim was active in Friends of the Forest, Sedona Recycles and many other organizations including the Action Coalition for Transportation Solutions and the Sedona Centennial Steering Committee.
We will greatly miss him at KSB. The community as a whole will miss his active interest and commitment to the betterment of Sedona.