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Sierra Vista, Arizona (U.S.)

Cochise County

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[Flag of Sierra Vista] image by Masao Okazaki, 27 June 2022

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Flag Legislation

From the meeting minutes, 9 August 2001, Resolution 4647 - Adopting the design for the revised city flag.

A resolution was made to adopt a new design concept for a city flag for Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, as recommended by the Arts and Humanities Commission.

Background: A new design for the city flag was proposed and local artists were sought. Three final designs were chosen, with possible modifications. Council was asked to adopt one of the three final designs as the new city flag.
submitted by Dov Gutterman, 24 December 2002

Photo of the flag at the 2021 conference of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns:

Flag in the city council chamber:

After sending an email to City Clerk Jill Adams, I received a vector image of the flag from Rachella Westbrook of the City Manager's Office.
Masao Okazaki, 27 June 2022

The concept of the flag of Sierra Vista, as recommended by the commission, was created by Larry Scott.

The same August 9, 2001 resolution which adopts the flag also notes that a new flag was adopted to update Sierra Vista’s public image. It is very clear throughout the resolution that Sierra Vista had a previous flag before this flag was adopted.
Daniel Rentería, 26 January 2024


[City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

The website at shows a circular formatted seal, with the outer ring having a thick white fimbriation at the top and a thinner one at the bottom, and with a gold fimbriation along part of the bottom and along the left side of the outer ring. In the blue outer ring the words 'CITY OF SIERRA VISTA' are written in gold capitals, while the word 'ARIZONA' is written in similar fashion at the bottom. The center of the seal is gold, with an outline map of Arizona in black dominating the foreground. A rising sun in orange is in the Northeastern corner of the map, to the upper right, while the white rays of the sun extend beyond the map's borders. This map is superimposed upon a range of blue mountains with snowy white peaks; while the Southern part of the map, corresponding roughly to the Gadsden Purchase territory, is colored green. To the left of the map, beneath the mountains and in the left foreground is a green saguaro cactus.
Ron Lahav, 2 May 2004