Yavapai County Board Supervisor - District 1

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Yavapai County cares about the health of the public as well as our employees. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we respectfully ask that you do not ask to meet your Supervisor in person. Instead, please contact the District 1 Supervisor by phone  or by email .

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

The Latest from District 1...

Online Library Catalog

We are so excited to introduce you to the brand new Online Library Catalog

It has improved searching, browsing, and lots more great features you'll love.

Find new books and resources in a snap with browsable displays and a powerful new search engine. 
See all available formats for each title at once in search results and lists. 
Manage all your holds and checkouts in one place [print and digital]. 
Check out, read, and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines right from the catalog. 
 If you love it, you can start using it full time right now.  Explore at your own pace!  You have several months to get acquainted before the new catalog is fully operational in January.

Take a Video Tour of the New Catalog!


Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan - Take the Survey, Get Involved

I encourage and welcome your continued participation in the Comprehensive Plan/Vision Statement process. | Comprehensive Plan website

Comp Plan FAQS


Arizona Independent Redistricting (IRC)

The Independent Redistricting Commission's mission is to redraw Arizona's congressional and legislative districts to reflect the results of the most recent census. The concept of one-person, one-vote dictates that districts should be roughly equal in population. Other factors to be considered are the federal Voting Rights Act, district shape, geographical features, respect for communities of interest and potential competitiveness. The state Constitution requires the commissioners – two Republicans, two Democrats and an independent chairperson – to start from scratch rather than redraw existing districts.

A new Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was appointed in January 2021 to adopt new congressional and legislative districts for Arizona. This comprehensive website is being used to inform the public about its work.

https://irc.az.gov/


Yavapai County Closed for Veterans Day

Yavapai County offices will be closed on Thursday November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  All offices will open again on Friday November 12, with regular business hours.


Peeples Valley and Yarnell Town Hall Meeting

Supervisor Harry Oberg talking with Constituents about concerns and issues.


Congress Town Hall on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:00 PM at the Congress Fire Station

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There is Still Time To Let Your Voice Be Heard - Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan

There is still time to let your voice be heard

The Yavapai County Development Services Department needs your input. Development Services kicked-off the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Update process on November 19, 2020. The Comprehensive Plan is a state required policy document that guides future growth and development in the County. All residents are encouraged to participate in the process and share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like to see their communities and the County grow.

Yavapai County Development Services Director David Williams said, “We are truly appreciative of everyone’s participation in the Comprehensive Plan and the development of our great County. If you know someone who may be interested, please forward this website link to your family, friends, and neighbors and have them click “Get Involved” to be added to our mailing list for upcoming meetings and future survey’s which will help us draft the new Comprehensive Plan.”

Here is a link to the Yavapai County website where you can find the surveys and see the results.
https://planningyavapai2032.org/surveys

For more information on the Comprehensive Plan, or to learn how you can participate, please join our mailing list by clicking on the following link (Contact Us (list-manage.com))
 

Yavapai County Library District Branches Return to Full Service!

Library District Branches Return to Full Service
Location: Yavapai County

All fifteen District Libraries will return to full service beginning Monday, August 30th. Patrons will be able to visit their community branch libraries in person, to browse shelves and use public computers, etc., once again. We recommend all patrons follow CDC guidelines for sanitizing hands and keeping a physical distance of 6 feet. Wearing a mask over nose and mouth is recommended in the library. Curbside pickup service is still available at all District branches for patrons who prefer not to come into the library.

***Please do not come to the library if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.***

Visit ycfld.org to find your library's hours and contact info. Call your District library branch with any questions. District branches are located in Ash Fork, Bagdad, Beaver Creek, Black Canyon City, Clarkdale, Congress, Cordes Lakes, Crown King, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, Spring Valley, Wilhoit, and Yarnell.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Mental Health and COVID-19
September is Suicide Prevention Month - an opportunity to raise awareness about prevention and stigma, share resources, and provide support to those whose lives have been forever impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The ongoing stress, fear, grief, uncertainty created by COVID-19 pandemic has weighed on all of us, but many children and teens have had an especially tough time coping emotionally. We need to be compassionate and kind to ourselves as well as others. We must try not to judge ourselves so harshly in our relationships, as parents, and in our jobs. This is a time to appreciate who we are as individuals, to recognize and value our different strengths, and accept our common humanity. We are all less than perfect and we are all doing the best we can in the circumstances we find ourselves in.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. (https://sprc.org/COVID19). These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. One resource is the CDC’s website called “Coping-19” (https://coping-19.org/) provides resources on healthy living topics such as exercise, nutrition, and meditation, family activities, and medical guidance. 
Other great local resources can be found through the Yavapai County Justice and Mental Health Coalition website: https://justicementalhealth.com/resources-support/; the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Yavapai’s website: https://mentalhealthresources.org/, and 2-1-1 Arizona https://211arizona.org/help/health-care-mental-health/, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 and https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan - Surveys

Take the surveys & stand up for the qualities you value.
How do you feel about open spaces?  Dark skies?  Water resources?
Sustainability and Development?
What do you want your community to look like in 20 years?
What do you want it to offer your kids and grandkids?

Yavapai County Development Services kicked-off the county Comprehensive Plan Update last year and they want your input.  The Comprehensive Plan is a state-required policy document that guides future growth and development in your area and across the county. Share your thoughts and ideas on how you want to see your community and Yavapai County grow.

Take the surveys
and see what other residents value

Sign up for the Comprehensive Plan mailing list to get updates and 
check out Plan meetings virtually on their 
YouTube channel.


Yavapai County Hires New Finance Director

Yavapai County Hires New Finance Director

Connie DeKemper joined Yavapai County as the new Finance Director. She replaced Lars Johnson who left to pursue other opportunities.

Mrs. DeKemper recently moved to Yavapai County from Sun Prairie Wisconsin where she was the Director of Administrative Services for the City of Sun Prairie. She was previously the City Treasurer and Finance Director for the City of Milton Wisconsin. She has a Baccalaureate in Mathematics with an emphasis in statistics from LaCrosse Wisconsin and a post Baccalaureate in Accounting from Arizona State University and passed the CPA Examination in May of 2002.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “We are so excited to have Connie as part of our team. She comes to us with the right experience and education to manage the County Finance Department, and I am sure she will be a great addition to the department.”

Mrs. DeKemper said, “I am looking forward to working with the many talented individuals here at Yavapai County. I believe my experience in local government finance will serve the County well. I am excited to get to work and live in such a beautiful place as Yavapai County.”


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