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Please join us for this historic and patriotic Memorial Day Observance.


Yavapai County Fire Ban
Yavapai County Institutes County Wide Fire Ban 

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chair, Mary Mallory, signed the Interim Fire Prohibition Order which prohibits the use of fireworks and implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions across all four fire zones in Yavapai County. The effective date of the fire ban is May 5, 2022, at 8:00 AM.  

Fire Ordinance Zones: Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Zones of Yavapai County, which include the following cities and towns; Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewy Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Junction, Black Canyon City, Congress, North Wickenburg, Peoples Valley, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, and unincorporated areas herein.  

Prohibited activities will include the sale or use of fireworks; building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except within a developed recreation site, or improved site; smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an outdoor area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials; and operating or using any equipment with an internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order, per the details provided in Ordinance 2020-2. 

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chair Mary Mallory said, ""I would like to ask all residents to be alert to the fire danger present in our county, please respect the prohibitions and take precautions to avoid accidentally igniting a fire. One spark is all it takes to cause a devastating wildfire." 

Yavapai County Emergency Manager Ashley Ahlquist said, ""Instituting a fire ban is not something we take lightly, but with such an early start to fire season and multiple active fires in the region, this is the time of year where the benefits of a fire ban far out way the hardships.  I have made this recommendation to the Board because of the need to protect lives, our homes and the natural resources we all enjoy.  As a resident of Yavapai County I appreciate everyone doing their part."    

This fire ban will stay in effect until the risk has diminished and there is agency consensus that restrictions may be lifted.

Yavapai County Job Fair 2022

Join representatives from nearly every Yavapai County Department on May 24 from noon until 6:00 PM at 1015 Fair St. in Prescott, for the first ever Yavapai County Job Fair. Candidates of all experience level are encouraged to attend. You can apply for any of the open positions while you are at the fair or apply online at YavapaiAZ.GOV and click on Employment Opportunities. | FLYER

26th Annual Memorial Day Observance

We invite you to attend the 26th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30th at historic Citizens Cemetery from 9:00 - 10:00 AM! Yavapai County Board of Supervisors cordially invite you to attend the Memorial Day Observance MEMORIAL DAY—MAY 30, 2022 Time: 9:00—10:00 A.M. Place: Historic Citizens Cemetery 815 E. Sheldon, Prescott Emcee: Patrick Kuykendall In attendance: Dignitaries and Public Figures: Supervisor Oberg, Sheriff Rhodes, Mayor Goode, Chief Deputy Newnum, Capt. G. William Weiler— USN (Ret), Wanda A. Wright, Col. USAF (Ret), Prescott Air Force Jr. ROTC. Flag Raising—Wreath Laying—Patriotic Music—Pipers—Taps—Living History Groups—Veteran Organizations—Cavalry The historic Citizens Cemetery was founded in 1864 and contains the graves of more than 3,000 Yavapai County pioneers and veterans which include the Civil War. On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who have fallen in service to their country and pay respect to those that are still with us. Parking is available on adjoining streets, the parking lot directly across from Citizens Cemetery, and at nearby Yavapai College parking lots. Shuttle Service will run from Yavapai College. Golf cart transportation will be available from the main gate to the event. Please bring chairs as seating is limited. Questions contact (928) 771-3200 or Barbara.Fox-Thomas@yavapaiaz.gov. PLEASE JOIN US IN REMEMBERING OUR PAST and RESPECTING OUR PRESENT | INVITATION

Annual Free Slash Drop-Off Program

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations beginning April 1, 2022, through June 1, 2022.

County transfer stations are in: Black Canyon City, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley. Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. For locations and hours, please visit: http://www.yavapaiaz.gov/Portals/30/TransferStationList.pdf

This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in creating defensible space around their homes and other structures. Cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground can reduce the potential of a wildfire spreading to your home.

Please take advantage of the free slash drop-off program as you create defensible space around your properties.

Only the following items will be accepted: brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, and garbage.

All slash must be removed from plastic bags.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

When using Yavapai County facilities, please follow the recommended CDC COVID guidelines. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183. | FLYER

National Vietnam War Veterans Day- March 29th

City of Prescott/Yavapai County
Official Recognition and Wreath Laying Ceremony

Yavapai County War Memorial
Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza
March 29th - 12:00 Noon

Flyer for Wreath Laying Ceremony

Congress Community Clean Up

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors announces the 2022 Congress Community Clean Up! | Flyer

Proclamation Approved Acknowledging the 25th Anniversary of the Sons of the American Revolution, Prescott Chapter

photo of Board of Supervisor members and Sons of the American Revolution members

Sheriff Dave Rhodes Introduces Eight Deputies

Sheriff Dave Rhodes was pleased to introduce eight new Deputies!  The Deputies have gone through rigorous training to protect our communities.

Yavapai County Has a New Fleet Director and Emergency Manager

At the regular Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting held on January 19, 2022, the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Gilberto Rivera to the Yavapai County Fleet Director position.  Gil has been with Yavapai County since August 2018 in the Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department.  Gil came to Yavapai County from the United States Marine Corps where he spent 29 years and four months as a Mechanic, Maintenance Control Chief, and finally a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge.    

"I am excited for the opportunity to serve the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and I am looking forward to providing support to all Yavapai County employees and elected officials with courtesy and professionalism."  


On December 12, of 2021, Brian Hunt assumed the Yavapai County Emergency Manager position.  Brian spent over 20 years in the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.  When Brian retired from the Sheriff's Office last July, he was a Captain and the Commander of the Administrative Services Division.  Brian was born and raised in Arizona and is a graduate of Yavapai College.  

Brian states, "I am honored to lead a group of dedicated professionals in our efforts to grow community resiliency and enhance public safety capabilities through coordination. Yavapai County is a great place to live and has a proud history of community involvement and support of first responders. I look forward to continuing my career of public service in this new role."

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!

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