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Annual Town Hall Meeting in Congress, Thursday, October 20, 2016



7:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.

Fire Station

26733 Santa Fe Road

The Agenda will include presentations from:

Supervisor Rowle Simmons;  Steve Mauk, Development Services; Dan Cherry, Flood Control;

Stephen Tullos, Health Department; Byron Jaspers, Public Works; 

Scott Mascher, Sheriff                   

Contact Barbara Fox-Thomas for additional information @ (928) 771-3206

Skull Valley AND Congress Community Cleanups

Supervisor Rowle Simmons and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in Skull Valley and Congress!

The Skull Valley cleanup will be at the Skull Valley Transfer Station, 12970 West Van Dickson Road, north of Skull Valley, on the west side of Iron Springs Road, near railroad underpass.  The Skull Valley cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on October 5th, 8th, 12th and 15th from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

The Congress cleanup will be at the Date Creek Pit on Date Creek Road, just north of SR89.  The Congress cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on October 27th, 28th & 29th and November 3rd, 4th & 5th from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries,
unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted:  Loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals. This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.




National Preparedness Month - September

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies.

National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you.
Throughout the month of September we will be posting preparedness information on           
and on our Facebook page to help you get started.

One easy step to being prepared is making sure you register for emergency alerts. Within Yavapai County you want to register with the Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System (Code Red) at

Yavapai County Flood Control District Fall 2016 Newsletter

Yavapai County Flood Control District, has recently published their Fall 2016 newsletter.

Click here to log on to the Yavapai County Flood Control District website.

Sober Home Living Informational Meetings

Sober home living informational meetings....

 Monday, August 15, 2016

Supervisor Rowle Simmons wanted to share and invite all that wish to attend informational meetings hosted by Yavapai County Development Services in regards to regulations of sober living homes currently in effect in the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. The meetings will be held on Monday, August 15th, 2016 and Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at the Fair Street Administrative Building, 1015 Fair Street, in Prescott.  For questions please contact Steve Mauk at 928.771.3216.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

CodeRED Emergency Notification System Enhancements

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce its third year utilizing the CodeRED emergency notification system provided by the Emergency Communications Network® (ECN). The system is used to send emergency and critical messages to residents.

Registration for this service is customized allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to sign up for and how they would prefer to receive them. Residents can choose several different notification methods including via landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY or a combination of any. YCSO can send alerts specific to streets, neighborhoods, or regions so that residents in affected areas are sure to receive this valuable information. Additionally, residents and visitors alike can keep track of alerts for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with the CodeRED Mobile App which notifies smartphone holders in real-time. Similar to the online registration, users can choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app. Also, the system has been enhanced to permit notifications on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and Twitter social media pages.

Recently, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was recognized with the CodeRED Hero Award from the Emergency Communications Network® for several successful alerts that kept residents informed and safe. The Sheriff’s Office was also featured on the Emergency Communications Network® website outlining its achievements through constructive use of the emergency notification system.

Yavapai County residents, including those residing in towns or cities, are encouraged to visit and click on the Emergency Notification System link at the top of the home page to sign up for the alerts. All information is held in strict privacy. Further details about the system provider can be found here: If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Media Coordinator Dwight DEvelyn at 928-777-7441, to sign up by phone.

Final Budget Approval

The Board of Supervisors approved the final budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 on Monday, August 1, 2016.


Another Successful Community Clean-Up Season....

Thousands of Yavapai County residents took advantage of the popular Community Clean-Ups program this season to dispose of hundreds of tons of waste material, helping to keep our County a clean and safe place to live.

Special thanks to the Public Works Division for providing the staffing, equipment and support needed to make this event happen!  And of course, none of this would have been possible without the great Solid Waste staff that make these community clean ups the success they are.



Supervisor Simmons 2016 Town Hall Schedule

Immediate Release June 27, 2016 Supervisor Rowle Simmons has completed his 2016 annual Town Hall schedule. The Town Halls are important to the community as they allow residents to ask questions and get answers, and to learn about the functions of Yavapai County Government. The departments represented at these meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Flood Control, and the Yavapai County Sheriffs Office. All are invited to attend.

June 27, 2016 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
The Mountain Club
910 W. Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ

June 28, 2016 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
Skull Valley
Community Center
3150 Old Skull Valley Rd
Skull Valley, AZ

July 13, 2016 @ 6:00-8:00 PM
Peeples Valley/Yarnell
Yarnell Community Center
22302 HWY 89
Yarnell, AZ

July 21, 2016 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fire Station
9000 S. Magby
Wilhoit, AZ

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Congress Congress Fire Station
26733 Santa Fe Road
Congress, AZ

For more information, please contact Supervisor Rowle Simmons at (928) 771-3206. For information regarding the press release, you may contact Barbara Fox-Thomas, Administrative Assistant @ (928) 442-5616.

Yavapai County Equine Center Ribbon Rutting

Supervisor Simmons attended the Equine Center Ribbon Cutting on Saturday June 4.  The heat did not dissuade hundreds of supporters of the Yavapai Humane Society from coming to celebrate on Saturday the opening of its new Equine Initiative, complete with a red-ribbon cutting and tours of the facility

Humane Society celebrates opening of equine center in Chino Valley

photo of Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center Grand Opening

Yavapai County Jeep Posse Open House

Supervisor Simmons attended the Yavapai County Jeep Posse (YCJP) open house on Saturday, June 4 at Pioneer Park.  This event helped  to inform the residents of Yavapai County about strategies they can employ for fire preparedness and fire evacuations.

The Yavapai County Jeep Posse began as a “Jeep Club” social organization in 1952. Today it is a nonprofit Volunteer Organization with members donating their time and ability to the preservation and protection of life and property, by assisting the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and any other governmental agency in Search and Rescue (SAR), fire, and flood evacuations.

photo of Supervisor Simmons at the open housephoto of Supervisor Simmons at the open house

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