Supervisor Rowle P. Simmons

Rowle was born in Avon, Illinois on January 12, 1947. The son of a World War II Veteran and a loving mother, Rowle is a “near-native,” having moved to Maricopa County, Arizona at age 12. Raised by his mother in Phoenix, he graduated from Camelback High School; then went on to Northern Arizona University where he received his bachelor’s degree in business.

A Prescott resident since 1977, Rowle has spent the bulk of his 39-year career in the electronic communications field right here. As owner of the Communications Center and the Alarm Connection he has spent more than 30 years providing our local communities wireless communications and security solutions for both home and business.

Rowle feels honored to have served as mayor of Prescott for three consecutive terms. His commitment to serving the public includes a long history of community service. He is a Charter board member of the Silent Witness Program and has remained on that board for over 30 years. He is a past member of Central Yavapai Hospital District for 22 years and has served on the board of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Rowle has been a member of the Prescott Rotary for more than 35 years. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Prescott Area Art Trust, the Smoki, and belongs to Masonic Aztlan Lodge No. 1, and has served on many other charitable organizations in the area over the years as a volunteer.

Rowle and his wife Christa have three grown children – stepson Joe, and daughters LaVone and Monica and four grandchildren, Spencer, Camden, Travis and Chamberlain. In their leisure time Rowle and Christa enjoy exploring in their Fifth Wheel, as well as enjoying Arizona’s extraordinary landscape while hunting and fishing.


Annual Free Slash



The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the annual free slash drop-off program at county transfer stations beginning April1st, 2017 to June 1st, 2017.

County transfer stations are located in Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley.  Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. For locations and hours please visit:

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.

The following items only 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.

For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

Emergency Notification System testing on Wednesday  Just so you know.....

Emergency Notification System testing on Wednesday
Just so you know.....
Fire Season is Approaching-
The Emergency Notification System will be tested this Wednesday- system will be notified with a reminder to register for those who have not done so. The message will also contain information on ‘Ready, Set, Go’ terminology which YCSO will use in case of a potential evacuation incident.
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, beginning at 3 PM, YCSO will activate and test the Emergency Notification System, also known as Code Red. The main focus of this test is to alert residents to ‘Ready, Set, Go’ terminology which will be used in the case of an evacuation. It is important to understand the definition of each term as it provides guidance on what you should do should if the possibility of an evacuation occurs in your neighborhood. The notification message will include a brief overview of ‘Ready, Set, Go.’  A copy of the flyer for the Ready, Set, Go program is attached.
If you have already signed up for the Emergency Notification System (ENS-Code Red), expect to receive notice on whatever mode of contact you designated to receive messages. This could be by email, text, or voice (a phone call recorded message) depending what was selected as the primary contact. 
If you have not registered and receive the notification, that means your number was obtained from public phone records for use with the system. In this case, you are encouraged to sign up and register your preferred mode for contact.
If you do not receive notification, you are NOT registered with the system. Please take the time to sign up at by clicking on the Emergency Notification System tab at the top of the homepage.
For everyone, please consider downloading the free Code Red mobile application for smart phones which provides location based alerts directly to your phone-
If you would like to sign up, but do not have access to the internet, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or the Public Information Officer at 928-777-7441 and we would be glad to get you registered.   
Yavapai Co ENS 2 Flyer.pdf
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