The Latest from District 2...

Proclamations Approved at Oct. 18th Board Meeting




Red Ribbon Week /Portals/7/ProcRRAW_1.pdf

Supervisor Smith, Supervisor Simmons, Lois Schmittinger, Sharon Rickman, Miriam Tarazon-Felix, Chairman Thurman, Supervisor Brown, Supervisor Garrison

Breast Cancer Awareness Month  /Portals/7/ProcBAM.pdf


Supervisor Smith, Supervisor Simmons, Judy Puckett, Lita Nelson, Chairman Thurman, Supervisor Brown, Supervisor Garrison

Family Caregiver Month /Portals/7/ProcFCAM.pdf

Thank you to all those that brought proclamations forward for board approval.

Spring Valley Friends of the Library Forming

Would you like to help get something started that will greatly benefit our community?

Come to our very first meeting of the Spring Valley Friends of the Library next Monday from 2-4 at the Cordes Lakes Library. We are mostly interested in getting retired teachers to join. Of course, anyone who wants to support the library is also welcome. The Spring Valley branch library will open soon, if all goes as planned, in January of 2018. It will be located in a small building just before the bus park at Mayer High School.

A library acts as the intellectual and social center of a community. Come get involved!

Back to School BBQ

Mayer Community Meeting Tonight! July 21st


Friday -6:30 pm Mayer Recreation Center

There will be a community meeting in Mayer to explain services available for the flood recovery.

As a precaution Mayer Water District is asking residents to boil water. Water is available to residents at the

Mayer Rec Center and the Mission Church in Poland Junction


Cordes Lakes on July 1st at 10am

Join us for the unveiling of the "Freedom is not Free" bronze. Artist Marianne Caroselli will be there along with

Kevin Campbell who will sing the National Anthem.



Cornville Post Office Dedication June 24th at 10am


Remembrance Planned for Granite Mountain Hotshots at Courthouse Plaza June 30

On June 30, 2017, the City of Prescott and Yavapai County will remember the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildland fire outside of Yarnell on June 30, 2013. 
City of Prescott and Yavapai County will honor the hotshots with a ringing of the Courthouse bells 19 times at exactly 4:42 p.m. followed by a moment of silence. 
No formal ceremony is planned, but attendees are encouraged to assemble on the SOUTH side of the Plaza to hear the bells. The City will also place a commemorative sign in the location of the planned permanent memorial site, on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Plaza. 
“We can never say or do enough to show our gratitude for their ultimate sacrifice,” said Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light. “We believe this simple yet meaningful remembrance is an appropriate way to do so.”

Tissaw Trail Open With Ribbon Cutting

Yavapai County has been working with the Forest Service over the past few years to develop a trail system near the communities of Bridgeport and Cornville on National Forest Lands. Yavapai County and the Forest Service have previously completed a trailhead on Zalesky Road and currently are working together on a similar project for the Tissaw Road trailhead.


On June 27th at 9:30 AM, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors would like to invite everyone to join us as we officially open the Tissaw trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Please join us down Tissaw Rd in Cornville for this exciting event.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Present Arizona Flag to 100-year-old US Vet



LeonaOffird Chester Nawroci was born June 15, 1917, in Hamtramck Michigan.  He joined the US Army on April 4, 1941, and served in the Pacific Rim (Philippine Islands).  He was a Radio cer/ Field VHS/ High Frequency and commanded 240 men to set up communications and field command.  

He moved to Cornville in 1978 after retiring from Chrysler Corp. and started an organic orchard where he reportedly works harder in retirement than he did in his actual career. My Nawroci is proud of his 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

Proud of our Community Volunteers!

  Supervisor Thurman had the privilege of putting together meals for the

  Hungry Kids Project at

  Mayer School yesterday. He is so grateful for volunteers

   Mr. & Mrs. Perry, Don Excell, and Carl Brown!

   Thank you Volunteers in Mayer!




Community Clean Ups in District 2

Black Canyon City- March 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 & 11 from 8am-4pm.The cleanup will be at 21000 E. Landfill Rd.

Camp Verde - March 23,  24,  25, 30 April 1, 6, 7, & 8 from 8am-4pm. The cleanup will be at 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17.

Mayer- April 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22 from 8am-4pm.

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.


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




Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Park

Supervisor Thurman attended the dedication ceremony for the Hotshots Memorial Park on November 29, 2016. The park and trail will serve as a lasting tribute to the 19 heroes who sacrificed their lives on June 30, 2013.


Supervisor Thurman is brining free flu shots back to the rural communities. He held his first one of the year at Rimrock Fire Station and had over 75 people show up! A special thanks to our Yavapai Community Health nurses and all the firefighters and staff that were there to help out. There are 4 more scheduled in Supervisor Thurman's District.

* Saturday October 8th at Windmill Park in Cornville from 1-3pm during the annual community picnic.    

* Tuesday October 18th Black Canyon City Fire Department will host us from 11-1pm.

* Thursday October 20th will be at the Gathering Place in Mayer, 10051 Miami 928-632-7511

* Friday October 21st in Beaver Creek Adult Center 4250 E. Zuni Way, 10-1pm

Highway Improvement Project on SR169

Road Sign Safety improvement project on SR 169 will impact drivers next week
ADOT encourages drivers to plan ahead and allow extra travel time through work zone
The Arizona Department of Transportation continues work next week on a safety improvement project on State Route 169 which includes a new left-turn lane at Cherry Creek Road (milepost 9.3) and Orme Road (milepost 4.5).
As a result, drivers will be restricted to one lane at both intersections for chip seal and shoulder work as part of the project.
Starting on Monday (June 6) through Thursday (June 9), drivers will be guided through the work zone with a pilot car and flaggers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. The speed limit through the work zone will be 45 mph until the project is complete.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis at 928-606-2420 or email


American Legion Post 122 presentation

The Cordes Lakes American Legion Post 122 presented the proposal to erect the bronze sculpture              "Freedom is not Free" by Marianne Caroselli. The six foot sculpture will sit on a six foot base and placed next to the Ramada at Henry Cordes Park. Individuals donating $1000 or more will have their names of support engraved on the back side of the granite base. 

For more information contact Jerry Schultz at 928-308-0259 Vice Commander and checks can be made payable to "American Legion Post 122, Freedom Monument"


Exposing the Best in Concrete Award

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors received an award today for the Courthouse Renovation Project .

This award came from the AZ chapter of International Concrete Repair Institute.

BOS award

Supervisor Chip Davis, Supervisor Craig Brown, Supervisor Rowle Simmons, Vice Chair Thomas Thurman, Chairman Jack Smith, Facilities Director Ken Van Keuren and Architect Bill Otwell. 

North I-17 delays Monday May 23rd

Delays on I-17 due to Verde River Bridge Project North of Camp Verde. The on-ramp from SR 260 to northbound I-17 will be closed from 8am to noon on  Monday. Only one lane will be open for northbound travel just north of SR 260 interchange. Construction on the bridge and paving expected to be completed by 6pm Monday.

To stay up-to-date , visit or call 511.


CYMPO hosted the 1st annual Mobility Management Springfest!

Supervisor Thurman was in attendance to congratulate the recipients of the various awards.                   

Many thanks to CYMPO (Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization) Staff, Chris Bridges,         Vincent Gallegos and Deborah Hernandez for their efforts to collaborate with all the different groups   involved with transit.


Signal installation on SR 69 in Humboldt begins!

ADOT will be working on this project Mon.-Thurs. 7am-4pm. 

Project expected to take 4 weeks.

Please drive careful and as a reminder there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur.

Stay up to date with highway conditions by going to or call 5-1-1.

100th Anniversary Photo Shoot

Court House

Supervisor Thurman was asked to be in the photo of 100 people for the

100th Anniversary Photo Shoot.

Public Health Accreditation

Presentation of 2016 Yavapai County Public Health Accreditation given by the 

National Public Health Accreditation Board.

Yavapai County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation on March 8, 2016.  The Yavapai County Public Health Department is the first public health department in the state of Arizona to gain accreditation and one of 117 public health departments nationwide to achieve this status.

Health Dept and Board

April 21st Board of Directors meeting

Along with the Legislative Policy Committee meetings on Fridays, Supervisor Thurman also attends the County Supervisors Association Board of Directors meetings once a month in Phoenix. Prior to the board meetings they breakout into small medium and large county caucuses to discuss common issues. 

AZ Supervisors  

Walker Bridge Ribbon Cutting

Supervisor Thurman was at the Walker Bridge Ribbon Cutting on Monday 18th. The dedication was attended by some residents from the area, staff and other board members.

Byron Jaspers the Public Works Director, explained that the cost was about $1,000,000 but that staff applied for a grant which brought the cost to $100,000.



Supervisor Thurman invited Ms. Lisa Blythe, Regional Director, Yavapai  Regional Partnership Council, to do a presentation at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on April 6th and presented her with a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Board members


Please be advised that Yavapai County is performing asphalt paving work from April 4 to May 5, 2016, on Rocking Chair Ranch Road, Bell Rock Boulevard, and Cornville Road. Expect minor delays.

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

Supervisor Thurman Announces Mayer Cleanup!

Supervisor Thurman is glad to announce the Mayer Community cleanup  

April 14th, 15th, 16th & 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm

No Charge for Yavapai County residents

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.

trash can

Mayer Yard  (next to the Mayer Transfer Station)

11130   S. Antelope Creek Rd., 1/4 Mile South of Mayer

Commercial loads will not be accepted-residential use only

 For additional information, please call  (928) 771-3183.

Biomass Demonstration

Supervisor Thurman attended a Biomass Demonstration today with other elected officials. They were able to see the Ponsse Forwarder collect, weigh and stockpile biomass. This is part of a working 4-week pilot project.

Community Clean Ups

The cleanup will be at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17.

The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st & April 1st and 2nd, 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.

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

Supervisor Thurman Lobbying for Yavapai County

Supervisor Thurman was lobbying to get fair share of funding from our Legislators at State Capital for roads and general financing in Yavapai County.

10 year Certificate of Appreciation

Earlier this month, Supervisor Thurman received his Certificate of Appreciation for his public service and contributions to the success of Yavapai County for the past 10 years!

Emergency Operations Center

On November 4, Supervisor Thurman participated in an exercise put on by the DEMA (Department of Emergency and Military Affairs). They conducted the annual Statewide Exercise from 07:00-4:00 p.m. and had the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) functional at 08:00 a.m. with Yavapai County as the center point for the exercise.

The exercise utilized the ARES/RACES team in order to establish alternate communications throughout the state.

Overall, it was a good opportunity for our team(s) and provided great training.

Engineering Excellence Honor Award

Supervisor Thurman attended the 35th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet

October 24, 2015.


Pictured above from left to right are: Beth Huning PE (City Engineer for Mesa) was the Master of Ceremonies; Tim Stotler PE, Yavapai County; Oscar Oliden PE, Oliden Engineering; Supervisor Thomas Thurman; Jim Martin PE, RLS, Atkins; and Fernando Galvez (ACEC Arizona President) Master of Ceremonies.

Atkins Engineering and Yavapai County were presented an award for their work on the Wet Beaver Creek Pedestrian Bridge earlier this year.

Supervisor Thurman is so proud of the work that was done by Yavapai County Public Works and many thanks to Atkins Engineering!


Tough guys get flu shots too!

Firefighters in Rimrock line up with Supervisor Thurman to get their flu shots from Nurse Cherry and Nurse Sally.

Supervisor Thurman Discusses Legislative Topics

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors attended the Eleventh Annual County Supervisors Association Summit in Lake Havasu City on October 13-15, 2015.

The annual Legislative Summit convenes County Supervisors from all 15 counties and

top county management to discuss and prioritize issues facing our local governments

and to develop specific implementation strategies.

The product of the event becomes the organization’s roadmap for the year.


Supervisor Thurman Ready to Fight Fires!

Supervisor Thurman graduated from the Fire Operations Training 101 class last September and previously had EMT classes from Yavapai College. 

He wanted to Thank Central Yavapai, Chino, and Prescott Fire, along with the Fire Fighters Union, for putting on the Fire Ops class!

Getting on the gear and putting out fires while carriying hoses really gave him a good perspective and even greater appreciation for the work that our brave firefighters do!

Co-op Project in Camp Verde

The new Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Work Crew and Yavapai County Roads Department Co-op was on the Salt Mine Rd. in Camp Verde on July 23 working on their first project as a “Co-Op”.

According to Byron Jaspers , the Public Works Director, they had an F550 stake bed truck with a 14ft trailer on site that was emptied 6 times in one shift. “The roadway looks great!” he said.

Supervisor Thurman had the idea to use these crews when he started working with the adult probation group in February for trails. I thought, “if we can do trail building community projects with adult probationers, why not something similar with our inmate work crew?"

A few months later it became reality, thanks to the cooperation from our Sheriff and his officers and our Public Works staff.

"Yavapai County is always looking at ways to save our tax dollars.” Supervisor Thurman said.

Mayor German added, “Absolutely Fantastic! We are very pleased with their help.”

Yavapai County Wins the 2015 Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards

On May 15th Supervisor Thurman attended the awards ceremony in Flagstaff along with his fellow supervisors, and the Director of Facilities, Ken Van Keuren. Architect Bill Otwell was also there and was the one who submitted the application for the Yavapai County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project on behalf of the board. All were very proud of the project and glad that it was completed prior to the Courthouse’s 100th birthday. Supervisor Thurman was honored to have been so involved in the project.

The Prescott Daily Courier reported, Supervisor Thurman helped Facilities Department Director Kenny Van Keuren oversee the work by Concord General Contracting and its subs, since he used to own a construction company.

“It is an icon not only for Yavapai County but for the entire United States,” Thurman said. The courthouse and its surrounding tree-lined plaza was on the American Planning Association’s very first Top 10 list of Great Public Spaces alongside NYC’s Central Park in 2008, Otwell noted.

“The county’s taken really good care of this building,” Otwell said. “This is their baby.”

Yavapai County Adopt-A-Road Program

Thank you District 2 for helping to keep Yavapai County Beautiful!

There are only two sections left to adopt in your area.

*Cornville Road-Mile Post 6 to 7

*Montezuma Castle Road- Zuni to Rimrock (1.5 miles)

For more information: Adopt-A-Road Program

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People Projects Purpose!

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