New Flood Control District Director
On Wednesday November 15, 2017 the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Lynn Whitman as the new Yavapai County Flood Control District Director, effective February 1, 2018. Lynn will replace the current Yavapai County Flood Control District Director, Dan Cherry as he takes over the Public Works Department.
Lynn Whitman has been with the Flood Control District since 2009, most recently as the District Engineer. She is a Professional Engineer (Civil), registered in the State of Arizona, as well as a Certified Floodplain Manager. Ms. Whitman graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Her career started in land development, managing residential and commercial projects in Illinois and Arizona.
Ms. Whitman has lived in Prescott for 8 years with her husband Eric Siegfried and their daughter Elizabeth, 11. Lynn said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the Board of Supervisors and the communities we serve to advance our flood protection and recovery programs.”
The next Coffee Chat will be December 13, 2017. The Coffee Chats will be held from 8am to 9am at the Step One Coffee House located at 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
I remain committed to being open, accessible, and responsive to my constituents. Whether it is at a Coffee Chat, on the phone, via email, or out in the district, I want to encourage everyone to share their ideas.
All are welcome to attend.
Dedication and Commemoration Ceremony at the side by side grave sites of early Prescott pioneers Gideon Brooke and Jacob Linn
Today the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and Prescott Corral of Westerners International held a Dedication and Commemoration Ceremony at the side by side grave sites of early Prescott pioneers Gideon Brooke and Jacob Linn. The ceremony took place at the Citizens Cemetery on Sheldon Street in Prescott.
The Board approved funding for the gravestone for a pioneer by the name of Gideon Brooke who was buried in an unmarked grave at Citizens Cemetery in November 1881. Brooke served on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors from July 15, 1870 through December 1873, and again from 1877- 1878. In addition to serving on the Board, he was a member of the 8th Territorial Legislature in 1875 and was a local business partner with Jacob Linn.
The Prescott Corral of Westerners International provided the funding for Jacob Linn’s marker. Linn was a member of the Walker Party, which was a party of explorers and would-be gold miners led by the famed Joseph R. Walker.
On May 10, 1863, at a location some six miles south-southeast of this Plaza, twenty-five members of the Walker Prospecting and Mining Company adopted "Laws and Resolutions" governing members of the first mining district in what would later become Yavapai County. The rules for the "Pioneer Mining District" provided a foundation for the establishment of mining law in the central Arizona highlands, and can be considered Prescott's birth certificate.
Veterans Day Proclamation
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve a Proclamation in recognition of Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017.
Our Veterans stepped forward when America needed them most. In conflicts around the world and at home, their sacrifice and resolve helped destroy the enemies of freedom and in answering the Nation’s call with honor, decency and resolve, our Veterans have shown the power of liberty and earned the respect and admiration of a grateful Nation.
Please join me in recognizing the valor and sacrifice of our Veterans.
Thank you to all the Veterans who attended today’s meeting in support of this proclamation.
Certificate of Appreciation to Bob Betts
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and Denny Foulk Emergency Management Manager present a Certificate of Appreciation to Bob Betts at this morning's Board meeting. Bob has served as Chairman of Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission (PAWUIC) for many years and has been dedicated to the people and the work carried out by this great organization. Thank you for your commitment.
New Public Works Director
On Wednesday November 1, 2017 the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Cherry as the new Public Works Department Director effective February 1, 2018. Dan will replace the current Public Works Director Byron Jaspers who is retiring after 23 years with Yavapai County.
Dan Cherry has been the Director of the Yavapai County Flood Control District since 2014, and is the current Chair of the Arizona Floodplain Management Association. He lives where he grew up, in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife Cathleen, and two daughters, Madeleine (17) and Arden (14). Dan graduated from the University of Arizona in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology & Water Resources.
Dan has worked for Yavapai County in both the Public Works Department and the Flood Control District since 1997. Prior to that, he was employed by the Arizona Department of Water Resources in Phoenix. Dan is a Professional Engineer (Civil) registered in the State of Arizona, with an emphasis in transportation, as well as a Certified Floodplain Manager.
Dan Cherry said, “I am looking forward to the new challenge, and to be working alongside my colleagues in Public Works. I have built strong relationships with many of the staff during my previous stint in the organization, and I appreciate this opportunity and the trust the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has given me to provide the department leadership for the future.”
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.
Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency.
By signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address. A confirmation email and/or text message will be sent upon completion of registration (will be sent from email@example.com and may take up to 5 minutes). Once registered, you may opt-out at any time.
When delivery of the alert to your primary contact mode fails, the system will automatically fall back to other methods. With respect to phone notifications, if the system detects an answering machine, it will deliver the message to voicemail. If the phone is not answered and no answering machine is detected, the system will redial the number at a later time or, if specified, fall back to another contact mode. When the call appears on your caller-id, it will display the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office business number: (928) 771-3260.
Please, NEVER REPLY to Alert message emails or text messages! Instead, please call (928) 771-3260.
Yavapai County Prescription Program
Yavapai County participates in a Prescription program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions.The county is making the free prescription discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers substantial savings off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, health, income, or existing health coverage. Even if you have prescription insurance coverage, you may still benefit from the discount card since it may save you money on prescriptions your existing plan does not cover.
It’s easy to use. Simply print a card and present your discount card at a participating retail pharmacy along with your prescription(s), and save an average of 24 percent on your prescription drugs. There are no limits on how many times the card can be used. You can use it for the whole family. Even use the card for your pets. If your pet is prescribed a medication that is also used for humans, ask your veterinarian for a prescription to use at a participating pharmacy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no membership fees.