Supervisor Jack Smith is honored to represent and serve Yavapai County through his participation with many
committees and caucuses. Descriptions of these committees and caucuses are provided below.
Please contact Supervisor Smith’s office at 928-771-3209, if you have any questions.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is responsible for the financing and administration of County government, has final approval over County department budgets, governs tax rates and calculates all other tax rates.The Board also has final approval for all zoning and use permits in the unincorporated areas of the County.
The Board consists of five members elected to four year terms representing the five supervisor districts. The Board members conduct business during public meetings which are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. A schedule for the Board meetings is available to the public. The agendas are made available on each Wednesday prior to the meeting at both the Cottonwood and Prescott Board of Supervisors offices, and on the official Yavapai County World Wide Web Homepage.
If a special Board meeting is called a public notice is posted at least 24-hours prior to the meeting and an agenda is made available to the public. (For more information see Public Meetings)
The Board of Supervisors also acts as the board of directors for certain special districts within the County such as the Seligman Sanitary Districts; the Ash Fork, Seligman and Yarnell Street Lighting Improvement Districts; the Yavapai County Free Library District; Yavapai County Flood Control District; and for County Road Improvement districts. As part of its administrative duties, the Board is responsible for appointing members of County boards and commissions dealing with planning and zoning, building codes, health, employees and employee benefits, private industry, and agriculture. (For a complete list of specific boards and commissions see Boards and Commissions).
In addition, the Board is responsible for appointing the directors of the 19 County departments.The Board also works with other governmental bodies such as the towns and cities within Yavapai County, the United States Forest Service and other state and federal governmental agencies.
Arizona State Council for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
The Interstate Commission oversees the day-to-day oversight of the compact between the states.
The Commission promulgates rules to achieve the goals of the compact, ensures an opportunity for input and timely notice to victims and to jurisdictions where defined offenders are authorized to travel or to relocate across state lines and will establish a system of uniform data collection, provide access to information on active cases by authorized criminal justice officials, and coordinate regular reporting of Compact activities to heads of state councils, state executive, judicial, and legislative branches and criminal justice administrators.
The Commission will also monitor compliance with the rules governing interstate movement of offenders and initiate interventions to address and correct noncompliance and will coordinate training and education regarding regulations of interstate movement of offenders for officials involved in such activity.
Prescott Area Airport Master Plan Committee
Prescott Airport is currently conducting a large scale Master Plan study that will forecast future trends and development for the next 5, 10, and 20 years. This is a vital component to the economy of Prescott and the Quad Cities Area as the airport provides regional support to businesses.
Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO)
The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO), a partnership of Chino Valley, City of Prescott, Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott Valley, Yavapai County and the Arizona Department of Transportation, was established in June 2003 by federal mandate when the region achieved a population of 50,000. Its purpose is to cooperatively plan the transportation future of the Central Yavapai region that falls within the 401.46 square miles of the MPO Planning Boundary.
County Supervisors Association (CSA)
County Supervisors Association has served as a non-partisan forum for county officials to address important issues facing local constituents, providing a mechanism to share information and to develop a proactive state and federal policy agenda.
CSA membership includes the 61 elected supervisors from Arizona’s 15 counties. The association’s efforts are strengthened by the involvement of top-level county professional staff, who provide technical expertise necessary to inform policy discussions.
All supervisors serve on the CSA Board of Directors and provide input into organizational strategy and the evaluation of operational performance. Annually, the Board elects six members to serve in CSA leadership positions. Each county appoints a representative to the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC).
The LPC meets as often as necessary to evaluate legislative measures and make policy recommendations to the full Board.
Local Workforce Investment Board
The Yavapai County Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) oversees the local funding and services. Employer services also include recruitment, job training grants, pre-layoff and reduction in force assistance due to economic downturns through our Rapid Response program.
Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission
Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission (PAWUIC) was founded in 1990 and is unique in the nation as a not-for-profit group chartered by the City of Prescott and Yavapai County. PAWUIC is comprised of federal, state, county and city agency representatives working together with volunteers, businesses, and community leaders. PAWUIC’s purpose is to mitigate the threat of wildfire and to promote forest health in the greater Prescott area, and Yavapai County. Members from Prescott National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Forestry Division, Prescott Yavapai Tribe, Yavapai County Emergency Management, Central Yavapai Fire District, Prescott Fire Department, eleven other smaller fire departments, homeowner associations and private citizens meet monthly to report and coordinate their activities to reduce the wildfire danger in the area.
Legislative Policy Committee (LPC)
The Legislative Policy Committee representative will be engaged in the following activities:
• Review legislation and make recommendations to the Board
• Direct lobbying of state and federal leaders
• “Speakers Bureau” participation, helping to communicate the coalition’s message points to local audiences
• Authoring Op-ed pieces
• Testifying before committees
• Serving as a catalyst to involve board colleagues in County Supervisors Association legislative activities
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee
Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is concerned about the impact of national, state and local policies and decisions affecting rural counties and counties with significant rural communities threated by urban and suburban development. Approximately fifteen percent of the nation’s population lives in 2,050 counties deemed ‘non-metropolitan,’ or rural, accounting for over 72 percent of the nation’s total land area - according to the U.S. Census Bureau.