Having recently passed the 45-year milestone in my career at the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, I pause to reflect on the shaping of the leadership legacy that has brought me to my station in life today. I have enjoyed and had the great privilege of rubbing shoulders with great leaders on … [Read more...] about NACOG Demonstrates Leadership
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Long-anticipated improvements along the Granite Creek Corridor will be delayed for at least a year because bids for the requested construction came in substantially higher than what had been originally estimated. Instead of beginning the improvement project last October, initial construction now … [Read more...] about Granite Creek Corridor Improvements Delayed
Yavapai County, just like the rest of Arizona, continues to have a shortage of classroom teachers. That is not just in public schools. The same shortages are affecting charter and private schools, as well. And the teacher shortage is not getting better. Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools … [Read more...] about Teacher Shortage Having Dramatic Impact on Schools, Students
In just the few short months since it was formally opened on July 13, the fledgling Center for the Future (CFF) has taken flight and is attracting international attention from major high-tech organizations. In addition, it has received status as an official non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation from … [Read more...] about Innovation Center Attracting High-Tech Firms, Funding
According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Yavapai County labor statistics demonstrate that in 2019, the total of Yavapai County’s labor force was 93,458, with a participation rate of 48% of individuals aged 16 and older. Participants aged 35-54 years represented the largest … [Read more...] about Where Have All the Workers Gone?
Yavapai County Supervisor for District 1 Harry Oberg says the population is growing. The latest data show a county population of 236,209 in 2020. In 2011, it was 212,033. Yavapai County, which in pre-statehood days was the “Mother County of Arizona,” had a population growth of 11.93 percent during … [Read more...] about Yavapai County Growing
A direct consequence of the shutdowns and isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been “front and center awareness of the criticality of broadband and its significance in issues such as emergency management, education, health care and work access – and many others,” according to Teri … [Read more...] about Survey to Evaluate Broadband Capabilities for Rural Populations