Copyright 2010 Yavapai Community Collaboration - a sustainable community project
A Comprehensive Development Initiative
Robert Zieve, MD
Transit activities are currently organized in 3 different geographical areas, Central Yavapai, Chino Valley, and Verde Valley. These activities are not under the umbrella of YCC.
Central Yavapai: YCC is directly involved in the Central Yavapai project which is known as Area Citizens for Transit (ACT). They meet every 2 weeks at the United Methodist Church in Prescott. Fritzi Mevis, People Who Care, represents this transit activity on the YCC admin/management team. Over the last several years, three organizations, Territorial Transit, represented by Lindsay Bell, the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council, represented by Dave Quinn, and the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, represented by Gerri Garvey, have played major roles in organizing efforts that led to the formation of ACT.
Chino Valley: The Town of Chino Valley, under the leadership of Vice Mayor Ron Romley, has been the main organizing group for transit issues. Jason Kelly, Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department director, is the town staff member assigned to the effort.
Verde Valley: The Verde Valley is far ahead of the rest of the county in providing transportation. Many see this area as a model for transit in rural areas. The Cottonwood Area Transit System (CATS) has a committee that oversees its operation. Shirley Scott is the head of CATS.