Parttime Community Officer in Prescott Valley
The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tomorrow night to consider a part-time Community Officer position. According to Police Command Staff Assistant Laura Valenzuela, the Arizona Department of Public Safety recently solicited applications for the federal Victims of Crime Act grant program. The goal of this program is to support government agencies that provide direct services to victims of crime. Priorities are given to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child physical and sexual abuse. The Prescott Valley Police Department has received notice it has received funding for the Community Officer position. The Victims of Crime Act grant program will cover 15 thousand dollars of the nearly 19 thousand dollar cost. The remainder of the cost will need to be funded by the Town. With Council approval, the agreement would be effective through September 30th of next year. The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
Chino Valley has a changing of the guard
Chris Marley’s time as Chino Valley Mayor has come to an end, while the term of the new Mayor is officially underway. Marley was first elected in 2011 and reelected 2 years later when he ran unopposed. He didn’t seek reelection to a 3rd term and in the August 30th Primary Election, Councilman Darryl Croft defeated challenger Robert McCaullay. During last night’s Chino Valley Town Council meeting, Croft declared December 13th as Chris Marley Day in appreciation of his service. The reelected Council members, Lon Turner, Susan Cuka, Mike Best, Corey Mendoza and Jack Miller were then sworn in, along with Croft and new Council member Annie Lane. In one of his first acts as Mayor, Croft appointed Best as Vice-Mayor for 2017 and Turner to that position in 2018. Croft had been serving as Vice-Mayor this year.