Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Leadership (updated March 2018) Contact Information
Ernest Jones Sr., President Address: 530 E. Merritt
Robert Ogo, Vice President                Prescott, AZ 86301
Lorna Galeano, Secretary-Treasurer Phone: 928-445-8790
Calvin Hunter Jr., Board Member Website: http://www.ypit.com
Sheila Salazar, Board Member
GOVERNANCE: The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe are governed by a President, Vice President, and three board members. Board members serve two-year terms, with elections held in July of even-numbered years. The Board meets the second Friday of each month. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe resides in Congressional District 4; Legislative District 1. 
CONSTITUTION: To view the constitution of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, adopted 1960, click here.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Yavapai have lived in central and western Arizona for centuries. Today there are three primary groups of Yavapai: The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe. 

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation was established in 1935 on 75 acres of the former Fort Whipple Military Reserve. The Reservation was expanded to just under 1400 acres in 1956. According to the U.S. Census, approximately 888 individuals live on Yavapai-Prescott Tribal land adjacent to Prescott, Arizona. The Reservation is 1,400 acres of rolling hills, of which several hundred acres have been closed to development in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area. 

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe is made up of diverse households.  Roughly one-third of the tribe is under age 18.* About half of households are traditional married-couple families, and 35 percent of all households are headed by a single female.  Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe families have a high poverty rate (26 percent, compared to 17.7 percent for the state of Arizona). In terms of occupation, the majority of workers work for the government. 

According to the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, in the past the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe relied upon timber, mining, and agriculture. As tourism and retail services increased in Prescott, the Tribe's reliance on natural resources declined.  Current enterprises include Bucky's Casino and Prescott Resort, Yavapai Casino, Sundog Business Park, and Frontier Village Shopping Center.

*All statistics are from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.