Originally published Monday, April 15, 2019 at 07:47p.m.

Mayors to speak at regional symposium in Prescott Valley on April 16

Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta will be among four newly-elected mayors from across northern Arizona to speak at the upcoming Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) Northern Economic Development Regional Symposium on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Community Room, 7601 E. Civic Circle in Prescott Valley.

Mayors Jen Miles from Kingman, Al Gameros from Globe, Tom Morrissey from Payson will join Mayor Palguta to share their views on the importance of business retention and attraction, retail and workforce to their communities.

Other sessions will include:

• What is economic development? Economic developers will answer the question, “what is economic development?” as they provide clarification on the key programs they administer to better the economy of their locales.

• Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). Learn about what ACA, the state’s leading economic development organization, is working on in northern Arizona and how ACA is advancing the economy of the state in the region with projects and new programs.

The cost of the symposium is $50 for AAED members and $65 for non-members if registered by noon on April 8. Late registration is $70. To register, visit aaed.com/events. For more information, call 602-240-2233, or visit www.aaed.com.

Registration open for well water workshop in Prescott

Do you have a private well? Do you drink your well water? Have you tested your well water quality lately? These are important questions that could impact the health and well-being of you and your family. The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott.

You will learn about: geology and aquifers, regulation, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for your well. Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, U of A Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist and Mr. Gary Hix, Registered Geologist and past president of the Arizona Well Association. Registration required. Contact Lydia Watts, lydiawatts@email.arizona.edu or call 928-445-6590 ext. 221.

Community cleanup in Mayer open to Yavapai residents

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, announces a community cleanup in Mayer at the Mayer Yard, next to the Mayer Transfer Station, 11130 S. Antelope Creek Rd. The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on April 18, 19, 20 and April 25, 26 and 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: Loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals.

Wildfires are never out of season and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. Please remember to be cautious of sparks as you are cutting and trimming. All yard trimmings will be accepted at the cleanup.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.