Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe



Robert Ogo, Acting President
Calvin Hunter Jr., Vice President
Lorna Galeano, Secretary-Treasurer
Sheila Salazar, Board Member

(Source: updated September 2023)

Contact Information

Address: 530 E. Merritt

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928-445-8790

Community Health Representative: April Caballero acaballero@ypit.com

Education Director: Dulce Garcia dgarcia@ypit.com


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. 


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 368 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. 

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.


Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Reservation


United States

Total Population*  368 6,946,685 322,903,030
Number of Households 95 2,524,300 119,730,128
Average Household Size 3.87 2.69 2.63
Median Age 25.5 37.4 37.9
Population Under Age 18 31.3% 23.5% 22.8%
Population Over Age 65 4.3% 16.7% 15.2%
Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household 20.2% 27.2% 21.5%
Married-Couple Households 38.5% 57.0% 58.6%
Owner-Occupied Housing Units 61.1% 63.6% 63.8%
Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher 84.9% 86.8% 87.7%
Median Household Income $18,750 $56,213 $60,293
Below Federal Poverty Threshold 29.3% 16.1% 14.1%
Households with at Least One Computing Device 92.6% 89.9% 88.8%
Households with a Desktop/Laptop 83.2% 79.7% 77.9%

*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.