Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe



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

(Source: updated February 2024)

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 2017-2021 U.S. Census, approximately 309 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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2017-2021 American Community Survey, the population of the Yavapai-Prescott Reservation is 309. The following document provides a Census snapshot of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe with comparisons to the state of Arizona and the United States as a whole. 


Note: When interpreting data for small populations or rural areas, it is important to note the margin of error, which is provided where possible. The margin of error can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the true value lies within the estimate plus and minus the margin of error. 

First Things First is Arizona's early childhood agency, providing health screenings and a variety of services across the state. Included here are their reports for the Yavapai Region.