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Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of Arizona

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Tribal officials signed an agreement that will bring the tribe under Yavapai County's emergency management services umbrella. Under the agreement, the county will include the tribe in its emergency operations plan, help train employees, review its emergency operations plan, help it get federal or state money and equipment, and provide emergency assistance. Board of Supervisors Chairman Gheral Brownlow said the tribe plays an important role in the Prescott area. He noted the Prescott Resort Conference Center attracts a steady stream of conventions, and those attending the conventions spend money all over the Prescott area. The tribe's casinos and Frontier Village Shopping Center also employ more than 3,000 people. The tribe's disaster response plan not only helps protect the approximately 150 tribal members, but also all those employees and visitors.