College provides huge public service to Prescott/Prescott Valley area; little to Verde Valley as discriminatory treatment in public service continues as between the east and west sides of the County
2017 was a banner year for public service by Yavapai Community College to the residents living in the Prescott/Prescott Valley area. It paid little attention to the one-third of the County population living on the east side of Mingus Mountain. Here, for example, is a sampling of the over 100 events held at the Performing Arts Center for West County residents:
National touring performances such as Art Garfunkel, Rita Rudner, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Wynona Judd.
Home of the Prescott Pops, Yavapai Symphony Association (featuring the Phoenix
Symphony), the annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, and the Prescott Film Festival.
Satellite broadcast events from The National Theater of London, The Bolshoi Ballet, and
The Metropolitan Opera Live from New York City.
A school matinee series that presents live educational entertainment shows, at no cost, to Yavapai County school children living on the West side of the County. An estimated 8,719 students attended performances in 2016-17.