American Heritage Academy Founder and President slings a little political mud during Governing Board meeting
The Founder and President of the Cottonwood based American Heritage Academy, Steve Anderson, injected a bit of political mud into the Yavapai Community College Governing Board meeting on October 15. Anderson, a strong supporter of Harold Harrington for the Governing Board position that is up for a vote in November, said he “vehemently” disagreed with the effort to create an Administrative College on the East side of the County.
He also said that he was “disappointed” with people from the “East” that “don’t have the guts” to remain on the Governing Board, an allusion no doubt to Bob Oliphant. He also said he was frustrated with “ex employees who come in and gripe and groan but don’t have to a lot to add, “ a poorly disguised allusion to Ms. Deb McCasland, Harrington’s opponent.
He went on to say he hoped the Board doesn’t “spend millions of dollars” creating a new campus on the Verde side. He was obviously unaware of the recent study by the College showing the low cost of establishing an Administrative College on the East side of the County.
He also credited his uncle, the late Senator Boyd Tenney, as looking at County “resources” and “taxes” and deciding Prescott was where the main campus should be located. Tenney has the library on the Prescott campus named in his honor.
Anderson and the Harrington family no doubt have a close relationship. One of Harrington’s daughter’s recently graduated from American Heritage Academy and received a scholarship from Yavapai Community College.
The short speech to the Board by Mr. Anderson can be seen by clicking here.