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If you want to learn what is happening in the current legislative session, this is the meeting to attend. Mr. Borrajero will be providing a review of the latest legislative session. He will identify the major activities of the Legislature and the significant legislation moving through committees. Mr. Borrajero will also show which issues our LD1 representatives are supporting and what that means for the citizens of Yavapai County and how you can provide input directly to the legislature through the RTS system, either supporting or opposing any particular measure. This will be a very informative review of what is happening in the legislature and if we are being fairly represented by our elected officials.
Founded in 2011, and current head of, a statewide network of concerned citizens whose three main goals are,
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Chris Kuknyo was born in Chicago and moved with his family to Prescott in 1978 due to his mothers health concerns. He is a graduate of PHS class of "84".
Chris claims to have worked just about every job in Prescott trying to earn a living. Shoeshine boy on
Whiskey Row, clerk at J.C. Penney, hamburger flipper at Wendy's, Television master control operator, radio DJ, underground miner, construction laborer, and factory worker.
In the summer of 2000, Chris co-founded Patriot Disposal with a friend and they put a mortgage on his house to buy a truck and a load of cans. Over the next 18 years they used innovation and community involvement to become the leader in trash hauling and recycling. They were the first to offer a real curb side recycling service to Prescott Valley. The first to run environmentally friendly natural gas trucks. They developed Smart Stream recycling which reduces the amount of trucks needed by 50% and a processing facility that increased the diversion rate 400%. In 2018 Chris sold his interest to his partner in order to pursue other interests.
Chris' service to the community has taken a variety of roles including:
Chris sees Yavapai College as a great asset to the county. Recently he told a friend that his son would like to move back here after his service to the Coast Guard is over. He friend replied "Why? There is nothing here" referring to the lack of good paying jobs. This issue has plagued our community and is something YC could and has helped with.
Developing a welcoming environment and obtaining the tools for economic development is a must if we hope to keep our young people in the community. Continuing education is also needed for the working population to keep up with the rapidly changing requirements in today's tech work place. Chris hopes to work with the Board and President to continue to improve our service to the community and the taxpayers of Yavapai County.
Prescott Vibes Events Center
6200 Hwy 89, Prescott, AZ 86305
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Luncheons are held the second Monday of every month. Doors open at 10:30AM. Buffet is served between 10:45 - 11:30AM. Program runs from 11:30AM to 1:00PM.
The cost for lunch is $30 per person - cash, check or credit card paid at the door.
Remember - a reservation made is a reservation paid. If you do not attend after holding a reservation past the cancellation deadline, you will be sent an invoice requesting payment. The cutoff for accepting luncheon cancellations is 10:00 PM the Wednesday before the Luncheon.
YRMF luncheons are for the benefit of our Members. Non-members can attend but must be sponsored by a Member. If you do not know a YRMF member, please send an email to LUNCHEON@YRMF.ORG with a request to attend - include your full name, address and phone number and we will follow up with you.
It is easy to apply for membership online. Just click HERE and follow the directions provided.