Yavapai-Apache Nation distributes Arizona Indian Gaming Prop 202-12% set-aside funds to area towns and Yavapai County
By Don Decker, YAN News
Different members of the Nation’s council had the opportunity present a check totaling $17,456.83 to the cities in the Verde Valley area during the month of February.
These communities included Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Jerome, Clarkdale, Sedona and the Yavapai County Government.
The cash awards to Verde Valley cities is a result of Prop.202 that sets aside millions in revenues that the state uses in supporting local schools, public government service programs, trauma and emergency services centers throughout the state, wild-life and conservation programs, tourism promotion and a myriad of other support services paid for from the Indian Gaming dollars.
Since 2002, $800 million from state gaming has been given to the various entities all over Arizona through Prop 202.
At the Cottonwood city government, Chairwoman Jane Russell-Winiecki said the gaming activities plays an important role in the Verde Valley economy by providing employment as she referenced the opening of the new Cliff Castle Casino on February 23.