The Beaver Creek Community Plan Committee was charged with the update of the Beaver
Creek Plan of 1992 and developing a VISION 2020 for the community.
Vision 2020 is a recording of the results of Community Surveys, Focus Groups, community
organization leadership, a Community-wide Visioning Workshop Area Studies and through
the collection of Historic and Statistical Data.
COMMITTEES SEEKING ACTIVE MEMBERS
If you have an interest in trail systems, golf, recreational facilities or open space
preservation, the Open Space Committee of BCRC would love to hear from you. Contact
Janet Aniol to sign up - Janet_Aniol@BeaverCreekAZ.org
If you have an interest in youth centers, K-12 Education, after school youth programs,
youth recreation, or family services in the Beaver Creek area, the Youth & Family
Committee would love to hear from you. Contact Karin Ward at Karin_Ward@BeaverCreekAZ.org
If you have an interest in land use and planning & zoning issues affecting the Beaver
Creek area we would love to hear from you. Contact Kala Pearson at Kala_Pearson@BeaverCreekAZ.org
Forums & Workshops
Sponsor forums and workshops on community interests identified in VISION 2020. Work
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The Beaver Creek Community enjoys friendly neighborhoods, a quiet lifestyle, and
many cultural and historical assets they wish to preserve. They value the creek that
runs through the area, uniting the communities with a common name. While realizing
the need for additional services in our communities, residents expect planned, responsible
The Beaver Creek Community recognizes that growth is inevitable but it must be planned
growth. Private property rights should be balanced with community needs. When making
Land Use decisions it is important to residents to consider local water availability
and protect our dark skies. Preservation of Rimrock Airport is important for its
historic and emergency medical aspects. Compatible commercial development could be
categorized as small shops and services, a grocery store, tourism and agriculture,
and home-based businesses. Single family homes are preferred over multi-family or
Improved access in and out of the area and/or alternate routes was determined as
very important along with public transportation.
Residents in the communities treasure the open spaces offered here, the beautiful
vistas, and favorite recreational spots. Public parks, limited Forest Service swaps
for public lands, and continued open space in future housing developments are important
to the residents.
Preservation of Wet Beaver creek and the protection of Montezuma Well’s aquifer are
important to the Beaver Creek Community. Household water conservation needs to be
promoted as well as the use of gray water and harvesting of rain water. Areas for
further study are: adequate water supply, quality of creek water, seasonal flooding
and drainage, and the need for waste water treatment facilities.
Beaver Creek to Host
Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Update Kick-Off Meeting
The County adopted its General Plan in 2003. As part of the update, the name is being
changed to the “Comprehensive Plan” The update process will entail significant public
participation. Please click on the link above for more information on how you can
Verde Valley Initiatives
Organized Verde Valley initiatives are growing every day. BCRC is the official contact
Click here for PDF preliminary presentation of Vision 2020
Community Survey Summary
Student Survey Summary
Survey Focus Group Summary
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History of Vision 2020
Vision 2020 kicked off December 4th 2007 at the Ranch House Restaurant with an organization
meeting. Yavapai County and community organization representatives were present.
The first order of business was to begin putting together a survey to determine
issues and goals important to the community. An initial survey was put together
in May 2008. The survey was presented to a focus group representing a cross-section
of residents from Beaver Creek – elderly, young, long-time residents, newcomers,
Hispanic, Native American, etc. After the focus group meeting the survey was revised
and mailed out to the community early September 2008. The results were tabulated
by Brandon Vaughn, an outside consultant and presented to the committee in late September
2008. On November 15, the committee held a community meeting at Beaver Creek School.
The meeting was facilitated by the League of Women Voters and Yavapai Community
College. Approximately 125 attended and made great contributions to the plan. During
the 2 year period, the committee and various other sub-committees researched the
first part of each element entitled, ‘Current Conditions’. Great care was given to
each element to insure the current condition sections of the element were accurate.
With the completion of the survey and the community meeting the task turned to distilling
all the information into issues and goals consistent with the desires of the community.
Each element was reviewed, re-written, and re-written again and again in an effort
to get it right. Yavapai County was represented by Tammy DeWitt who proved to be
an invaluable asset and resource, taking on the task of formatting Vision 2020, giving
it a unified look.
Review the pros and cons of incorporation a comprehensive hand book published by
the N. AZ Council of Governments (NACOG)
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Click below for
Vision 2020 Planning Tools
Community Vision Workshop Summary
The Organization Council members, Council Committees and appropriate County officials
share responsibility for implementing the goals and objectives of this Vision 2020.
The BCRC strategies for implementing the Goals and Objectives of Vision 2020 include:
Represent the Beaver Creek communities in County, State and regional issues.
Provide environments and forums for open dialogue between Beaver Creek communities,
residents and organizations.
Recruit, train and mentor residents for community advocate and service roles.
Coordinate with committees, organizations and entities developing and implementing
Vision 2020 plan.
Establish print and electronic media alert and information systems for information
collection and dissemination on community issues.
Provide public participation on all development projects affecting the Beaver Creek
communities, inclusive of the County hearing and review process, plan development
and approval, permitting and implementation.
Continue monitoring of transportation related issues affecting the plan area and
disseminate information to its residents and stake holders.