Sun, Oct. 20

Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization appoints new executive leadership for 2015

Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization Board of Directors recently held their first meeting of 2015, electing a new executive committee. In November 2014, two new members also joined the board.

The following individuals make up the new Executive Committee of the VVREO board of directors:

Chairman:   William Jump, Principle, Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Chair Elect:   Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO, Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Secretary:   Casey Rooney, Director Economic Development, City of Cottonwood

Treasurer:   Jodie Filardo, Director Economic and Community Development, City of Clarkdale

In addition, the following two individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in economic development to the board and were appointed at the November, 2014 board meeting by resolution of the membership. 

Mr. Phil Terbell, Broker, Century 21-Sexton Real Estate

Mr. Ray Selna, Owner/Broker, Selna and Associates Real Estate and Investments

For more information contact Jennifer Molton, VVREO Administrator at (928) 274-3167 or email

Feb. 19, the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization and local leaders in economic development are hosting an event to provide relevant information regarding the impact of small business on our local economy, how to gain access to capital resources such as VVREO's revolving loan fund and crowd funding, and to discuss the foundations of capital and equity.

The event will also highlight the relevant role that Yavapai College plays in facilitating economic development and building community wealth in the Verde Valley.

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, financial industry representatives, public officials, and the community at large are invited to attend.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Penny Wills, President, Yavapai College; William Jump, VVREO Chair and President, DEC Investment Group; TJ Jennings, Vice President of Capital, Arizona Commerce Authority; Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO,; Alexandria Wright, Director, Regional Economic Development Center, Yavapai College; a speaker from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Development Section, as well as other distinguished members of the VVREO Board of Directors.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yavapai College Verde Campus Community Room M-137, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.

The cost for the event is $25 per person which includes a catered lunch. Please register in advance at

VVREO appreciates the sponsorship of APS, SRP, Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center, Cottonwood Economic Development Council, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, NACOG, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Town of Clarkdale, Spur Ventures, Fire Mountain Wines, Local First Arizona, Intellectual Energy LLC and others who make this program possible.

Register for the event at

Questions? Contact Jennifer Molton, VVREO Administrator at (928) 274-3167 or email
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