WOW! What a quick year, and here we are at a new year again! It seems like we say that every year but this year was just WOW fast! What a year — a fantastic year!
And now, 2022! We may not always feel like we need the fresh start of a new year because life is going well, and that’s something to celebrate along with the holidays. But there’s always something we can improve on whether it’s related to our careers, our personal lives or our community.
This New Year 2022 issue is full of stories of people who saw room for improvement and seized the opportunity. All of them are heroic in their own ways, so it makes sense this is also our annual “hero” issue.
It comes in many forms, from the late Kayla Mueller’s selfless dedication to improve the quality of life for others from Prescott across the world to Syria, to her parents Carl and Marsha’s dedication to saving others from her tragic fate. Our ROX Interview this issue is an emotional conversation with the Muellers.
We also spotlight the heroics of our public safety personnel from 911 dispatchers as “the first first responders” to police officers. And, we check in with some animal rescue volunteers.
Our Prescott Pioneer news section is filled with people and organizations putting major expansions in place as the new year approaches, covering the opening of Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s new outpatient wing, which will be able to serve up to 1,000 patients per day, and Yavapai College’s pursuit of the new possibility of offering four-year degrees. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is also in the planning process for major expansion and renovation.
In addition, the Center for the Future has achieved nonprofit status while attracting more firms to its business incubator/attractor space, and the Coalition for Compassion and Justice has begun construction of a 24-manufactured home community for those who have been homeless in Chino Valley. All these projects will help make Greater Prescott an even better place to live during 2022!
And I haven’t even gotten to the personal self-care of home, family, health and happiness covered in this issue. So we invite you all to curl up in your cozy homes this winter and dig in!
Publisher, Prescott LIVING Magazine
New Year, New Living