From left: Yavapai College District Governing Board Chair, Ms. Deb McCasland, Mr. Steve Bracety,
Mr. Tim Carter, Yavapai County Schools Superintendent
Photo courtesy of Yavapai College
Steve Bracety, a longtime Prescott resident and community leader, was sworn in as the newest member of the Yavapai College District Governing Board (YCDGB) by Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter.
Bracety officially began his term Jan. 1 and will represent District 5 through 2026. He was appointed following former board member Mitch Padilla’s resignation after Padilla’s election as Justice of the Peace in Prescott.
Bracety and his family have been Prescott residents for 18 years. He has served for years as vice president of operations and talent for the Grace Hospitality Group, which includes being general manager for the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.
Bracety said in accepting the appointment: “It is an honor to be appointed to represent District 5 in the Yavapai College District Governing Board. I believe strongly in the value of higher education and have a passion for public service. Yavapai College is critical for our communities’ growth. I look forward to serving on the governing board.”
He was chosen from among three candidates recommended from District 5, which includes Castle, Diamond Valley, Glassford, Groom Creek, Horseshoe, Lynx Creek, Mountain View, Prescott Valley 1/Navajo, Prescott Valley 2, Pronghorn View, Roundup, Superstition and Yavapai Hills.
Bracety earned a bachelor of science degree from Buffalo State College, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife have a daughter who attends Northern Arizona University.
McCasland renamed to YCDGB
Returning to the five-member YC District Governing Board was Deb McCasland. She continues to represent District 2 after running unopposed in the November general election. McCasland, current chair of the board, will serve through 2028.
The District Governing Board develops policies that control operations of the college, holds the college accountable for its operating procedures and monitors such processes as the budget.
More information about the Yavapai College Governing Board is online at www.yc.edu/v6/district-governing-board.