On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors declared the week of October 16-20th as Mediation week. Along with the Board of Supervisors, Heather Seets, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program Manager AZ Superior Court in Yavapai County was on hand to receive the proclamation.“We are so appreciative that the Board of Supervisors has made this proclamation," Seets said. "Our amazing mediators have helped people navigate the areas of dissolution of marriage, civil disputes, landlord/tenant, neighborhood disputes as well as victim-offender mediation."
The mediation programs in Yavapai County have been around for almost 20 years and between the Superior Court and Prescott Justice Court have helped thousands of Yavapai County residents resolve their disputes.
“As a former expert witness for the constitution industry and now a country supervisor I've been involved with many court cases," Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Thomas Thurman said. "Mediation is always the best route not just for costs but time-saving and to reduce stress on the courts is a huge benefit the mediators provide.
Seets concluded by saying, “I am so proud of the mediators in this County and the fact that their professional skills as well as their dedication to the process of mediation has led to not only thousands of dollars saved in court services and trial time, but most importantly has led to healed relationships and a more civilized community. We are very fortunate in Yavapai County to have such strong support for mediation from our Judges, the local Bar Association and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors."