Protect, Preserve, Promote – May 1 Newsletter

Hello, Friends and Neighbors!

I trust that you, your families, friends and community / neighbors are staying well, staying safe, and staying home as much as possible.

Many of you know that our campaign’s focus has been on organizing ways for me to hear and understand what matters to you. Early in March, however, in response to the global pandemic, we shifted our campaign focus to ways of helping community members throughout our Verde Valley Region.

I share some of those activities with you here, along with links to a video of community engagement and a recently published article on my candidacy.

Be sure to share your stories / activities with us so we may publish them in the “Community Conversations” section of our website and on our Facebook page. Remember, this is our campaign for local control and to “protect, preserve, and promote” the unique identity and lifestyle of our precious Verde Valley.

Cereal for “Meals on Wheels” and Masks for Safety

Team Michaels delivered donations of cereal to the Verde Valley Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels” program and distributed 130 handmade masks for community members. Click here to see and read more.

Photo: Donna Michaels (right) with Elaine Bremner (left), Executive Director of Verde Valley Senior Citizens’ Association, at the Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood.

Verde Sews

Verde Sews is a group of volunteers who’ve been assembling surgical gowns for our local medical professionals. Team Michaels donated sheets to that project. Find out how you may help / donate by clicking here to visit their Facebook page.

Donna delivering sheets to help supply Verde Sews

Yavapai-Apache Nation

The Yavapai-Apache Nation has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Tom Coultas and Jack Van Rixel of Team Michaels continue to provide masks to help safeguard that community.

Donna Michaels (right) delivering masks to Trudy Clark (left), outside the Yavapai-Apache Nation Medical Clinic

Verde Valley Agriculture: “A Cornucopia of Plenty”

As part of her “Community Conversations”, Donna hosted Zach Wolfe of Plowing Ahead Ranch in Camp Verde, AZ ( and Jane Davie, manager of the Verde Valley Farmer’s Market ( for an Earth Day 2020 discussion on Verde Valley agriculture and the proposed Verde Connect project. Hava Derby moderates the discussion.

Click here or on the title image above to watch the video. While there, please subscribe to the campaign’s YouTube channel and stay in touch for future conversations.


Dr. Donna Michaels wants to Reinvigorate the Rural Verde Valley for the Twenty First-Century

Author David Gordon recently contacted Donna for an interview about her candidacy, the office, her background, and her position on a wide range of issues. The article has been published to Blog for Arizona. Click here for the article.

Donna Michaels asking residents: “What matters to YOU?”

Officially on the Ballot!

Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who signed my petition, ensuring that restoring local control across our beautiful Verde Valley and a promise to “Protect, Preserve, and Promote” is officially a choice for Yavapai County voters in 2020!

Election Information: Important Dates

Last day to Register to Vote: October 5, 2020
First day for Voter Registration to mail out ballots: October 7, 2020
First day to vote early in person: October 7, 2020
Last day to request a ballot by mail: October 23, 2020
Last day to vote early in person: October 30, 2020
General Election: November 3, 2020


Stay safe, stay healthy, and please stay socially connected with family, friends, and neighbors as you remain “physically distanced”

Your candidate,

Please help our campaign to restore local control and to “Protect, Preserve, and Promote” our Verde Valley by telling at least 5 people you know about Donna Michaels and her candidacy for Yavapai County Supervisor of District 3 (covering the Bridgeport, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Perkinsville, Sedona, Verde Santa Fe, Verde Village, and Village of Oak Creek communities). The easiest way to spread the word is to share our web address: 
Thank you for your support!
©2023 | Designed and Developed by Myss Miranda