Mayor’s Commission on ECHO
The Mayor’s Commission on ECHO was established April 2018 by Mayor Greg Mengarelli. The role and process of the Committee consists of the following: Purpose – to improve and highlight the City’s unique and outstanding Ecological, Cultural, Historical, and Outdoors attributes. Goals – to provide environmental/ecological, cultural, historical/heritage, and outdoor recreational facilities; to preserve significant archaeological or historic resources; and develop, enhance, and promote heritage tourism opportunities, experiences, and resources; to foster public memory and community identity by promoting and providing access to destinations and experiences associated with past events, peoples, and places within the City of Prescott; to provide high quality, user oriented outdoor recreational opportunities including access to the Prescott National Forest; and to improve the quality of life for Prescott’s citizens and visitors by providing access to the cultural arts, increase cultural based tourism, and encourage redevelopment and revitalization of downtown through the provision of cultural arts facilities. Objectives – to identify current ECHO resources and those that could be developed; to identify and contact local groups with common goals or interests; to demonstrate positive impacts, including economic, the ECHO resources contribute to the City; and to research best practices and identify ways the City can support local groups through grants or cooperative agreements. The Commission meets monthly as needed.