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The Mayor’s Commission on Well Being works to create happier and healthier lives for citizens in our community by increasing access to services, opportunities and education that improve overall well being. The Commission consists of nine members that meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Council Chambers.

Commission on Well-Being Members

John Murphy, Commission Chair, founded “Make 100 Healthy” to educate and motivate people to take tangible actions to increase their wellbeing as they age. He encourages folks to garden and eat wholesome foods.

Peg Travers, Commission Vice-Chair, is a retired RN, Meditation teacher and founder of Prescott Pickleball Association. Peg serves as Chair of Prescott’s Advisory Board for Parks & Recreation.

Kristy Everson and her husband own and operate Mandalay Homes. A student at Prescott College, Kristy is passionate about the environment and leads the City’s Granite Creek Corridor Restoration Project.

Terri Farneti is Program Coordinator of Public Health for Yavapai County Health Services. She is the Public Information Officer for Yavapai County Health and leads the county’s Community Health Improvement Partnership quarterly meetings with over 50 health partners.

Cecelia Jernegan is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Forest Villas Hotel. She has been involved in many nonprofits over the past 25 years in the Prescott region, networking and connecting people and resources.

Vickie Johnston is the owner and manager of H2O Health at Gateway Mall. She has traveled to over 25 countries researching water and food while teaching others how to obtain and maintain good health.

Lori Kennedy is the Communications Coordinator for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years and is an active participant in the explosive growth of the health and wellness industry. 

Bonnie McMinn is a Certified Pilates, Posture and NeuroKineticTherapy Instructor. A sales and marketing professional for over 30 years, Bonnie is involved in the League of Women Voters, Southwest Wine Center and the Hungry Kids Project.

Kelly Tolbert, Commission Staff Liaison, is the City’s Parks & Recreation Coordinator. She has her Masters in Recreation and Tourism and is passionate about good nutrition and outdoor opportunities for excellent health. 

Dr. Billie Orr, Commission Council Liaison, is Prescott’s Mayor Pro Tem. She is committed to facilitating opportunities for citizens to be connected to a community of well-being. Billie serves on the boards of YBBBS, Western Heritage Center, the Phippen Museum, Read On Prescott, RWOP and Arizona Town Hall.