PVCA officers

Prescott Valley Citizens Alliance was formed in 2023 to amplify the concerns of the community.  

PVCA consists of concerned citizens with wide ranging interests and backgrounds who have all come together to focus on one common goal.  Prescott Valley Citizens Alliance envisions a quality future for Prescott Valley that is environmentally desirable and a place where residents are respected, can prosper, and openly engage in local government.

Meet the Officers of Prescott Valley Citizens Alliance

Isabel Cerecedes, Chairwoman

Isabel has been an Arizona resident for over 60 years. Her family moved to Prescott Valley in 2009. She is one of the original founders of Prescott Valley Citizens Alliance (PVCA) and is grounded in the merits of leadership, collaboration, community involvement, and good governance. Beginning at an early age she was community service minded, volunteering at her church, as a Girl Scout leader for underprivileged girls, raising funds for United Way community service fund drives and local non-profit agencies. 

Isabel graduated from the Prescott Valley Citizens Academy and the Police Citizens Academy, served on the PV Police Advisory Board and the Glassford Dells Regional Park steering committee. 

Isabel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and graduated from the ASU Hispanic Leadership Institute. She served 33 years with various government agencies and departments within the City of Phoenix, including; Police, Water Management Services, Human Resources, and Housing. 

Isabel was nominated for and received the coveted and prestigious Phoenix City Manager’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, as well as various other departmental achievement awards, and received multiple financial awards for productivity improvement accomplishments. 

She managed operating budgets and Wastewater CIP billion-dollar, multi-year project plans and cost allocations associated with multi-city Sub-regional Operating groups (SROG). She was liaison to the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA). Isabel also worked for Yavapai County Adult Probation in a Supervisory capacity earning ACJIS certification.

She served on American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) boards as well as being an active member in the Arizona chapter of International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Isabel is married to Felipe; a US Marine combat veteran who served in Vietnam and several years in the US Marine Reserves. He is a retired government employee. They enjoy traveling, fishing, visiting national parks, the outdoors, hiking, and visiting with family and friends.

tim ernster, treasurer

Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. He received his Masters degree from Arizona State University in Public Administration.

Tim served for 39 years in local government management in Arizona, working in six different Arizona communities: Scottsdale; Tempe; Glendale; Lake Havasu City; Bullhead City; and, Sedona. He served as city manager in three of those communities, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Sedona.

Tim was a member of the adjunct faculty at Arizona State University from 1993 until 2020, facilitating courses in applied public management. He is a past president of the Sedona Rotary Club, and a current vice president of the Prescott Noon Lions Club. He is one of the founding members of the Prescott Interfaith Climate Action Team, and a member of Raising Voices For Justice, a faith-based social justice group in Prescott.

Tim also serves on the board of directors of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) and has been a member of that organization since 2019. He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Prescott. He and his wife Vicky have lived in the Prescott/Prescott Valley area since March 2018.