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The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is governed by a Board of Directors elected at the annual members meeting in January. The Board of Directors has developed the following objectives to guide the development of our Strategic Plan:

  • To promote the maintenance and expansion of the VVAC
  • To promote the public's interest in archaeology and the museum
  • To promote the prevention of vandalism, pilfering of artifacts, and profiteering in any way from the sites of archaeological importance
  • To promote research pertaining to archaeology and to publish and make available the results of such research
Board of Directors

Directors  serve two year terms.  Officers are elected from the board members by the Board of Directors. Board members have a variety of responsibilities and sign an annual commitment to these responsibilities. The current board members are the following:

Cheri Meyerhofer, President
Dr. James Graceffa, Vice-President
Lynette Kovacovich, Secretary
Vacant, Treasurer
Roberto Ancis
Linda A. Guarino, PhD
James Hose
F. Dennison Shaw, Jr., PhD
Todd Stell
Kathryn Turney, M.A., M.L.S., RPA

Executive Director

Kenneth J. Zoll

Director Emeritus of Archaeology

Todd W. Bostwick, PhD, RPA

General Counsel

Joseph Montedonico, PLC

Advisory Council

Steve Ayers, Town of Camp Verde
Vincent Randall, Yavapai-Apache Nation Apache Cultural Director
Stewart Deats, EnviroSystems
Joshua Edwards, Cornerstone Environmental Consulting
Matt Gruebard, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument
Stewart Koyiyumptewa,Hopi Tribe
Peter Pilles, Coconino National Forest

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Consistent with this principle and applicable laws, the Center does not discriminate in offering access with respect to visitors and/or employees/volunteers on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, political affiliation, veteran’s status, marital status or sexual orientation. The Center’s nondiscrimination policy ensures that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

This policy applies to all activities of the Center, including but not limited to employment, selection of volunteers, and selecting vendors or consultants.

VVAC Application for Employment

Governing Documents

VVAC Articles of Incorporation (September 2, 2010)

IRS Nonprofit Charity Determination Letter (October 28, 2010)

VVAC Bylaws (as amended February 20, 2020)

VVAC Code of Ethics

VVAC Conflict of Interest Policy

VVAC Whistleblower Policy

VVAC Operations and Policy Manual

Strategic Plan 2015-2019

Annual Report and IRS Form 990

The Form 990 is an annual information return that the Center is required to file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It provides information on the Center's programs and finances. The Form 990 covers the period from January 1 of each year through December 31, coinciding with the Center's fiscal year. 2014 was the first year that the Center's finances required completion of Form 990 with appropriate Schedules. Prior to fiscal year 2014, the Center's gross revenues only required completion of the shorter Form 990EZ.

FY2014 IRS Form 990  - Calendar year 2014

FY2015 IRS Form 990  - Short nine-month year due to change in fiscal year from calendar year basis to Federal fiscal year basis

FY2016 IRS Form 990  - Full year October 2015 - September 2016

FY2017 IRS Form 990  - October 2016 - September 2017

FY2018 IRS Form 990  - October 2017 - September 2018

FY2019 IRS Form 990 - October 2018 - September 2019

GuideStar Participation

The VVAC recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. In order to be awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency, VVAC included basic contact information, financial information, and our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helping us more effectively share our story with the world.