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Governance

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:

Dr. James Graceffa, President
Kimberly Spurr, M.A., RPA, Vice-President
Lynette Kovacovich, Secretary
Robert Whiting, Treasurer
Thomas Burris
Kate Compton-Gore, M.A.
Keith Greiner
Linda A. Guarino, PhD
Bud Henderson
F. Dennison Shaw, Jr., PhD
Lee Silver, M.Ed.
RJ Smith
John Ward

Executive Director

Kenneth J. Zoll, MBA

Director 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
Stewart Deats, EnviroSystems
Joshua Edwards, Cornerstone Environmental Consulting

Matt Gruebard, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument
Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, 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.

Governing Documents

VVAC Articles of Incorporation (September 2, 2010)

IRS Nonprofit Charity Determination Letter (October 28, 2010)

VVAC Bylaws (as amended June 19,2013)

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.

2014 IRS Form 990  (15.8MB)

2015 IRS Form 990 (15.7MB) - Short nine-month year due to change in fiscal year from calendar year basis to Federal fiscal year basis.


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.