Mayor Kell Palguta
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Mayor Kell PalgutaCelebrity Dancer
Mayor Kell Palguta moved to Prescott Valley from a small town in Maine in 1996. In 1998 Kell began his career in public service as a Police Officer for the Town of Prescott Valley. Kell is a first generation college graduate in his family by obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University and his Master’s Degree from New Mexico State University. After retiring as a Police Officer, Kell continued his service to the community at Yavapai College instructing Criminal Justice classes since 2004. Kell has been an active volunteer in the past acting as Prescott Valley Little League President and a coach of youth sports for the past 8 years. Kell is also known to be seen volunteering at the Yavapai County Food Bank in Prescott Valley. Kell was elected Mayor of Prescott Valley in August 2018 and sworn in on January 10th 2019. Kell takes great pride being elected the youngest Mayor in Yavapai County and knowing that the good citizens of Prescott Valley elected and trusted him to lead the community into the future. Kell strongly believes in supporting and empowering the youth of our community and doing everything possible to ensure a successful path in life to all of the community’s youth. Kell recognizes the importance of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yavapai County and what they do on a daily basis for families in our community. Kell is most proud to be married to his is biggest supporter, Aubrey and to be called, Dad, to 4 year old twins and 10 year old son, Memphis, Emma Jo and Lincoln. Despite Kell’s complete lack of dancing skills, Kell hopes to make up for it with his desire and passion to help raise as much money possible for such a great organization such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona. Finally, Kell hopes that his performance with dancing partner, Jamie Procknow, will bring a smile to the faces of the audience and even a glimmer of hope to those like Kell with no dancing skills or rhythm…..
Jamie was born and raised in Central Illinois. On a vacation to Arizona Jamie fell in love with Prescott, Arizona. She took action quickly to relocate to the land she was so drawn to. Since 2001, she has called Yavapai County “Home”. Jamie has occupied many roles in this community and in life. Many know her for her work in non-profits. She has been a part of several non-profit initiatives through the years but her emphasis has always been on serving children. Her most notable work has been in the realm of foster care, adoption and orphan care. Jamie works with local, national and global organizations to advocate and care for children. For the last seventeen years, Jamie and her husband have owned and operated Custom Water Creations, a swimming pool and spa construction company in Yavapai County. Certified in many different fitness formats, Jamie shares her enthusiasm for movement and fitness with her community by teaching regular classes at the YMCA, and Intentions Studio as well as helping occasionally at other gyms and studios throughout the community. But it’s the title of “Mom” that Jamie holds most dear and which certainly keeps her most busy. She and her husband have eight children ranging in ages from eleven to twenty-eight. She cites her children as being her greatest motivators to live each day with an intentionality to pour out love abundantly in whatever place or circumstance she finds herself. Jamie considers herself a late bloomer as she is new to dance and choreography. She has received instruction in multiple dance formats in multiple dance facilities but all in recent years. This will be Jamie’s second year participating in DFTS. She sees immense value in having such an incredible program as the Central AZ Boys and Girls Clubs, and hopes to bring the zeal she has for their cause to her dance efforts for the event.