Don Packard is a 14-year resident of Prescott Valley. He was raised on a
farm in northern Missouri. Joining the Air Force in 1961, he served 20
years with service in numerous stations, stateside and abroad. After
retiring in 1981, (MSG Ret), Don spent 20 years working in the
telecommunications industry in Alaska, and Atlanta, GA.
Moving to Arizona in 2000, Don continued to work for AT&T Wireless
as a Battery Plant Engineer until he was offered either a move or a
retirement in 2002. Choosing the retirement option, Don then had an
opportunity to work locally as a Congressional liaison until he retired
again in December 2008.
Since his retirement, Don has devoted his energy to volunteerism. He has
been the Wednesday morning information desk volunteer at the Prescott
VA Hospital for 16 years, giving more than 4,000 hours. He and his two
certified therapy dogs, Jake and Sailor, visit patients and staff at
Yavapai Regional Medical Center, the VA Hospital and Family Home Hospice
folks. Don has volunteered with the Town’s Good Works program,
graduated from the second class of the Citizens Academy and has served
on the Municipal Property Commission since 2012.
Don is a member of the American Legion Post 140 and is a life member of
the VFW (Vietnam, 1966). He serves on the VA Hospital Veteran Training
Committee. He is a member of the PV Chamber of Commerce, the Prescott
Valley Economic Development Foundation, serves on the Board of the
Prescott Valley Historical Society and is an Usher and member of St.
As a councilmember, Don's goal is to keep Prescott Valley moving forward in a positive direction.