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La Paz/Mohave



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The La Paz/Mohave Region is defined as the combined area of the two counties, not including the lands belonging to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Hualapai Tribe and the Kaibab Paiute Tribe. The region does include the Arizona portion of the land belonging to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. The region covers about 16,700 square miles, with its northern end separated from the rest by the Grand Canyon. The communities of the region are diverse in population density and in demographics, and are often isolated by large areas of unpopulated land. People and services are concentrated in larger places in the region such as Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Parker.


The La Paz/Mohave Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Increasing public awareness and support for early childhood development 

First Things First Staff

Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Vijette Saari

Regional Director, La Paz/Mohave


Erin Taylor

Community Outreach Coordinator


Vanessa Sandoval

Program Coordination Specialist


Marie Megui

Administrative Assistant III - West Regjon


Kim Corbin

Administrative Assistant II- CRIT/La Paz/Mohave & Hualapai


Regional Office

1940 Mesquite Avenue, Suite E
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Region Stories — La Paz/Mohave More Stories from La Paz/Mohave

Grace Hecht is the La Paz/Mohave Champion for Young Children

Grace Hecht of Bullhead City has been selected as the 2021 First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region Champion for Young Children. The award is given to local…

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Professional development program in Lake Havasu City provides teacher opportunity to help grow babies’ brains

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The CDA is part of the Professional Development for Early Childhood Professionals Strategy funded by the FTF La Paz/Mohave Regional Council.

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Luis Hernandez is the 2020 La Paz/Mohave Region Champion

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Luis Hernandez of Lake Havasu City has been named the 2020 First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region Champion for Young Children.

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