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    Welcome to the Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA).

    The Prescott Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) is proud to be a local affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.


    Local Human Resource professionals from some of the larger employers in the Prescott area began meeting as an informal group in 1986. This group was known as the Prescott Personnel Group and continued to meet until 1990. They disbanded for a few years, then in 1994 expanded the membership and became known as the Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA).

    In September 2002, the group became the sixth chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in Arizona (AZSHRM). This affiliation brings a more global perspective to Human Resources issues and provides members with additional resources.

    Current membership represents Human Resource practitioners from major businesses and small organizations across Yavapai county. Members are professionals from diverse industries including government, higher education, health care, service, distribution, and manufacturing. It is anticipated that membership will continue to grow along with the ever-changing Quad-City community.



    In 2019, PAHRA will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. In January the meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15.
    •        January 15
    •        March 13
    •        May 8
    •        July 10
    •        Sept 27 - Hot Topics in the Cool Pines Conference
    •        Nov 13

    Meetings will be held at the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room . 

    7401 E Civic Cir, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314