Mayor Doug Nicholls

Final 'community conversation' with Mayor Doug Nicholls to take place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Yuma Readiness Center.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls will be hosting his last “Community Conversation with the Mayor” for residents living east of Avenue 4E at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Yuma Readiness Center located at Araby Road and 24th Street.

The purpose is to offer residents the opportunity to talk with Nicholls in their neighborhood at a time that is more accessible and in an informal setting.

“Actively listening to the community’s input is key to being able to serve the community to the best of my ability,” Nicholls said. “I appreciate those who email, call and come to City Council meetings. I hope to reach all parts of the community to connect with residents of all ages, occupations and neighborhoods.”

The community will have the opportunity to ask questions, openly discuss how to make the Yuma community better, and engage in conversations with the mayor about any issue critical to their neighborhood or community.

Nicholls explained that these “community conversations” stemmed from discussions with Yuma residents who expressed hesitation with speaking at a City Council meeting, where they would be on camera.

Comment cards will be available at the meetings for residents who would like to ask a question or leave feedback without having to speak publicly. 

Translating assistance for Spanish speakers will be available.

Residents unable to attend the meeting may contact the mayor at

Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator Lucy Valencia via email at

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