Welcome from the City Administrator
We want to welcome all of you to our great city along with the complete overhaul of our City of Yuma Website. We believe it will provide you with the information you are looking for while being user friendly and easier to access information. Whether you’re looking to find out information about our City, City Staff, moving to Yuma, looking to visit, or wanting to join our team; we think it will assist you. Nothing replaces a personal touch, so if you can’t find it here give us a call or come see us. On the phone or face to face, we are ready to assist you however we can.
If you are looking to relocate a business to Yuma we work hand in hand with a very active local Yuma Chamber of Commerce and pride ourselves in being a very business friendly community, lowering fees and providing incentives to new commercial businesses that choose Yuma.
Local businesses are our partners and we look for ways to assist them where ever we can. In Yuma, we are known across the country for our partnering and team work. We pitch in to help each other. Our biggest community asset is our people and workforce. If you are looking to start a business here to take advantage of our great workforce and low overall costs we are always ready to assist.
I first came to Yuma to work in 1980 with the Marine Corps. After marrying my wife, my family and I were fortunate enough to be stationed here in 1986 for five years. Then again in 1996 for another five years before retiring from the Marine Corps and joining the City team in the Information Technology Department. Then in 2010 I moved into my current position. Yuma has been a fantastic place to raise our children and now grandchildren. While growing, Yuma has kept the friendliness of a small town, but having the amenities of a big city. We have fantastic recreation opportunities and sports programs along with parks, hunting, fishing and boating. Off-roading is big here in the desert or nearby mountains or sand dunes giving your family a long list of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. We have nearly 365 days of sunshine every year making Yuma a great place to raise your family or escape the cold for a winter visit.
If you are looking for a great place to start or relocate your business; be able to serve several large metropolitan areas, lower your taxes, lower employee costs with new incentive packages and want to be in a City with a 'can-do' attitude…give me a call directly at (928) 373-5011.
Deputy City Administrator
Deputy City Administrator, Ricky Rinehart
As Deputy City Administrator, Ricky Rinehart brings nearly 30 years of private sector experience and a businessman's perspective to City of Yuma administration. He started with the City of Yuma in February of 2012 as the Operations Administrator and was named Deputy City Administrator in August 2013. A Yuma native, Ricky held numerous Management positions for various Cable Operators within the Yuma area with his last postion being Time Warner Cable’s Southwest Area Manager.
"There is no better place to find the quality of life that you deserve than right here in Yuma Arizona. If you’re from out of town, I encourage staying a day or two and seeing what Yuma has to offer. If you’re a local, then spread the good news and if you’re ever by City Hall, please stop by and say hello. "
To contact Deputy City Administrator Ricky Rinehart, call (928) 373-5011.
The City of Yuma’s Office of Economic Development is taking a proactive approach to better address the increased demands and challenges facing our local businesses by shifting resources and time in order to enhance outreach and ombudsman services.