City of Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls


Phone: (928) 373-5002
Fax: (928) 373-5004


Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls was elected by the citizens of Yuma to be in the Office of Mayor beginning January 1st, 2014. He was raised in Yuma and attended Yuma High School. In 1994, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Arizona State University and continued post-baccalaureate studies in Transportation Engineering. After graduation, he remained in the Phoenix area working for international engineering firms. He married his high school sweetheart, Danette, in 1995. They have grown their family to include four children.

Since entering office, Mayor Nicholls is spearheading many efforts to improve and grow our community. His efforts include the campaign to increase civic pride and tell the Yuma story in the United For Yuma campaign.  He also leads efforts to develop economic development advancements throughout the greater Yuma community through enhanced regional coordination and the 4FrontED coalition to work with the partners within Yuma County and our neighboring cities in Mexico. The effort addresses tourism, education and job creation.  Most recently, his vision for higher education in Yuma in the University of Yuma Campus concept is invigorating the discussion and planning for greater higher education in Yuma.

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