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A Message from Our Mayor

Dear Yuma area business owners,


As we face economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yuma business community is stepping up to help each other get through this.  The President and Congress have enacted the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 (CARES Act) to aid economic struggles. It focuses the business response through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and banks to expedite the infusion of aid into the economy. 


In an effort to help the Yuma area, many have stepped up with contributions of their time and expertise.  Local public accounting firm Misenhimer, Aivazian & Tennant is one such example.  They aggregated and created a packet of guiding documents for all Yuma-areas businesses, which are attached to this email for your use. 


It includes information from the Department of Labor and SBA on key things like navigating assistance for sick leave, disaster loans, and paycheck protection program.


These are unprecedented times and we must come together to face critical hardships caused by the coronavirus as a community.  I want to thank Misenhimer, Aivazian & Tennant and the other businesses and groups in the Yuma community who are stepping up to meet the needs of Yuma. Please share the attachments in this email with other business owners in our community who may benefit from it.


Take care of yourselves, stay safe and healthy. #YumaStrong


Douglas Nicholls,

Mayor of Yuma

The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:

Around & about - a quick Yuma overview

Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride

Last link in river restoration under way


Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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