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Arizona Game and Fish Commission honors Linda Morgan, Yuma Visitors Bureau

YUMA, ARIZONA – Linda Morgan and Yuma Visitors Bureau were honored recently by Arizona Game and Fish Commission as its business partners of the year for 2016. The award was presented by the AGFC vice chair, James B. Ammons, who is a third-generation Yuma native.
The award was one of 16 presented at a banquet in Phoenix Jan. 14 to honorees who were selected at the AGFC’s August meeting. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
"Because hunting, fishing, and watchable wildlife are major attractions for visitors to the Yuma area, I am truly honored to receive this award," Morgan said. "We value our close working relationship with Arizona Game & Fish and will continue to support its mission going forward."

AGFC establishes policy for the management, preservation, and harvest of wildlife, and makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as for safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations.
Morgan is the executive director of YVB, which has worked with AGFC on a variety of programs to promote fishing, hunting, watchable wildlife, and wildlife conservation. Ammons was appointed to a five-year term on AGFC in 2014 by Governor Jan Brewer.

AGFC has presented awards annually since 1991, with a total of 361 recipients having been recognized since the inception of the awards.


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:

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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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