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Search Re-Opens For New YNCHA Director

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is starting over in its search for a successor to current Executive Director

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area has re-opened its application process for a successor to current Executive Director, Charles Flynn, who will be retiring in 2018.  This action was necessitated when the top candidate withdrew his acceptance of the position.

“We are disappointed that Pat Barber has decided to remain at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, but we understand his deep commitment to that organization, to which he has devoted more than 20 years of his career”, says Tom Rushin,  the Board’s Transition Coordinator.

Applications are due by close of business, May 15, 2018.  In the interim, Charles Flynn has agreed to stay on to help in the recruitment and mentoring process.

A position description, job announcement, and instructions on how to apply are now posted on the Heritage Area website While a nationwide search is being undertaken, qualified community candidates are encouraged to apply.

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."

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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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