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The Mission of the City of Yuma City Council is to be fiscally accountable and achieve results that advance the City's interest. It is essential to safeguard the health, cleanliness,and safety of the community in ways that reflect the wants and needs of the people who live, work and visit Yuma. We must create jobs and improve the quality of education for Yuma's children and adults. We must also pursue opportunities to accelerate and expand the economic vitality of Yuma's business community and neighborhoods.

Yuma City Council

Mayor Ron Swehla
r.swehla@yumacolo.org

I sold my business in California and moved to Yuma in the mid 80s to operate Yuma Custom meats which I had purchased. I met and married my wife, Susie Eastin. I enjoyed operating the business for approximately 10 years, until some health issues convinced me to find a new career. I served on the council for four years in the early 90s.
I went to work for Alliance Farms/Farmland in the swine industry and became Production Manager / Environmental Manager for Colorado operations. During this I had the opportunity to be involved in the writing of the Air and Water regulations for the Swine industry in the State of Colorado along with Air and Water divisions of the State and the other swine operations. I had the pleasure of being on the board of directors for the Colorado Livestock Association.
After Alliance Farms sold I finished my career with Seaboard Foods Swine Division as the Environmental Specialist for Colorado until I retired in 2011. During this time I spent time as the president of the Colorado Pork Council .
I once again became part of the Yuma City Council November 19, 2013 and have been Mayor for approximately the last 4 years. Yuma is a fantastic place to live. I chose Yuma in the 80s because the City was very progressive and had and still has a great potential for the future. I am honored and proud to be your Mayor and a citizen of Yuma. 
 
Marc Shay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m.shay@yumacolo.org
 

My wife and I moved to Yuma 25 years ago to re-establish the sugar beet industry in Northeast Colorado and Southwest Nebraska. We were given the opportunity to live anywhere in the region.  Yuma was our choice as the best city in the region. After retirement, we chose to stay in Yuma.

I grew up on a farm and ranch in Montana attending Montana State University earning a Bachelor's of Science and Agriculture Education.  Upon graduation from college, I entered the workforce in the Ag Industry.  After working in agriculture for 43 years, I retired only to start a second career in public transportation with County Express working as a driver and then as the Yuma Hub supervisor. After 8 + years, I retired again.  Also during this period, I served on the farm show committee and board of directors at the Irrigation Research Foundation.

While working in Nebraska, the opportunity was afforded to me to serve on a city council and I became a volunteer firefighter. When certification became available, I became a certified Firefighter I. This journey also led me to become a part-time fire instructor for the Nebraska Fire Services. My firefighting career along with being an EMT spanned 36 years. Between my wife and I, we have six children and five grandchildren spread throughout the country from Washington State to North Carolina and points in between.

As was mentioned above, Yuma is the best city in the region, and my belief is the best way to maintain that is to progress moving ahead while protecting our resources. 

 

Dan Baucke
Terri Frame
t.frame@yumacolo.org

I was born and raised in Wray, Colorado.  After graduating Wray High School, I attended and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.  While in college, I worked for a CPA firm as a staff accountant and performed fieldwork on audits of municipalities, counties, schools, hospitals, nonprofits, and special districts.  I became a CPA in 2006 and opened my own CPA firm in Yuma in 2013.  Currently, my fiancé Erick and I, operate agricultural based businesses in Colorado and Kansas.
I moved to Yuma in 2004 to raise my children.  I have a 20 year old daughter, Grace, who is attending Grand Canyon University and double majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education.  She has hopes to teach in Northeastern Colorado when she graduates.  I also have a 17 year old son, Jack, who is a junior at Yuma High School.  Jack enjoys participating in high school football and golf.
I come from a large family of five daughters.  We are a close family and enjoy spending time together traveling and getting together for holidays and birthdays.  My mom still lives in Wray and you will often find our family all together, all 20+ of us, at my mom’s house.
I feel very fortunate to have been raised in a rural community. Yuma is not only a wonderful place to raise my children but also a great city to continue the next generation.  I hope that my children return to Yuma to start their careers and families. Yuma has an exciting future and I want to see the City of Yuma grow and prosper.
Tim McClung
t.mcclung@yumacolo.org

I was born and raised here in Yuma, Colorado, graduating from Yuma High School in 1969. I went on to the Northwest Kansas Technical College graduating in 1971 with a degree in Engineering Technology. I also attended Regis University where I majored in Business Administration and minored in Management Information Systems.
I began my professional career in field of civil engineering eventually becoming a project manager at Black & Veatch and then a department manager at CH2M Hill Engineers. One of the projects that I managed and am most proud of was as Chief Resident Engineer of the Aurora Dam project.
In 1992 I founded my first of five business, Columbine Engineering Management Group a civil engineering and land surveying company.
Prior to my current business, Wise Choices Insurance Services – Tim McClung Agency, I founded businesses in the fields of civil engineering and land surveying, information technology, telecommunications and software development. My endeavors have received local and national recognition including a 1999 feature article in Colorado Biz Magazine, The Journal, and The Advisor to mention a few.
My wife of 50-years, Kathy, and I have 3 adult children, two sons, a daughter; three cats, and six grandchildren. I have always been active in the community having served as president of the Adams 50 School Board, Westminster Planning Commission, Northwest Area Transportation Corridor Committee Chair, golf club, chambers of commerce and many other organizations, boards and commissions.  I am a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and I enjoy golf, hiking, fishing and arrowhead hunting.
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City Council 5.3.22
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