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
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.