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Yuma County has 23 boards and commissions made up of County residents who have volunteered their services to the community.  We invite you to consider serving as well.  This is your chance to help shape Yuma County's future!

Any person who lives within Yuma County limits may serve on a board or commission.  Several boards of a more technical nature require one or more members to have specific technical expertise.  In order to be considered for a board or commission, an application must be picked up sent to the Yuma County Administrator Office, 198 S. Main Street, Yuma Az. You can also request an application by calling  (928) 373-1010 or email Yuma County Administration cindy.joslin@yumacountyaz.gov . 

When an opening occurs due to resignation or term expiration, the County appoints an individual from the list of applications on file in the County Administration Office.  The individual is selected based on education, work experience and civic involvement as listed on the application.  Formal appointment occurs at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Board and Commission
No. NAME No. of
Members

Term

(Years)

Meeting Day of the month/board OBLIGATIONS

1 Airport Authority

14

3

Second Tuesday of every month.    The purpose of operating public airports, leasing the airports from the city or county,. Once the corporation is formed and the airport is functional, the airport authority acts as a public body and agency of the county.
2

Board of Adjustment

5

4

Third Tuesday of every month.  The Board of Adjustment interprets the zoning ordinance when disputes arise as to its administration, considers variances from zoning ordinance standards, and considers appeals of interpretations by the Planning Director.
3 Building Code Advisory

5

4

Meetings are held on an as needed basis.  This Board determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, and provides reasonable interpretations of the building code.
4

Correction Officers

Retirement Plan

5


The board members generally serve as a review board.  They review retirement applications for detention officers providing verification that the retiree has met all necessary requirements of retirement.  They approve or deny the requests, including applications of individuals seeking physical and mental disability.
5 Co-op Extension
U of A

7

2

The Board is responsible for vegetable production and, more specifically, apply agricultural production practices that utilize advanced ag technologies.  Provides leadership and outreach in the areas of vegetable production and cutting-edge precision agricultural techniques that provide more uniform cropping patterns and subsequent yields.
6 Fire Code of Appeals

5

4

Meetings are held on an as need basis.  The Board determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and hears appeals of orders, decisions or interpretations made by the Fire Code Official.
7 Flood Control

7    

5

The advisory board studies the flood control, floodplain regulations, drainage and water conversion needs of the district, advise the Board of Supervisors as requested and may submit to the Board reports and recommendations relating to such studies, but the recommendations are advisory only.
8

Greater Yuma Economic

Development Corporation (GYEDC)

18

 

Governed by a dedicated group of community leaders who subscribe to a better future for Yuma County. The 18-member board is comprised of private sector investors and key government leaders in the Yuma region who assist with policy making and are active in our communities as ambassadors of our programs and priorities.

9 Greater Yuma Port Authority (GYPA)

8

5

The sole purpose of this board is to promote and develop the new port district and to ensure the economic wellness of the Yuma County region.
10 Industrial Development
Authority (IDA)

5

6

One annual meeting.  Promote industry and develop trade in Yuma County areas.
11 Library District Board of Trustees

9

3

Trustees meet on the second Tuesday of each month.  They recommend library policy to the Yuma County Free Library District Board of Directors.  Their primary function is to promote the development and improvement of library services.
12 Local Emergency Planning Committee

39

3

The commission shall designate emergency planning districts to facilitate preparing and implementing district emergency plans. 
13
Planning & Zoning Commission

10

4

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  The commission acts in advisory capacity to the board and makes reports or recommendations in connection with any matter relating to the development of the County under the jurisdiction of the board. 
14 Western Arizona Council
of Governments (WACOG)-Executive

16

When each official's term in public office expires, and they are NOT re elected, their term on this Exec Board ends. If continually re elected, their terms continue until such time that they lose an election. This Executive Board is the policy making body of WACOG. They oversee the general operations/funding, etc. of WACOG programs. They receive recommendations from WACOG Boards (the Regional Council on Aging and the Advisory Council, etc.) on how to distribute grant funds for WACOG programs, and they are the body that makes the final decision on fund distributions, etc.
15 Western Arizona Council
of Governments (WACOG)-Management

12


Meet: 1st Friday of the Month, and mandated to meet once quarterly.  Prioritize social service programs and make recommendations to the WACOG Executive Board (entity that makes final decisions) on how to distribute social service block grant funds received in Yuma County
16 Yuma County Employee Benefit
Trust (YCEBT)

 5

3


17   
Yuma County Merit Award Systems Board

5

1


18 Yuma County Water Users Association

10



19

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public

Transportation Authority (YCIPTA)

9

5

Meet once a month.  Coordination of public transportation services, and designing, operating and maintaining a transportation system to meet regional needs in Yuma County.
20 Yuma Convention & Visitors Bureau

12



21 Yuma Metropolitan Planning
Organization (YMPO)

10


Meets second Thursday of each month.   The Board acts as a policy body coordinating and receiving transportation planning, with implementation of related activities within the overall regional comprehensive planning process.
22 Workforce Investment Board (YPIC)

27



 

 

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