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YuCount Community Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2018

Post Date:08/31/2018 4:00 PM

Looking for a Job?  Yuma County and Arizona At Work are having a Job Fair on October 3, 2018, at the Yuma Civic and Convention Center.  

We will have several vendors for you to choose and pick the locations of where you want to apply.  So get your resumes ready and head on over.

Click on the video to find out the details or you can call Yuma County Human Resources for more information at (928) 373-1013.
Do you still have mosquitos lingering around in your yard?  Take a few minutes to watch this video to get informed of ways you can prevent mosquitos from reproducing in your home and back yard.

For more information regarding mosquitos you can call Yuma County Health District Vector Control @ (982) 317-4584.
Yuma County Public Works consist of several divisions. The Largest division is the Highway Maintenance Division, then we have the Solid Waste Operations, Fleet Management,  Improvements District, and Parks and Recreation Division.

Click on the video to see exactly what each division is specialized on.

For further information regarding Yuma County Public Works you can call (928) 341-2500.


On August 9, 2018,  the Yuma County Housing Department’s staff member, Matias Montijo, was among the ten (10) awardees recognized throughout the State with the 2018 AZ Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (AZ NAHRO) and AZ Housing Director’s Association (AHADA) Awards of Excellence.  The awards encourage, support and reward professionalism and integrity for those programs and individuals dedicated to developing, promoting and administering community development and housing programs in Arizona.
Matias was awarded the Employee of the Year - Maintenance Division.  Yuma County Housing Department Director, Gloria Mallek, nominated Matias under this category for demonstrating excellence in the performance of duties with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, demonstrating courtesy, concern, responsiveness, and dedication in the Public Housing maintenance division.  Ms. Mallek further wrote - “Matias' worth and value to this department extends beyond his technical competence.  The most notable example of this is his dedication to duty and his availability in providing the best possible customer service after business hours.  Throughout this year, the housing department’s maintenance division has undergone manpower shortage.  At times, Matias would be the only maintenance staff available.  Very few weekends pass without him being called in for emergency work orders.  Matias performed these duties in an exceptional manner and managed to complete more routine work orders than usual in short turn around days.  Despite not having been to formal schooling, Matias is able to comprehend and master the maintenance requirements of this department, as well as find time to become personally involved in resolving difficult maintenance problems through self-study and on-the-job training.  He is extremely perceptive and hardworking, takes charge and makes positive things happen”.  

Every three (3) months, the Housing Department holds a quarterly staff meeting.  One of the highlights of this meeting is awarding a housing employee as the Employee of the Quarter. This award recognizes an employee for an exemplary performance of day-to-day duties and an outstanding customer service. The staff are asked by the housing director to submit a nomination describing how the nominee met the award criteria covering the 3-month period.  In July 2018, Veronica Garcia was selected by the Housing Director, Gloria Mallek as the July 2018 Employee of the Quarter.
Veronica, who is the Housing Senior Eligibility Worker, was nominated by her peers because of her unswerving allegiance and dedication to duty.  Her optimistic outlook and “can do” enthusiasm radiates in all directions and inspires others to put forth their own best effort.  One of her co-workers wrote- “I have seen Veronica eager to learn new things and has proved she can withstand and handle any new assignments.  I never hear her complain of any new tasks given to her. Besides her overwhelming commitment and deadlines, her attitude is always positive and her everyday smile can reveal her appreciation of being part of the Yuma County Housing Department”.  Another co-worker wrote:  “Veronica’s customer service is always friendly, and her pleasant attitude towards all her clients and co-workers is exceptional”.
Veronica was a recipient of the 2017 AZNAHRO/AHADA Annual Excellence Awards under the category of Employee of the Year - Community Development. 


Martin Alvarado, Library Assistant I (Main Library), has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for September 2018. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Martin received a mounted certificate, a nameplate in the book of his choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and his photo will be hung at the Yuma County Main Library during the month of September.

Congratulations Martin!


THANK YOU! for making our third challenge with our Corporate Cup a success.  This challenge was our Yuma County's Philanthropic Event.  We received quite of bit of wipes for our Hospice donation that ended on August 3. 

Let’s keep up with the great participation and prepare ourselves for the next challenge in October!

County Administration
Human Resources
Public Defender
Superior Court IT


On July 21, 1930 the Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of intent to redistrict Yuma County by dividing into three legislative districts.

The resolution stated that under the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Arizona, the county was entitled to one representative for each fifteen hundred votes or major fraction thereof for the office of governor in a general election.

At the previously held election 3,977 votes were cast for the office of governor and the Board of Supervisors deemed it in the best interests of Yuma County to divide the county into three legislative districts. The Clerk of the Board was instructed to publish the public notice for thirty days of the intent to divide the county into three legislative districts to take affect August 30, 1930. Supervisors were: George Downy (Chairman), M. N. Forman, and Frank Lucas.

Ginger Hamilton
Yuma County Administration

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