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YuCount Community Newsletter DECEMBER 2019

Post Date:12/03/2019 9:30 AM

Yuma County Elected Officials and Department Directors met with Jennifer Marson, AACo, Executive Director, at the Yuma County Main Library. 

Ms. Marson has been a lobbyist in Arizona since 2002.  She specializes in all areas of County related issues.  She also directs the State and Federal Government Affairs Program while coordinating the Association's Outreach Program. 

Ms. Marson and her staff will make the 2020 Legislative Session a success for Yuma County.

Review our video to hear Ms. Marson's comments.  For more information on AACo. feel free to visit their website.
The Public Works Department maintains all of Yuma County's roads and approximately a third of them are visually inspected every year.

The Public Works Department has partnered with IMS from Tempe, Arizona to complete a detailed inventory report during a two-week time frame.  This Laser Road Surface Tester will review the condition rating of some of the roadways that are maintained by our Public Works Department. 

Click on the video to watch how these vehicles operate and the services they provide.
The Yuma County Health District Emergency Managemen department prepares and plans for health emergencies within the Yuma community.

Recently, the department held training at AWC, to review the program and to update staff on protocols for health emergency outbreaks.  This training helps the staff to react more quickly and coordinates their actions better.

Watch the video to check all the agencies that assisted in this important training.
Yuma County Victim Services Division protects victims as they go through the Criminal Justice System.  The division consists of 3 units:

*Notification Staff
*Victims Compensation

Click on the video to find out the special duties carried out by each unit, or you can visit the Yuma County Victim Services website.

We are pleased and proud to report that on October 23, 2019, Yuma County Adult Probation was awarded a very prestigious Strategic Agenda Award by the Judicial Awards Committee of the Arizona Supreme Court. 
In our continued pursuit of excellence within the Arizona Justice system, Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel’s five year agenda, titled “Justice For the Future:  Planning For Excellence,”  consists of five goals:  Goal 1: Promoting Access to Justice;  Goal 2: Protecting Children, Families, and Communities;  Goal 3: Promoting Judicial Branch Excellence and Innovation;  Goal 4: Enhancing Professionalism within Arizona’s Courts;  and Goal 5: Promoting Public Trust and Confidence.  The Chief Justice develops the Strategic Agenda through stakeholders around Arizona.  Through it, he affirms the important goals of Arizona’s justice system, outlines new initiatives, and recognizes the successes of prior strategic plans.  The person or entity who best represents adherence to one of the specific goals is honored with an award.

In 2018, Yuma County Adult Probation, Community Health Associates (CHA), and Arizona Complete Health (AzCH) worked with AHCCCS to become Arizona’s first fully integrated medical and behavioral health facility located inside of a county probation department, earning our county the award for best meeting Goal 2: “Protecting Children, Families, and Communities”.
Presented by Chief Justice Brutinel, accepting the award on behalf of Yuma County are Yuma County Superior Court’s Presiding Judge, the Honorable David Haws, Interim Chief Adult Probation Officer Mike Byrd, Ms. Kara Ahearn (North End Community Connections), and Mr. George Owens, Program Administrator (North End Community Connections).   Congratulations on a job well done!

Probation Works in Arizona!

Submitted by:
Yuma County Adult Probation


In addition to the STRATEGIC AGENDA AWARD which was presented to Yuma County Adult Probation on October 23, 2019, by the Arizona Supreme Court, we were also honored with two other very prestigious awards from the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo)! The Summit Award in Criminal Justice for 2019 and the Public-Private Partnership Merit Award for 2019.  Both awards are recognition for Adult Probation’s partnership with the North End Community Connections Clinic.

The awards were presented on November 22, 2019, by AACo’s Executive Director Jennifer Marson.  Receiving the award on behalf of Yuma County and North End Community Connections (NECC) were Interim Chief Adult Probation Officer Mike Byrd, NECC Chief Clinical Administrator Kara Ahearn, and NECC Program Manager George Owens.  Also present was the AACo’s Immediate Past President and Yuma County Recorder, the Honorable Robyn Pouquette.  

Although located inside the Yuma County Adult Probation building, the clinic is open to the general public. They are located at 410 South Maiden Lane and their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome.  For more information call (928) 248-8282.

From 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 2nd, until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14th, bring in cans of food to pay for your overdue fines during the 30th Annual Food for Fines at Yuma County Libraries! All cans of food will be donated to a local food pantry or assistance agency.

• For every 10 oz (or larger) can of food that is donated, $1 in overdue fines will be removed
• Only labeled cans will be accepted
• No dented or expired cans
• No glass jars

For more information, contact the Circulation Department at the Main Library at (928) 373-6492.

By Sarah Wisdom

Access the library from any mobile device, anytime, anywhere with the Yuma County Library District app. Using the free YCLD app, you can:
-search for books, movies, and other materials
-check due dates and renew items
-access digital collections (eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, reference sources)
-view events at all library locations
-have an e-version of your library card
…and much more!

Download it today from Google Play or the App Store!

Registration is NOW open for the Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon to be held on January 25, 2020.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, the “Caballeros de Yuma” will be hosting the first annual Caballero 10K Run the same day.

How to register: Log into your HRintouch employee portal, go to Health and Wellness>Fun Runs/Walks.

*Not an active member on the YCEBT Medical Plan?  Get signed up at
On December 2, 1963, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution that stated that after a thorough study of available data, a determination for the construction of a certain public works, generally described as the Yuma County Recreation area on the Colorado and Gila Rivers, was deemed desirable and in the public interest. Whereas under the terms of Public Law 560, 83rd Congress, as amended, the United States of America had authorized the making of advances to public bodies to aid in financing the cost of engineering and architectural surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications or other action preliminary to and in preparation for construction of public works.

The Chairman was authorized to file an application to the government for an advance in funding to aid in defraying the cost of plan preparation for the prescribed public works at the Yuma County Recreation Area on the Colorado and Gila Rivers.

Board members were: Robert K. Nissen (Chairman), Jim Fuquay, and Glen R. Strohm.

Submitted by
Ginger Hamilton,
County Administration
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