The City of Yuma is a full service council-manager government and is governed by a charter, Arizona state statutes, and an adopted Strategic Plan. The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for all city operations.
The City employs 1,244 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees and has 14 departments which are committed to providing outstanding services to the community. Yuma’s FY 2021 annual budget is $249.3 million (all funds).
Yuma is located in beautiful and sunny Southwestern Arizona where Arizona, California, and Mexico converge. Nestled between San Diego and Phoenix along I-8, Yuma has a rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Yumans enjoy a climate that mixes pure desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado and Gila Rivers. Yuma is the 11th largest city in Arizona, with an estimated population of 105,000; which nearly doubles during the unparalleled winter months. Yuma is also the county seat for Yuma County, home to approximately 215,000 people.
Yuma is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers who bask in part its nearly perfect weather and 310 sunny days a year! Yuma’s enviable setting allows residents to take advantage of outdoor activities year-round from hiking, biking, golfing and off-roading, to boating, fishing, kayaking, and water skiing. Exciting annual events, festivals, concerts and world-class cuisine can be found in Yuma year-round. For more information on all that Yuma has to offer, please visit: visityuma.com.