Mayor Nicholls’s vision to enhance accessibility to higher education culminates in plans for the Yuma Multiversity Campus (YMC). Mayor Nicholls serves as chairman of the YMC’s Governing Board, which includes multidisciplinary industry leaders from throughout the community who are working to develop a centralized campus in Yuma. The YMC will offer a full range of […]
Douglas J. Nicholls was reelected as the 27th Mayor of the City of Yuma in August 2017, to begin his second, four-year term in January 2018. Mayor Nicholls is committed to the Yuma community through the belief that quality communities are developed when opportunities to success are open to all through quality jobs, superior education, and robust quality of life.
Mayor Nicholls spearheads many efforts to enhance and grow the Yuma community, including serving as the Founder and Chairman of 4FrontED’s Governing Board. The 4FrontED effort is an economic development–focused governing board of regional mayors that includes states near the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, they work collaboratively to maximize impact at the global forefront, representing a population of more than one million people.
Mayor Nicholls was appointed to the Military Affairs Committee by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. He serves as Treasurer of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Executive Committee. In 2019, he was inducted into the Arizona State University (ASU) Academy of Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.
Mayor Nicholls was raised in Yuma, and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from ASU before continuing post-baccalaureate studies in transportation engineering. In addition to his role as Mayor, he is president/owner of Core Engineering Group, an active Rotarian, a deacon at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and a dedicated husband and father. Mayor Nicholls is married to Danette, his high school sweetheart, and the two have four children.
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