Since being elected in January 2014, Mayor Douglas Nicholls has wanted to do something to address methamphetamine in Yuma County. Initial discussions led to a partnership with AmeriCorps and the Yuma Police Department.
This is a grassroots effort to create a network of teams to help educate and raise awareness about the dangers of meth among the people of Yuma County. The campaign also seeks to connect people with treatment options to help them get better. It takes an entire community to address a problem of this difficulty and we hope to have the communities support.
This campaign has been partly funded through a grant from the Tohono O’odham Nation in the amount of $15,220.28 for educational purposes. The City of Yuma deeply appreciates the effort and we look forward to working with the Tohono O’odham Nation in the future. Please visit their website for more information on their history and ongoing initiatives.