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Yuma Multiversity announces new Board Members


Two Yuma residents join YMVC

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Board of Directors of Yuma Multiversity Corporation (YMVC) has elected two new members to serve on their Board of Directors.

Jerry Cabrera, City Manager for the City Somerton, and Marco "Tony" Reyes, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Yuma County, began their terms on October 19, 2021.

Reyes is a long-time Yuma resident that also served as a San Luis mayor and as an Executive Director for Comite De Bien Estar, an organization focused on housing.

“We are collaborating to improve ourselves through higher education while looking forward to a better future,” Reyes expressed in a press release statement. “Through educational training for young people and adults, the work ethic it cultivates, the skills it imparts to entire families, I feel success will improve the quality of life for residents of all our communities."  

Cabrera was born in Yuma and aside from being a City Manager for the City of Somerton, and was an assistant superintendent for Somerton Elementary School, as well as being on several Yuma County boards.

“I am very excited to be part of an extraordinary bridge building to higher education and needs of Yuma County’s future,” Cabrera said in his statement. 

Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor and YMVC Board Chairman, spoke on the new board members.

“We’re thrilled to have both Tony and Jerry join the YMVC Board of Directors,” Douglas Nicholls began. “They have integral knowledge of San Luis and Somerton, representing the youngest and fastest growing part of the Greater Yuma region. The YMVC Board has an overarching goal to increase membership to represent the entirety of the Greater Yuma Region."

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