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Yuma Mayor Nicholls To Attend White House Christmas Party, Meet with Gov. Officials in Washington

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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls met with President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls is in Washington, D.C. this week where he will attend the White House Christmas party and meet with government officials.

Mayor Nicholls is scheduled to attend the party this afternoon where he told KAWC he hopes to greet President Donald Trump.

Nicholls said this visit shows that elected and government officials in Washington care about what is happening in Yuma.

“This is the kind of event where, I’m surprised I got the invitation but I’m happy to see that Yuma is being taken seriously on a national level,” Nicholls said.

While in Washington, Nicholls said he is scheduled to meet with Brenda Burman the Commissioner for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Nicholls said he will discuss with Burman the request for a water transfer from the Yuma area to Queen Creek.

Nicholls said he will also meet with the deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. The state of emergency Nicholls declared in April over high migrant numbers is still open and Nicholls said he wants to address this with DHS officials as migrant numbers have decreased significantly in recent months.

And despite a U.S. House of Representatives vote on impeachment for Trump expected Wednesday, Nicholls told KAWC that he has not experienced any buzz over the proceedings in Washington, saying that he is focused on sharing Yuma interests with those he meets with.

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Stay tuned to KAWC for more from our interview with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls from Washington.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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