Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey met with Yuma-area leaders in economic development and agriculture Thursday.
Ducey said his frequent visits to Yuma, where he meets with elected officials, local business owners, military and community leaders, make him a smarter and wiser governor.
During an ag roundtable, the issue of protecting water rights for Yuma County was discussed.
“I’m proud that Arizona is a fast growing state," Ducey said. "I’m certainly proud that Yuma is the leafy green capital of the world."
"There’s enough water for all of our people and (it) can support the growth we enjoy," he added. "What I want to make certain is that we’re doing the proper planning and policies so that that can continue into the future.”
The governor also spoke at a scouts honor lunch Thursday in Yuma.