Yuma Area Office

Message from the Area Manager - Michael D. Norris

Michael Norris

I want to express my deepest gratitude to Reclamation for trusting me to lead the Yuma Area Office (YAO) and to help serve our organization. Our mission at the YAO, is to deliver and manage our critical Lower Colorado River water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the public. Our YAO strategic goals encompass five result driven business lines to include: Colorado River Water Delivery; Groundwater and Salinity Management; Resource Management; Desalting and Project Management; Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance services. The dedicated YAO staff facilitates three major funded programs focusing on Reclamation's mission, YAO goals and thrives to meet Reclamation objectives and to serve our local stakeholder's interests.

As we enter a difficult era under shortage conditions, I am committed to meeting these future challenges and demands. As the Area Manager, I am committed to leading employees toward meeting the organization’s vison, mission, and strategic goals while ensuring an inclusive workplace that fosters teamwork, professional development, and customer service. I believe that our organization can create success through effective leadership, communication, collaboration, skills, talent, teamwork, and knowledge management.

We value our employees, customers, and stakeholders and through collaboration; we will fulfill our mission and continue to provide vital services that enhance the quality of life in the Southwest. I look forward to continuing the great work we do that benefits many people, find collective solutions to complicated matters, and most important of all, remain vigilant to overcome the challenges within each of our areas of responsibility.



Last Updated: 3/3/22