Town Manager Yvonne Kimball
Yvonne Kimball was appointed by the Council as the Town Manager in October 2011 and has held the position since January 3, 2012. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Town based on Council's recommendations. Prior to coming to Dewey-Humboldt, Yvonne was the City Manager for the City of Bowling Green, Florida.
Coffee with the Town Manager
In Dewey-Humboldt, Yvonne hosts a monthly "Coffee with the Town Manager" program which occurs every month on the second Monday at 9 a.m. in Town Hall. Many residents have used the opportunity to get to know the town operation and to share concerns or comments. Yvonne has an open door policy and relish the opportunity to communicate with residents and community members. She can be reached by email, and by phone at 928-632-7362 (office) or 928-458-6384 (cell). Please come in or call to have a chat with the Town Manager.
Yvonne is an International City and Management Association Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM). She also holds the Utility Management Certificate from the National Rural Water Association. Yvonne earned a bachelor's degree in English from Tianjin Institute of Technology in Tianjin, China. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration as well as a Graduate Certificate of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida.
Yvonne enjoys giving back to the profession. She is active in both the International City/County Management Association and the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA). She is currently serving on Board of Directors for the ACMA and the ICMA's Awards Review Panel. Yvonne is also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Governor's Groundwater Users Advisory Committee for the Prescott Active Management Area. In her spare time, Yvonne likes to hike, bike, read and spend time with her family. To learn more about Yvonne, please see the article published in AZcities@Work magazine.
Council-Manager form of Government
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is a council-manager form of government. The 7-member Mayor and Council is the governing body of the city, elected by the public at large, and the Manager is hired by the Council to carry out the policies it establishes.
Town Council and Manager fulfill different roles in the municipal government. The Council provides legislative direction while the Manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the municipality based on the council's recommendations. The mayor and council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The manager serves as the council's chief advisor. Manager also serves at the pleasure of the Council and are responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and hiring and firing personnel.
The Town Manager is appointed by the Common Council and reports directly to them. She acts as the chief administrative officer of the Town and has the overall responsibility for implementing the policy directives made by the Town Council.