Mayor Alan L. Krieger
"The most important thing leaders can do is listen to what people want for their community."
Alan Krieger served one term on the Yuma City Council from 2004 through 2007, a position he said he really enjoyed. "Absolutely, I would like to come back," he said, this time with the stakes a little higher as a candidate for mayor. In need of a job, Krieger moved to Yuma in 1983, upon the advice of his in-laws, who lived here. "I was looking for opportunity and sunshine," he said. "Yuma has both." He began working in the construction business here, and since 1997 has owned Al Krieger Construction Services Inc., a steel building contracting business. Service on the City's Commercial Building Advisory Board got him interested in city government and led to his term as a councilmember. "I've gone through the learning curve," he said. "I've learned about processes and regulations. I learned how Council functions and how municipal government works." He also learned, he said, "how difficult it is to get things done," and what he sees as a need for more open dialogue between the Mayor and Council and between the City and the citizenry. "The most important thing leaders can do is listen to what people want for their community," he said. "Not tell them what they're going to get." He continued, "I've been helping to build Yuma since 1983. I would like to continue to build Yuma at City Hall." Krieger and his wife, Mary, have three grown children.
City of Yuma
One City Plaza
Yuma, Arizona 85364