Board of Directors

Steve Irr
Board Chair
Fire Chief
City of Yuma

Steve Irr is the Fire Chief for the City of Yuma Fire Department.  Steve has been with the fire department for 28 years was promoted to a leadership position in 1993 and has served on the Command Staff since 2006. Steve was in the first paramedic class in Yuma.

Steve has continued his education throughout his career and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Administration and is credentialed as an Executive Fire Officer through the National Fire Academy.

Steve was born and raised in Yuma.  He is married to Bonnie and has two boys that serve in the Air Force.


Nora Duarte
1st Vice Chair
Client Service Analyst

Western Growers

Nora Duarte is a Client Service Analyst at Western Growers, the largest provider of benefits for the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona.
Nora brings over 15 years of experience as a Human Resources professional working in different industries, including manufacturing and Healthcare in Yuma County.  
Nora is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. 


Rebecca Larson
2nd Vice chair
Community Outreach Specialist
Yuma Regional Medical Center


Carolyn Autrey
Instructional Coach
Yuma Elementary School District #1


Jacob Miller
Board Member
DPE Construction, Inc.
City Council Member of Yuma


Karen Spencer
Board Member
The Spencer Companies


Linda Elliot-Nelson
Board Member
Arizona Western College