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[City seal] image by Masao Okazaki, 23 June 2019

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A photo from USNS Yuma with the mariners showing the flag of the city of Yuma, AZ, reveals the flag is the current Yuma logo on a white field.
Valentin Poposki, 19 May 2019

According to the Yuma Sun, the City of Yuma needed a symbol it could "wrap around all that forward thinking and activity around" after city government goals were outlined. The city seal (and original version of the city flag) were designed by Bob Ingram of Ingram Designs and Associates. It was first hoisted on the morning of May 4, 1995 in front of the city hall after being presented to Mayor Marilyn Young the day before at a city council meeting.

This flag certainly did not have text on it. The text below the seal is a more modern invention, as it is known that this logo was unveiled in April 2015. As such, it is known for certain the new version of the flag was adopted that year.
Daniel Renterķa, 8 February 2024


[City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

The seal was originally intended as a logo, although it has replaced the previous seal in every function. It depicts the confluence of the Colorado and Gila rivers that formed Yuma Crossing. It is done in the southwestern colors of purple for mountains, copper for the city, and turquoise for the rivers. Native American influence is felt in the flag, with the jagged Native symbols for mountains and rivers. Today, the version with text below the seal functions as the city's logo.

The first version of the seal with the generic format was adopted on December 14, 1915. I did not receive information from the city regarding the previous seal, which displays a cactus and the sun.
Daniel Renterķa, 8 February 2024