In the group photo with the shovels: (L-R) Casey Prochaska, Yuma County Supervisor District #3; Dennis Booth, AWC District Governing Board; Christopher Thompson, Patterson Architects; Elston Grubaugh, WMIDD; Jennifer McCloskey, BOR; Leo Pilkington, Pilk
Wellton , AZ - It is the first building block of what will be Wellton's Community Complex. Thursday morning members of the community came out along with Bureau of Reclamation, Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District and Arizona Western College to break ground on a multi-million dollar Wellton Learning Center. The site is located on the southwest corner of E. County 12th Street (William Street) and S. Avenue 29 E.
The land was made available to the community through a transfer from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, facilitated by the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District. On April 15, 2010, the WMIDD and Bureau of Reclamation signed a lease agreement to allow the eventual development of the Wellton Community Complex. The Complex will include the AWC Center; a new elementary school; and a municipal park.
The Wellton Learning Center is the final project in the $74 million bond measure approved by voters in 2004. The College Community Center, the Barcomb Agriculture and Science Complex and Dr. Kathryn A. Watson Child Development Learning Lab are part of that bond measure funding, as is both the Quartzsite and Parker Learning Centers.
Arizona Western College services a 10,000 square mile district in both Yuma and LaPaz Counties, with facilities in San Luis, Yuma, MCAS Yuma, Quartzsite and Parker.
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