Robert Uribe

 

Robert Uribe- Mayor

Term Expires June 2020

 

Robert Uribe is the 31st Mayor of Douglas. He is the youngest elected official to serve our community, in addition to being the first Afro-Latino. Robert Uribe was born in the Dominican Republic on June 8, 1984 and immigrated to the United States in 1990. Robert and his younger brother Kendal were raised by their mother, Elsa Uribe, in New York City. Mr. Uribe worked as a youth educator in Manhattan until he and his family moved to Arizona in 2005. Robert continued working with children as a coach at Phoenix Country Day School. In 2010 Robert met his wife, a Douglas native, Jenea who was completing her education at Arizona State University (ASU). The couple immediately began their entrepreneurial journey with the creation of an online boutique. Fast forward to 2012, the couple moved to Douglas and opened Galiano's Cafe, the only neighborhood coffee shop in the City. From that point on the duo has immersed themselves in the binational arts and cultural scene in Douglas/Agua Prieta through their cafe and more recently trough a newly formed organization, Border Arts Corridor. BAC and with the support of Arizona Commission of the Arts help bring internationally recognized artists, scholars, and community organizers to Douglas. Robert is currently a Board of Director for BAC, and has served on the City of Douglas Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Uribe loves spending time with his wife and three children and is excited to lead Douglas to a bright future