City Speak – John Hughes, Mayor, Town of Dewey-Humboldt

Arizona’s Country Town

Mayor John Hughes is a fourth-generation Arizona rancher. He took office Dec. 1, 2020, for a two-year term. He previously was a councilman for four years. His vision and goals for the Dewey-Humboldt area — called Arizona’s Country Town — are to revitalize the downtown area.

“There is so much potential and history,” he says, to share with the local community, as well as serve the Quad City/Town areas and especially people traveling through.

The mayor’s wife Carie Hughes is working on bringing a chamber of commerce to Dewey-Humboldt to help provide more opportunities for local businesses while providing information for the communities. 

“We are here to serve the citizens and to provide the very best we possibly can for our Arizona’s Country Town,” Mayor Hughes says.

He will begin a Mayor’s Hour in April — a time to gather each month. The get-togethers will be at different locations. See our Facebook page for times and places:

The main street includes a cafe, gas station, sheriff’s station, shooting sports shop, gift shop, Town Hall, Post Office and recently a new barber shop and Subway. There are a few other commercial businesses along Hwy 69 where there is always potential for more growth as our community continues to grow and expand. 

The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society is gathering items for the new museum being built off of Hwy 69. You will find a link with more information about donations on the home page of their website at