PHOENIX – Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith was unanimously elected by his colleagues as the third vice president of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) at the November 21, 2013, meeting of the CSA Board of Directors.
“This is a wonderful honor,” Supervisor Smith said. “I am looking forward to representing my fellow supervisors in this vital organization and look forward to working on behalf of counties throughout the state as the legislature begins its new session in January.”
“Supervisor Smith is a dedicated public servant whose experience and commitment to local government make him an exceptional representative of Arizona counties,” declared outgoing CSA President Lenore Stuart. “His selection as third vice president reflects the trust and confidence that his fellow supervisors have in him.”
As third vice president, Supervisor Smith will serve on the organization’s executive committee, helping to develop plans and implement strategies for strengthening Arizona counties in state and federal policymaking. He will serve alongside CSA President and Graham County Supervisor Jim Palmer, President-elect and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, First Vice President and Coconino County Supervisor Mandy Metzger, Second Vice President and Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin, and Immediate Past President and Yuma County Supervisor Lenore Stuart.
Prior to Supervisor Smith’s election as county supervisor in 2012, he served as one of the original members of Maricopa’s Planning and Zoning Commission and then served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Maricopa. Supervisor Smith spent much of his professional career working in the electric utility and the telecommunications industry.
CSA is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization representing the 61 county supervisors leading Arizona’s 15 counties. For more than 30 years, CSA has served as a forum for county leaders to address important issues facing local constituents and develop a proactive state and federal policy agenda.