By Gina Salinas, Public Information Officer Pinal County

At the December 18, 2019 Regular Session Board meeting, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors elected the following for Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Effective January 1, 2020 through December 21, 2020 Supervisor Anthony Smith from District #4 will be Chairman and Supervisor Pete Rios from District #1 will be Vice-Chairman.

2020 Chairman: Anthony Smith from District #4
“I very much appreciate the confidence my fellow Supervisors have in my ability to lead and serve. It’s an important opportunity for me. This upcoming year will be one of building upon the momentum we have already generated these last few years. I believe 2020 will see Pinal County and our communities break more records in job growth, share prosperity at all income levels with record low unemployment and increase the quality of life for all.”

2020 Vice-Chairman: Supervisor Pete Rios from District #1
“My colleagues continue to be non-partisan on this board as I am. I sincerely appreciate their willingness to work as a team for the betterment of all the constituents in Pinal county. Our positive past record on economic development and attracting huge projects and jobs to the county is a result of that. We look forward to a great 2020 and more accomplishments for the people of Pinal county.”

About the Pinal County Board of Supervisors
What does the Board of Supervisors do? Every year, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, as required by law, crafts a budget providing revenue for individual departments and elected offices. One of the primary jobs of the Board is to establish the county property tax rate and the budget for coming year.

This budget provides the necessary finances to meet estimated expenditures. By state law, once the budget is approved, the county is bound to remain within its budget for that year. The Board of Supervisors also has the authority to fill vacancies in county and legislative offices, other boards and commissions, pass resolutions and enact ordinances and regulations as authorized by state law.

Because only the Board has authority to decide certain issues, such as zoning changes, resolutions and ordinances, these subjects constitute the remainder of the Board’s responsibilities during the year.