Danny Smith chosen as BOS Chairman

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Supervisor Danny Smith (R, District-3) has been chosen to serve as the BOS Chairman.

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Graham County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously chose Danny Smith (R, District-3) to serve as its chairman. 

The BOS Chairman serves a 16-month term and is usually rotated among the three different supervisors. The position conducts the meetings for the BOS.  

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Outgoing BOS Chairman Paul David will serve as Vice Chairman.

Outgoing BOS Chairman Paul David (D, District-1) advised those at the meeting about the position and brought it up for a vote.   

“I’ve enjoyed my last 16 months of service,” David said. “I’ve learned a lot and, hopefully, didn’t step on too many toes.”

First-year Supervisor John Howard (R, District-2) nominated Smith as Chairman and David as Vice-Chairman. The vote was unanimous among the three supervisors. 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: First-year Supervisor John Howard made the motion to select Smith as Chairman and David as Vice-Chairman.

Smith thanked outgoing Chairman David for his service and accepted his new appointment. 

“Thank you Chairman David for your 16 months of service as the chair and an outstanding job,” Smith said.