Pinal County Supervisor Sandie Smith will serve as commencement speaker at SMC graduation ceremony

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz – Pinal County District 2 Supervisor Sandie Smith will serve as the commencement speaker at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, in Apache Junction, Ariz.

The event will take place at the Mountain View Lutheran Church located at 2122 South Goldfield Road beginning at 11 a.m.

Smith, who was the first woman in Pinal County to be elected to the board of supervisors, will retire from public office after her current term expires. The four-term supervisor is a 38-year resident of Pinal County and owned a local business from 1970-99.

She has strong ties to the Central Arizona College community having served on the CAC Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation’s flagship program is Promise for the Future, an endeavor to reward Pinal County students who graduate from high school with a 2.75 Grade point average with a two-year scholarship to Central Arizona College.

Elected in 1986 to the governing board of the Apache Junction Unified School District, Smith served as president from 1988-93. As a member of the Arizona Association of Counties, she has served in all office capacities including president, and she is also a member of the County Supervisors Association.

Smith’s committee involvement includes serving as past president of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce Board, chairperson of the North Eastern Pinal Economic Partnership (NEPEP), and chairperson of the Enterprise Zone Commission.

Smith has served on the Pinal County Arizona Planning Committee for Economic Development and the San Tan Regional Park Committee, and is a member of the Superstition Vista’s Steering Committee, the Pinal County Town Hall Committee, and the Empowerment Systems Incorporated.

She is a past member of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Line Siting Committee, and a past committee member of the Focus Future Team in Florence. She also serves on the Military Affairs Commission for the State of Arizona, is an organizing member of the Apache Junction Boys and Girls Club, and is a member of the Soroptimist of Apache Junction.

Smith and her husband, Thomas, have been married for 46 years and have three children - Sheryl, David and Kenneth. They also have six grandchildren - Ashley, Kirsten, Davis, Abbott, Cassandra and Nicole.



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