New Leaders for Board of Supervisors Selected

Members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors selected a chair and vice-chair Dec. 15 for the new year during their final meeting of 2021, choosing two recently elected members.

District 4 Supervisor Jeffrey McClure of Saddlebrooke will be board chairman for 2022, leading the body’s public meetings and acting as its representative at events and on some committees. District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy of Apache Junction will be vice chairman, filling in when McClure is absent.

“It’s been a very interesting and educational first year as county supervisor, and I look forward to the challenge of leading the board next year as we continue to strive to make Pinal County as successful as it can be for our community,” McClure said.

Both he and Serdy were first elected to the board in 2020 along with District 1 Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh. Veteran supervisors Stephen Miller of Casa Grande (District 3) and Mike Goodman of San Tan Valley (District 2) were last year’s chairman and vice-chairman, respectively.

Also at the Dec. 15 meeting, the board approved two intergovernmental contracts with the Arizona Department of Health — one for $1.8 million for administration of ELC Funding for K-12 schools to expand behavioral health services for students affected by the pandemic and the other for $6.2 million for the Enhancing Detection Expansion program to expand mobile COVID-19 testing with the help of local partner agencies.

At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized seven staffers for service of 20 or 25 years to Pinal County. Shown below are (from left): County Supervisor Doug Cavanaugh, County Manager Leo Lew, County Supervisor Mike Goodman, Ina Cook (25 years of service, judicial administrative assistant), 2022 Board Chairman Jeffrey McClure, Adriana Carrasco (20 years, juvenile probation officer), County Supervisor Steve Miller, Ray Garcia (25 years, highway superintendent), 2022 Board Vice-Chairman Jeff Serdy.

Photo: courtesy of Pinal County