Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri was elected unanimously Wednesday as the Chairman for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
Also on Wednesday, Cheryl Chase was elected as the Chairwoman for the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
On a 5 to 0 vote, Chucri hit the ground running by spelling out an aggressive agenda for the County to follow over the next year. Chairman Chucri vowed to make county government more open and accessible, he pledged to work closely with the Board to deliver a balanced budget, he wants to tackle the antiquated, out- of- date county personnel and government compensation process, and he promised a renewed focus on delivering quality government service in a more efficient manner.
“At its core, democracy is a conversation,” Chairman Chucri said. “Before any government can initiate a reform, implement a policy or take positive action, it must have the credibility, confidence and trust of the public. In these times, public trust is not a given. It must be earned.”
Chase has called Pinal County her home for nearly 4 decades. She served three terms in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 through 2007.
She said she will continue to look for ways to reduce government spending and to reduce the tax burden on citizens and to ensure growth is managed and substantive.