By Lee Shappell | InMaricopa
Nancy Smith, elected to the Maricopa City Council in 2014, and the wife of former Mayor Tony Smith, was selected as the city’s new mayor on Tuesday and was sworn in to her new role.
She becomes the city’s first female mayor.
The vote was unanimous among her Council peers, who each praised Smith as a tenacious fighter for the city and for her strong leadership.
Smith said she plans no major changes initially and that her agenda will be familiar, but with a new twist.
“My priorities are the same as the City Council in the past, so definitely transportation, economic development, bringing in new companies, high-paying jobs,” Smith said. “Really it doesn’t change just because I am the mayor, but I do have some new ideas that are part of my 100-day plan that I will bring forward.”