Martin Now Chair Of Supervisors

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Supervisor Tommie Martin will sit as the new chair of the Gila County Board of Supervisors during the Tuesday, Sept. 13 meeting.

“Not that I haven’t enjoyed the last 16 months, but I’m ready to pass on the torch,” said Supervisor Michael Pastor.

While Pastor served as chair the last year and a half, Martin sat as vice-chair, a position she has held since 2005.

When the current slate of supervisors took office, they agreed to shift chair responsibilities every 16 months.

Supervisor Shirley Dawson served the first term, then Pastor and now it is Martin’s turn.

“Mr. Chair, I’d like to express my appreciation of you ‘sharing the joy,’” said Dawson as Pastor quietly handed off the baton.

After unanimously voting for Martin as chair, the board turned to filling the vice-chair position.

Pastor opened the floor to nominations, then immediately nominated Dawson because he felt it was the “logical choice.”

Martin agreed and asked Dawson if she was comfortable with that responsibility.

“As long as you stay healthy and do your job,” replied Dawson.

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