PIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously January 16 to name Supervisor Richard Elías as the new board chair. The District 5 supervisor has served on the board for 15 years, since February 2002, and previously served as board chair from 2006 – 2009.
The board selected District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez as vice chair. He has served on the board since 2003 and previously served as board chair from 2010 – 2013.
Chair Elías replaces District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, who had served as board chair since 2014. Supervisor Bronson has previously served as board chair from 1999-2000, and from 2002-2005. The board voted her as acting chair, who serves as chair if the chair or vice chair are both unavailable for a meeting.
The board chair is responsible for, among other things, running board meetings and signing legal documents as required by state statute and County Code.