Citing the ability to hit the ground running, his experience in County affairs, and also his pre-announced choice of Chief Deputy, the County Board of Supervisors selected Chip Davis to fill the vacant Treasurer’s seat, with a vote of four in favor, and one abstention from Rowle Simmons.
There were five candidates in all that submitted applications for the position, and the Supervisors heard from each of them this morning before making their decision. By law, the candidate had to be a Republican, since the seat was vacated by a Republican.
- Gary Freed
- Robert Beyea
- Arlo “Chip" Davis
- Pam Pearsall
- Michael Sarti
Known for his years of service as a Supervisor representing the Verde Valley, Davis announced in advance that if he were chosen, he would ask Jim Holt to be his Chief Deputy. After his selection, Davis was sworn in by the Board Clerk Kim Kapin.
Here is the vote from this morning:
Supervisor Brown spoke afterwards about some of the issues that were key factors to his decision, focusing on the need to get started right away. And newly appointed Treasurer Chip Davis spoke about the first things he will do as he begins his duties:
Here is the press release sent out by the County:
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Select Arlo “Chip” Davis for Treasurer
On February 24, 2020, at the special Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board voted to make Arlo “Chip” Davis the new Yavapai County Treasurer.
Mr. Davis was a five-term member of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. The newly appointed Yavapai County Treasurer said, “I look forward to serving the citizens of Yavapai County and having a very user-friendly Treasurer's Department. I am eager to hear from the residents of Yavapai County on how the Treasurer’s office can serve them better.”
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “Mr. Davis brings to the position of Treasurer a lifetime of experience and knowledge of how to get things done in Yavapai County. He knows the staff and their capabilities and I believe he is the best person to meet the challenges he has in front of him.”
Treasurer Chip Davis was sworn in by Clerk of Board Kim Kapin immediately after the meeting.