Bio-Thomas Thurman, District 2 Supervisor

Public Service BackgroundSupervisor Thurman

  • Past President Yavapai County Contractors Association
  • Past President  High Chaparral Home Owners Association
  • Past Businessman of the Year – Rotary Club
  • Past Chairman of Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Expert Legal Witness
  • Past Chair of Prescott Ridge Architectural Committee

Boards/Committees/Association/Training

  • Yavapai County Board of Supervisors 2005 Three time Chairman – Present
  • Past Chairman of the Public Service Retirement System
  • Past Chairman of the Correction Officers Retirement Plan
  • Chairman Central Yavapai Regional Enterprise Zone Commission
  • Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Northern Arizona Council of Government (NACOG)
  • Member of the NACOG TPAC, Transportation Policy Advisory Committee
  • Chairman of State-Rural Transportation Advocacy Council (RTAC)
  • Past President of County Board of Health
  • Past Member of Yavapai Regional Medical Center Council of Electors
  • Liaison for the AZ State Council for Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision(ICAOS)
  • Member of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC)
  • Member of the Local Draught Impact Group (LDIG)
  • Member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Member of the Emergency Reserve Medical Corp (ERMC)
  • Past Member of the Prescott Area Art Trust (PAAT)
  • Member of MatForce (Methamphetamine Task Force) Steering Committee
  • Governmental Liaison for Central Arizona Partnership (CAP)
  • Member of the Yavapai County Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee (YCRAC)
  • Member of the Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Association member of the Yavapai County Cattle Growers Association
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management) Incident Command Training
  • Liaison for the Legislative Policy Committee for County Supervisors Association
  • Alternate Representative for Local Workforce Investment Board
  • Alternate Representative for Verde River Basin Partnership
  • Alternate Representative  for Verde Valley Regional Planning Organization
  • Alternate Representative for Verde Watershed Association

Personal

  • Resident of Prescott since 1969
  • Graduated From Prescott High School 1973
  • Graduated from Westerner Electric Trade School in integrated circuit and switching systems for AT&T
  • Worked for Westerner Electric in electronic switches including Luke Air Force Base
  • Married for 39 years
  • Two children and three grandchildren
  • Strong family military and police background (Two uncles were Purple Heart Recipients)
  • Commercial and Residential Contractor for 26 years
  • Amateur Ham Radio Operator

Tom Thurman took office in 2005 and is in his third term as a County Supervisor.  He has been the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors three times and has become the voice of reason in Yavapai County Government.

He is involved with two economic development groups and supports reasonable growth.  He has spearheaded the Yavapai County Health Department’s partnership with the National Association of Counties Organization to bring a prescription card program to the citizens of the County.  Economic Development, Water, Roads and Health are important issues to him, as they are to the people he serves. Supervisor Thurman has been active on a variety of public service committees and volunteer groups to benefit the communities and neighbors they serve and represent.

He is noted to be a fair and reasonable man, looking at all sides of an issue and researching it fully to make the best possible decision for the citizens of his district as well as the County as a whole.  When asked why he ran for office his response was, “because of all the things I have ever volunteered for, this had the ability of doing more good for more folks.”  He will continue to work with all entities of Government and County Departments to bring the best possible solutions to the issues that affect the citizens of Yavapai County.