Tammy Smith's dedication to the children of Delta County is amazing in its length, depth, and continuity! She began volunteering in her children's classrooms in 1987.
In the 1990s she served on the Hotchkiss Middle School Accountability Committee, moving to the Hotchkiss High Accountability Committee as her children went to high school. She represented HHS at the District Accountability Committee, becoming the president even when her youngest child had gone off to college. Then she was elected to the school board in 2009 and has been working effectively with board members, school personnel, parents and community members in these challenging times. All the while she has continued to help with the Hotchkiss High Grad Night. She not only worked on behalf of children within the school district, but also with 4-H, FFA, Kiwanis Easter egg hunts, and coaching softball and AAU basketball.
During these 26 years of continuous volunteer work in the school district, Tammy worked on her family's cattle ranch, at Roundhouse Books in Delta, and at Mountain West Communications in Hotchkiss. She knows the challenges of the small business entrepreneur and rancher from the inside out. Consequently, she knows the importance of a good education for every child as well as how to manage money wisely — both personally, professionally, and from the standpoint of the taxpayer.
With your vote Tammy Smith will continue to work for every child's interests, providing crucial input on the Delta County School Board, which now oversees educational opportunities from preschool through the adult programs at the Delta-Montrose Technical College. She will continue to represent interests in fields as diverse as the arts and diesel mechanics. Tammy believes that her own kids got a great education in the Delta County School District, and she wants the kids of the present and future to have the same opportunities and more in our changing world.
When electing members to serve on the Delta County School Board — unpaid positions — it is important to elect people who have remained connected and dedicated to the children, parents, and communities of Delta County. Please be sure to vote, and cast your vote for Tammy Smith!