Town Council Members

EducationMayor Irwin earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University in 1981.

AchievementsShe has been a self-employed business owner for over 27 years.

FamilyShe and her husband, Dennis, have two children: a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Bethany.

HobbiesShe enjoys gardening, walking, hiking, hunting, quilting, cross stitching, and reading.

Stephanie Irwin

PositionMayor

Phone928-367-6621

EmailEmail Stephanie Irwin

Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedJune 2009/Re-elected June 2013

Term.EndsNovember 2018

EducationVice Mayor Smith earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University in 1966 and his MS in business Administration at Colorado State University in 1972.

WorkCorporate: Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, BetaWest (USWest) Small business owner: Commercial Tenant Services, Inc. He has 40 years experience in sales and leasing commercial real estate.

FamilyHe and wife Karen of 48 years have two sons: Carson, a tenured professor at the University of Maryland, and Kenneth, a West Point Graduate now working in the oil industry in Houston.

HobbiesHe is active in the White Mountain Open Trails Association (WMOTA), an ATV/UTV off road club, Board Member of Woodland Hills HOA and Board Member of Save Our (Woodland Lake) Park.

Jerry Smith

PositionVice Mayor

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Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedAugust 2016

Term.EndsNovember 2020

EducationCouncilor Dodd earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Arizona State University.

AchievementsHe's been a resident of Pinetop-Lakeside for 32 years, and previously served on the Town Council from 2007 - 2011. He also serves on the boards of the White Mountain Nature Center (2004-present), Save Our Park, Inc. (2007-present), White Mountain Conservation League (1990-present), White Mountain Land Trust (2005-2014), and the Governor’s Forest Health Council (2008-2011).

WorkHe is a wildlife biologist, and his past employers include AZ Game & Fish and the AZ Department of Transportation; he also worked as a consultant for AZTEC Engineering (Phoenix) and Asian Development Bank (Kingdom of Bhutan; Bangladesh).

FamilyHe and his wife Rebecca have 3 daughters.

HobbiesAlong with his service with the Nature Center, Save Our Park, and the White Mountain Conservation League, he also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children.

Norris Dodd

PositionCouncil Member

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Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedAugust 2016

Term.EndsNovember 2018

EducationCouncilor Dahnk holds an Associate of Arts in Communications from Glendale College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Arizona.

AchievementsShe was the Western Region Debate Champion in 1970, and won 2nd Place National Debate Champion the same year. She was also Speaker of the Year, 1970.

WorkShe served as Director of Visitor Services for AAA Arizona's Office of Tourism.

FamilyShe has a husband, Jack (deceased), three children (Noelle, Christine & James), and one grandson, Kayden.

HobbiesHer hobbies include singing, painting, and reading; in the past, she's also enjoyed hiking and camping, and currently spends much of her free time at the White Mountain Nature Center.

Kathy Dahnk

PositionCouncil Member

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Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedAugust 2016

Term.EndsNovember 2020

EducationCouncilor Snitzer has a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

AchievementsHe is an Army veteran.

WorkHis professional experience included being a principal in two small business start ups, as well as working for several major corporations (Ford, Campbell's Soup, Mead Westvaco) in product development, marketing, business development, strategic planning, and purchasing. Retired as Director of Purchasing.

FamilyHis family has owned property in Lakeside since 1950.

HobbiesHe is an active volunteer in many local organizations, including TRACKS, the White Mountain Nature Center, the White Mountain Land Trust, and the Optimist Club.

Jim Snitzer

PositionCouncil Member

Phone928-368-3283

EmailEmail Jim Snitzer

Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedAugust 2016

Term.EndsNovember 2020

AchievementsCouncilor Bowen has served in the past on the Navajo County Board of Adjustments (for 9 years), the White Mountain Association of Realtors (for two terms, and was selected as Realtor of the Year), and was formerly Vice President of the Arizona Association of Realtors, and Director of the National Association of Realtors. She is currently serving as a board member of the Department of Real Estate Advisory Board (appointed by then-Governor Jan Brewer), and is on her second term as a member of the Pinetop Fire Board.

WorkShe's been a licensed Real Estate Broker for 37 years, and the owner of Realty Executives White Mountains for 20 years.

FamilyShe has five children, all of whom attended and graduated from Blue Ridge Schools; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She's been a resident of the White Mountains for 30 years.

Carla Bowen

PositionCouncil Member

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Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedAugust 2016

Term.EndsNovember 2020

AchievementsCouncilor Penrod received her Arizona Real Estate license in 2015.

WorkPrior to her retirement, she worked for JPMorgan Chase for 32 years; her positions ranged from District Manager in Flagstaff, where she oversaw 32 branches, and District Manager in Prescott with 18 branches. She was the in-house manager of 10 different branches throughout Arizona, which included both the Pinetop and Show Low locations. She also served as Sales and Service Manager for 38 branches in Northern Arizona.

FamilyHer family settled in Pinetop in 1887; she's a member of the 5th generation of Penrods to live and work here.

HobbiesShe enjoys creating ceramic artwork, drawing, reading, gardening, and walking. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Cathy Penrod

PositionCouncil Member

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Address958 S. Woodland Rd., Lakeside, AZ 85929

ElectedMarch 2017

Term.EndsNovember 2018