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Profiles of Arizona Municipal Clerks: Silvia Smith, Town of Payson

Silvia Smith, MMC and CPM
Town of Payson

How many years have you served as a clerk? 18 years

Where are you originally from? Ignacio, Colorado

What is the most rewarding part of your job? To have our department be recognized by citizens for our exceptional customer service.

What is your favorite memory as a city/town clerk? Being recognized by the AMCA for Municipal Clerk of the Year in 2006.

Hometown 4th of July Celebration – Payson, AZ

4th of July Payson

Voted the Best Small Town in Arizona and nestled among the cool pines of the majestic Mogollon Rim – Payson, Arizona comes alive in patriotic colors during its 4th of July Celebration. Whether you are a local Payson resident or a visitor, you will be treated to a show well worth the trip.

Payson is known for its beautiful weather in July and breathtaking sunsets. So bring your chairs, a picnic basket and blanket, or grab some food from one of the vendors that will be on hand and enjoy a day of fun. The fireworks show & games are all FREE to the public. The event will feature, great food vendors, bouncy houses, games, prizes, music, and beautiful scenery.  Don’t forget that Payson is generally 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

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8:00 AM:

Start off the celebration with a patriotic salute to those men and women who have made this a free country.  Come join in as Payson’s Patriotic Committee starts things off right with a flag raising ceremony and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

1-3:00 PM:

Families will enjoy everything from sack races to egg toss to tug of war. Finally we will conduct the 7th Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races.  Our goal is to crown the fastest person in the Park.  We have age groups from toddler up to over 80 years old. Last year we had over 500 people compete in the foot races.

4:00-9:00 PM

The Take Cover Band will take the stage at Green Valley Park and preform hits from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Bob Seger, and so many more!  Bring your pop up, blanket and settle in for a great night of music, food and big boom!

9:00 PM

Enjoy one of Arizona’s most spectacular fireworks shows. Surrounded on the west by the Mazatzal Mountain Range, on the East by the Granite Dells and to the North the Majestic Mogollon Rim, Green Valley Park is a picturesque setting for a spectacular night of fun, bright lights and large boom! Due to frequent inclement weather we have had to adjust the shoot time of the show.  We will do everything we can to shoot at 9 PM however due to winds and late thunderstorms we may have to delay the show.  Please be patient as we will shoot off the fireworks as soon as it is safe to do so.