Carol Smith is a nurse educator in Yuma who has been active in the community her entire life. She has spent most of her career as a NICU nurse and currently works as a nurse educator at Yuma Regional Medical Center. She was elected to the Crane Governing Board in 2020 where she learned the importance of being accessible to constituents. We have reached a time where many people are vocal about their mistrust in government. They speak to the inability to reach their politicians, or even gain a response when asking or submitting questions. She has shown herself to be visible, engaged, and ready to listen.When elected to Yuma City Council, Carol will focus on fully funding public safety programs, access to higher education, and creating more affordable housing. She would like to work with developers to provide incentive for them to build here, or allow for modification of existing structures for affordability.